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Cannabis Legalisation

EDM number 1425 in 2017-19, proposed by Norman Lamb on 19/06/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Drugs misuse.

That. this House believes that the War on Drugs and the prohibition of cannabis has been a calamitous failure; recognises the dreadful social costs of the illegal cannabis market, including extreme violence in our communities, the accumulation of wealth by criminals gangs, and the health risks posed by the absence of any framework to regulate the safety or potency of these drugs; notes that banning cannabis does not reduce levels of drug use or drug-related harm, but unfairly stigmatises and criminalises young people who are doing no harm to others whilst tying up police resources which could be better used tackling harmful crimes; welcomes the comments from the former leader of the Conservative Party, Lord Hague of Richmond, that the war on cannabis is effectively over and that the idea that cannabis can be driven off the streets and out of people's lives by the state is nothing short of deluded; and calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis, with strict controls over price, potency and packaging, in the interests of public health.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Norman Lamb19/06/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Kelvin Hopkins20/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens20/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Ruth George20/06/2018High PeakLabourSeconded
Christine Jardine21/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jamie Stone26/06/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ronnie Campbell27/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan28/06/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas02/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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