Dr Robin Room of Melbourne University's Alcohol Policy Research

Dr Robin Room of Melbourne University’s Alcohol Policy Research

Head of Alcohol Policy Research, Prof Robin Room, has called for the legalisation of marijuana to reduce binge drinking and violence.

He says that it would significantly reduce government costs to “have a highly controlled legal (cannabis) market and tighten up the legal market of alcohol in the same way we tightened up the market of tobacco”.

“Cannabis is not without harm but it’s substantially less than alcohol and tobacco in terms of social harm,” he says.

More information about Professor Room is available at his website