Rolling Stones Drug Claims

Legalise it... on the Isle Of Man?
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Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger has claimed that drugs should be legalised - in the Isle Of Man.

The Rolling Stones have a long relationship with drugs. On the high octane R&B circuit the band began experimenting with cheap speed and marijuana, before the psychedelic era brought hallucinogenic drugs into play.

Later developing a penchant for heroin, songs such as 'Sister Morphine' immortalised the group's relationship with drugs. Now in a new interview Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger has claimed that the Isle Of Man should be used as a testing ground for the legalisation of narcotics.

Speaking on the Larry King Show, the iconic frontman claimed that "the whole question of legalising drugs is fraught."

"You usually try these things out in very small places. You know, like you try a new product out in a small kind of society or an island somewhere," Jagger explained. "In England they always try out new mobile phones in the Isle of Man. They've got a captive society. So I said, you should try – you should try the legalisation of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens."

Together with guitarist Keith Richards, Mick Jagger was busted for drug use in 1967. Sentenced to a jail sentence, the two were later pardoned after a public outcry including an editorial in The Times.

Speaking on the Larry King Show, Mick Jagger discussed the continuing levels of drug use in society. "Human beings seem to have a propensity to want to take drugs in some form. It seems to be the propensity of human beings to want to use them. I think you have to take that as read, you know."

Rolling Stones are currently heading towards the number one slot with the re-issued version of 'Exile On Main Street'.

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