HEAD of booming party Ciudadanos Albert Rivera has announced he would be willing to discuss the legalisation of cannabis and other ‘soft’ drugs.
Recently, he also suggested the legalisation of prostitution, with the aim of collecting up to €6 billion per year for the national coffers.
In an interview with radio channel Onda Cero, Mr Rivera has rejected the possibility of legalising all addictive substances, although stressed that other countries have already taken the steps to create regulations surrounding some drugs.
Mr Rivera argued that there are other legal drugs such as tobacco and alcohol.
The beginning of a debate, he said, would allow the prosecution of crimes related to drug trafficking and at the same time, reducing and stopping consumption.
“The goal is not promoting drug consumption, but reducing it through information and control. I believe that legalising drugs is not condoning their consumption and giving it the green light but simply regulating an activity and create the legal means through which we will be able to put an end to specific illegal practices,” finished Mr Rivera.