Items tagged with UK and legalization

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Mayor of London to examine benefits of cannabis legalisation [05.04.2021] The mayor of London is to launch a review examining the feasibility of decriminalising cannabis as part of a new approach to tackling drug-related cr ...
Burt refuses to confirm warning from Governor over cannabis law [24.02.2021] Premier David Burt refused to confirm whether he had held any discussions with the Governor on cannabis regulations approved by the House of Assembly ...
Burt warns London over cannabis licensing act [20.02.2021] Premier David Burt has expressed doubt over whether a new law to license cannabis production in Bermuda will get the royal assent from Governor Rena ...
5 ways the UK could legalise cannabis [02.07.2020] With more than half of people in the UK in favour of legalising the recreational use of cannabis, and countries around the world adopting more libera ...
Sadiq Khan: Time for cannabis rethink to cut violent crime [01.11.2019] London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime. The Mayor so ...
Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor [14.09.2019] The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candi ...
UK advised to recruit former drug dealers if marijuana is legalised [05.09.2019] Former drug dealers should be recruited and trained to produce safe, legal cannabis if the UK decides to legalise marijuana, the head of an American ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
Cannabis to be 'fully legal in UK within years' [29.07.2019] A group of cross-party MPs said the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade following a research trip to Canada. Labour’s David Lam ...
Support for legalising cannabis growing among British public, survey finds [14.07.2019] Twice as many British adults now support the legalisation of cannabis than oppose it, according to a poll which reveals a “widening gulf” between pub ...
Make cannabis legal and cut crime, says Adam Smith think tank [09.07.2019] A leading think tank today called for cannabis to be sold over the counter in pharmacies — and said legalisation for adult recreational use is a matt ...
The Cannabis Debate: 63 per cent of Londoners think UK should follow Canada and make drug legal [01.07.2019] Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll commissioned by the Evening Standard an ...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] New research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug w ...
Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals [29.10.2018] The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support o ...
UK government must look into legalising cannabis, says former Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe [21.10.2018] Former Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence supporting cannabis legalisation. It marks a sign ...
Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK' [29.06.2018] Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK. A report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market at £2 ...
Durham police chief calls for legalisation of cannabis in UK [24.06.2018] A chief constable has called for the ban on cannabis to be scrapped, arguing that it damages public safety, puts users in more danger, and gives mill ...
Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague [19.06.2018] Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalisi ...
Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5bn’ [02.06.2018] Introducing a legal cannabis market to the UK could earn the Treasury between £1bn and £3.5bn a year in tax revenues, a new report suggests. Health P ...
High time to rehash drug policy, think tanks say, as legalisation could save taxpayer £900m [13.05.2018] Think tanks have today called on the government to radically rethink its drug policy, as it was revealed that taxpayers could save nearly £900m a yea ...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] Can Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of canna ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
Legalisation of cannabis 'only solution to crime and addiction problems' [21.11.2016] Cannabis should be legalised in the UK, according to a report that has the backing of several cross-party MPs including the former deputy prime minis ...
Weed is effectively legal in the UK [22.08.2016] Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have fallen by 46 percent since 2010. Cautions have dropped by 48 percent and charges by 33 perc ...
Despite petition, government has no plans to legalise cannabis [24.08.2015] The government has responded to a 200,000-strong petition calling for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK by saying it has no plans to change the ...
Cannabis petition forces MPs to consider debating legalisation [24.07.2015] A petition calling for the total legalisation of cannabis in the UK has been signed by more than 125,000 people in just four days. The response to an ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
Drug legalisation in the UK is a question of time [14.08.2014] Twelve years ago, a promising young politician rose to speak in the British parliament. “I ask the Government not to return to retribution and war on ...
The war on drugs is lost – legalise the heroin trade [25.06.2014] When Tony Blair deployed British troops in Afghanistan, ending the illicit production and supply of opium was cited as a key objective. In 2001 the p ...
Drugs minister refuses to rule out legalisation of cannabis [25.11.2013] The new Liberal Democrat minister responsible for drugs policy, Norman Baker, has refused to rule out a policy of legalising cannabis but said that i ...
Legalising drugs would be the perfect Tory policy [19.02.2013] A new poll out today by the campaign group Transform finds a majority now favour permitting cannabis use, while four in 10 Britons favour total decri ...
Nick Clegg and David Cameron clash over drug law reforms [14.12.2012] Divisions between David Cameron and Nick Clegg over Britain's "war on drugs" emerged on Friday after the Liberal Democrat leader said that current po ...
David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform [09.12.2012] David Cameron should urgently set up a royal commission to consider all the alternatives to Britain's failing drug laws, including decriminalisation ...

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