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- Posted on May 20th 2010 5:45AM by Julian Marszalek
The Rolling Stones frontman -- himself no stranger to having his collar felt by the long arm of the law after being busted for possession of amphetamines in 1967 -- was speaking to CNN's Larry King on Tuesday, May 18.
"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," Sir Mick told King.
"In England they always try out new mobile phones in the Isle of Man," he continued.
"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."
Jagger told King that his 1967 conviction -- which was later quashed on appeal -- still caused him problems with immigration officials when travelling through America.