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  1. Richard Branson

    Richard Branson Lights Up Drug Legalization Debate

    He’s causing a buzz. The Virgin Group founder yesterday leaked a copy of a policy paper by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) calling for the international decriminalization of the personal possession and use of drugs. Long an advocate of drug legalization, Branson said his embargo-breaking announcement aimed to counteract any political pressure against the proposal. But UNODC fired back, saying the document was neither official nor complete. They strongly denied rumors of being strong-armed to withdraw it, noting that the paper remains “under review.”

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