Will tougher sentences for dealers help win the war on drugs?

Drive 21/03/2018

If National MP Simeon Brown has his way peddlers of synthetic cannabis could be jailed for up to eight years, a massive jump from the current penalty of two years.

His bill calls for harsher sentences for those producing and supplying the drugs and has passed its first reading in Parliament.

Simeon Brown joined Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on Drive to explain why he thinks this bill will help in the war on synthetic drugs.

Listen to the full interview with Simeon Brown above.

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