When black kids get high at carnival it’s a national scandal. When white kids pop pills at Glastonbury it’s just good fun. But when Boris Johnson and Michael Gove admit to snorting cocaine, that’s when it gets interesting. Then, the ruling class have no choice but to countenance drug decriminalisation, or else have a criminal in Number 10.
Is it time to demand cocaine for the masses, not just for the ruling classes? Should we end to the “war on drugs”? With Kojo Koram, Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck, Univeristy of London, and editor of “The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line” Tanzil Chowdhury, Lecturer in Public Law at Queen Mary University of London.