Closed petition Decriminalise, legalise and regulate cannabis for medicinal and recreational use

The use of illegal drugs, impacts on the social and economic well being of the country, including its reputation overseas.

The Government’s organised crime strategy sets out that drug trafficking to the UK costs an estimated £10.7 billion per year. (National Crime Agency, 2018).

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Cannabis is still the most widely used illegal drug in the UK and the UK wholesale cannabis market is worth almost £1 billion a year. The NCA estimates that 270 tonnes of cannabis is needed to satisfy annual UK user demand. (National Crime Agency, 2018).

www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk

The number of arrests and court cases associated with cannabis-related offences have declined substantially in the states that have legalized cannabis. (World Drug Report, 2016).

www.unodc.org/wdr2016/

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