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Author Spider Robinson, pictured in an alley behind Main and Hastings in Vancouver, October 28, 2010.

Brett Beadle/brett beadle The Globe and Mail

Author Spider Robinson's One Big Idea to make Vancouver a better place is to make drugs available to anyone who wants them under controlled, safe conditions - and so clean up the city's most troubled intersection, Main and Hastings.

What do you think? Sound idea - or recipe for disaster?

Mr. Robinson and Globe reporter Ian Bailey took questions on the subject - and you can read the discussion below.

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