London, May 20 (ANI): Rolling Stones lead singer Sir Mick Jagger has called for cannabis to be legalised on the Isle of Man to gauge whether it prevents drug-related violence.
In an interview on American television, the 66 year-old British rock star suggested a trial scheme should be conducted on the channel island ‘to see what happens’.
The singer, who was convicted of possessing narcotics in the 1960s, urged officials to legalise cannabis only on the island, and only for a limited time, to test whether such a ban would work.
“The whole question of legalising drugs is fraught,” the Telegraph quoted him as telling the Larry King Live show on CNN.
“You usually try these things out in very small places. You know, like you try a new product out in a small kind of society or an island somewhere.
“In England they always try out new mobile phones in the Isle of Man. They”ve got a captive society. So I said, you should try – you should try the legalisation of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens,” he added. (ANI)