Cannabis 'to be legalised in the UK' within five to ten years, say MPs Watch

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A group of cross-party MPs who've been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.
Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use of the drug in 2018.
Of the three politicians in the group one had a significant shift in his position.
Labour's David Lammy now backs legalisation, against his party's official stance.

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Long overdue; I’ll be surprised if it happens though
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Good.
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Sad, drug dealers and users need far harsher punishments.
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Brilliant, I look forward to the rise of people with psychosis that our cut to the bone psychiatric facilities can't cope with.
Funny how sugar I drinks and smoking is demonised but this is ok 🤔 we don't need another drug alcohol is bad already
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Thats nice, but cannabis is one of the least problematic drugs, I think there needs to be more urgency in takling drug deaths which cannabis obviously doesn't contribute towards. Decriminalise Heroin and get some drug rooms going already.
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(Original post by -Eirlys-)
predict
Important word here.

What they've said has zero legislative bearing.

Your thread title is misleading, too.
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Sad, drug dealers and users need far harsher punishments.
What’s harsher than prison time? What’s next? Life sentences for using drugs?
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a longer prison time?
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What’s harsher than prison time? What’s next? Life sentences for using drugs?
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(Original post by -Eirlys-)
A group of cross-party MPs who've been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.
Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use of the drug in 2018.
Of the three politicians in the group one had a significant shift in his position.
Labour's David Lammy now backs legalisation, against his party's official stance.

Read more here.
Three MPs out of 650 and one of them being David Lammy who is down there with being one of the buggs wats around.
Dont see it, unless and until medical advice from the chief medical officer changes.
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If its legalised via prescription then its helpful to those who need it and dont abuse it
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If its legalised via prescription then its helpful to those who need it and dont abuse it
Already has been, patients still finding it very hard to get though.
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I'm all for it being prescribed, not sure about legalisation. Have to find out how it has helped in US states, Uruguay etc, didn't Portugal allow it?
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What’s harsher than prison time? What’s next? Life sentences for using drugs?
You do realise that many people who are caught doing cannabis are not prosecuted.
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You do realise that many people who are caught doing cannabis are not prosecuted.
I do realise but why should they get tougher sentences especially if it means prison time?
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Brilliant, I look forward to the rise of people with psychosis that our cut to the bone psychiatric facilities can't cope with.
Funny how sugar I drinks and smoking is demonised but this is ok 🤔 we don't need another drug alcohol is bad already
I doubt it'll cause an increase in drug use. If people want to smoke weed they'll smoke it, whether it's legal or not. It's probably the easiest illegal substance to get hold of. You also have to assume that if it's legal then it can be purchased via regulated outlets, and be a pure product and not laced with all sorts of s*** that messes with your brain. This is the biggest problem with drugs and why I think all drugs should be legalised, regulated and sold via legitimate outlets. It should still be illegal to sell it without a licence.
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a longer prison time?
This is a bit flawed. What’s stopping people from using drugs again even after prison time?
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not saying I agree with it, it's just an answer to how you could enforce a harsher punishment.
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This is a bit flawed. What’s stopping people from using drugs again even after prison time?
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I doubt it'll cause an increase in drug use. If people want to smoke weed they'll smoke it, whether it's legal or not. It's probably the easiest illegal substance to get hold of. You also have to assume that if it's legal then it can be purchased via regulated outlets, and be a pure product and not laced with all sorts of s*** that messes with your brain. This is the biggest problem with drugs and why I think all drugs should be legalised, regulated and sold via legitimate outlets. It should still be illegal to sell it without a licence.
Lets be honest the only reason the government wants to legalise it is so they can tax it
We do not need another drug and should be cracking down on sources of the drug rather than allowing it. Weed is disgusting, it smells horrible and causes mental health issues. If people want to smoke it i have no sympathy for them when they experience hallucinations etc, i just dont want mental health services impacted even more especially when ive had to wait months to see a psych and a year to get therapy over MH issues that are not self inflicted.
Drugs are disgusting and should not be legalised. Alcohol is bad enough as it is
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East London is gonna stink of weed. then I'll know I'm living in a ghetto. lol
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