Rolling Stones Rocker Suggests Island Could Trial Cannabis Legalisation, Live on US TV.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has used an appearance on a top US show to propose the Isle of Man do a trial legalisation of Cannabis.
Mick was being interviewed by legendary talk show host Larry King in relation to a new reworked album the Rolling Stones have released.
When asked about drugs he said how he believes Cannabis should be legalised over here as the Island is a captive society, he drew parallels on how the UK trial new mobile phones over here to guage public reaction.
He told U.S. talk show host Larry King, 'The whole question of legalising drugs is fraught.
'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.
'And 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.
We spoke to Bill Malarkey from the Department of Home Affairs to get his thoughts on the comments, he said the reality of Jagger's proposal raise far too many issues for it ever to be a likelyhood.
See what he says for yourself at 1min 28seconds of this clip...