Sir Richard Branson has never been afraid to tackle big, thorny business problems or large, complex social issues. One of his latest challenges: Ending the war on drugs, combines both of them. The ... more 
Sir Richard Branson has never been afraid to tackle big, thorny business problems or large, complex social issues. One of his latest challenges: Ending the war on drugs, combines both of them. The founder of the Virgin group said about the War on Drugs, "If one of my businesses is failing for a year or two I'll close it down or change tack. This particular business approach has failed for 50 years and it's gotten worse and worse each year, and governments have not changed tack." When asked about the future for a legal marijuana industry in Washington, Colorado and potentially California, Sir Richard declares,"My personal opinion is that marijuana should be legalized worldwide and regulated and taxed." Sir Richard concludes that if not for his conflict of interest as a Global Drug Policy Commissioner, that he thinks he would invest in the marijuana industry. less 
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