Would you like to see cannabis legalised?
In the Liberal Democrat manifesto, there is a proposal to legalise cannabis.
The document contains a series of controversial pledges, including one to legalise and tax cannabis which is currently a class B drug.
Lib Dems promise to “break the grip of the criminal gangs” by introducing a legal, regulated market for cannabis. Limits would be introduced on potency and cannabis would be sold through licensed outlets to adults aged over 18. Party estimates say the new legal market could contribute £1bn a year to tax revenues. In comparison, tobacco sales raise £12bn in direct tax revenues for the Treasury each year.
The sale and possession of cannabis has been legalised for both recreational and medical use in eight US states so far including Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Washington. The party says that their limits on potency will take problematic “skunk” off the streets and the shelves.
What do you think? Should cannabis be decriminalised for medical use as well as recreational use? Would the sale of this proposed regulated drug reduce the harmful impact on the health of the users?
What are your views?
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