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Royal Commission On Cannabis

EDM number 280 in 1993-94, proposed by Tony Banks on 15/12/1993.

That this House calls for the establishment of a Royal Commission to review the prohibition of the use of cannabis and to examine alternative options for control of the drug within the law; notes that millions of British citizens use cannabis for recreational and therapeutic purposes every year and that notwithstanding the enormous resorces devoted by law enforcement agencies its popularity and availability continues to increase throughout all parts of the United Kingdom and across all sections of society; also notes the growing body of evidence which testifies to the medicinal and therapeutic properties of cannabis and its relative safety compared with other leglised drugs; and believes that the prosecution of thousands of otherwise law abiding citizens every year is both hypocritical and an affront to individual civil and human rights and that these resources would be better spent on improved drug education, health and welfare programmes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Tony Banks15/12/1993Newham North WestProposed
Helen Jackson15/12/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Tony Lloyd15/12/1993StretfordSigned
John McAllion15/12/1993Dundee EastSigned
Paul Flynn15/12/1993Newport WestSigned
Max Madden16/12/1993Bradford WestSigned
Lynne Jones16/12/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone16/12/1993Brent EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/12/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Janet Anderson16/12/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Keith Hill17/12/1993StreathamSigned
Jim Dowd17/12/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Simon Hughes25/01/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
David Steel02/02/1994Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jean Corston07/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Alex Salmond11/02/1994Banff & BuchanSigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned

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