Mick Jagger proposes testing legalized pot in remote area—might we suggest Toronto Island?

Mick Jagger proposes testing legalized pot in remote area—might we suggest Toronto Island?

You can't always get what you want, Mick (Image: Yury Cortés) 

Mick Jagger has an idea for how to incrementally bring legalized pot to the U.K.: test legalization out on the Isle of Man. He dropped the idea on Larry King Live, saying the “captive society” should be used to “see what happens.” Alas, it turns out that the bucolic Isle of Man is pretty conservative and thus not terribly interested in the wacky schemes of a retirement-age rocker. Pity. Might we nominate Toronto Island?

It’s an island, just like Man, and thanks to the mayor, it is still separated from the city (no fixed link—a gift Miller didn’t know he was giving us). This could provide the distance needed for a little social experiment. Just think of the strong economic ties Toronto could forge with British Columbia.

The slogan is easy to imagine, what with the airport and Hanlan’s Point already well established: Toronto Island—Pot, Porter and Pecs.

• Mick Jagger in Isle of Man drugs legalisation call [BBC News]
• Jagger on legalizing drugs: Test it on the Isle of Man [Toronto Star]