Richard Branson’s drugs plea

By RYAN SABEY

SIR Richard Branson has claimedSpaincould help solve its economic woes — by legalising cannabis.

The Virgin boss, 61, said tax from sales of the drug would resolve some of the country’s problems and “help lift its head.”

Billionaire Branson also praised a Spanish town’s “great idea” to allow cannabis to be cultivated for cash to pay off debts.

The people of Rasquera agreed in a referendum to rent municipal land to a cannabis smokers’ association.

Branson was speaking inBarcelonaat the launch of the world’s largest cannabis museum. It opens today with 6,000 exhibits chronicling the drug’s history and uses.

 

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