Glasgow Daily Record, UK
SCOTLAND'S street cops yesterday called for drugs to be legalised.
The Scottish Police Federation said officers were losing the war on dealers and a different approach was needed.
They believed a regulated drugs industry would take the power from criminals attracted by huge profits.
The issue was debated at the federation's annual conference in Peebles.
Inspector Jim Duffy, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We are not winning this war and not coming close to winning.
"I do not want this to be seen as a surrender or withdrawal. What we are seeking is new weapons and tactics. The status quo isn't an option."