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Jeremy Clarke recalls his career on drugs and a failed attempt to grow cannabis in his father's greenhouse

By Jeremy Clarke   December 1996

The price of illegal drugs in Britain is the highest in Europe. Recent seizures of substantial shipments of cannabis and cocaine by vigilant customs officers are pushing up prices still further. Although many of these seizures have been made on or just off the rocky Cornish peninsular, we in the southwest do not get to see much of it at any price. Occasionally the local television news bulletins tantalise us with footage of familiar, picturesque quays where drugs are being unloaded from impounded yachts. If the arrested yachtsmen’s home addresses are given out, they are more likely to be Hackney…

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