Petition Legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use.

It is time for the government to accept that cannabis should be legal. Prohibition has done nothing to reduce drug use and it is hypocritical for the government to allow alcohol and tobacco but not weed. Cannabis should be sold in licensed shops to prevent youth access and regulate the THC level.

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Cannabis was prohibited in the UK in 1928, as a result of racism, fear and prejudice. Prohibition results in disproportionate targeting of ethnic minorities and young people, whose lives are ruined by criminal records. Furthermore, Alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths per year. Tobacco kills over 7 million people per year. Cannabis has further more shown promise in reducing seizures among other illnesses, and is far safer than opioid painkillers.

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