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Comment Re:Honesty? (Score 1) 307

We've got an FBI that's having trouble recruiting new agents because it turns out the applicants are all honest on their FBI applications when asked if they ever smoked pot?

Anecdotally, (UK) government agencies don't care if you say you've taken drugs. They care about whether you take them now, or whether you're lying and open yourself up to blackmail.

Comment Re:This isn't news (Score 2, Insightful) 310

it will go a long way to reducing the amount of organized crime in this and other countries that make their profits off the back of illegal drug sales

These crime gangs will just look for some other large profit activity. If drugs were legalised, do you think they'd all re-train as accountants?

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