Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?
A Poll undertaken by Crystal Health Group has received more than 750 votes for whether cannabis should be legalised in the UK for recreational use.
The results show a surprising 55% in favour of legalising the class B drug. However, the drug is still illegal despite increased lobbying to relax the laws lead by the Liberal Democrats.
There has long been an argument to legalise the drug to help people with chronic pain and anxiety.
Currently anyone found possessing cannabis can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both punishments under UK legislation. Supplying or producing the class B drug can land people in prison for a maximum of 14 years an unlimited fine, or both.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform says tens of thousands of people in UK already break the law to use cannabis for symptom relief.
The issue was debated on October 12, 2015, and closed after the government responded by saying: “Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health.
“There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.”
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