Rejected petition Legalise Cannabis following the Covid-19 epidemic to boost economic growth

Legalise the controlled growth and sale of recreational Cannabis in order to aide the rebuilding of the national economy. The shutdown of all no essential business’s is forecast to plunge Global economies into another financial crisis, so now new forms of revenue now need to be considered.

More details

Colorado was one of the first US states to legalise Cannabis, and it’s taxing system of 15% on licensed growers plus another 15% on final customers has brought the state in over $270 million in tax revenue. Compare that to the states annual Alcohol tax takings of only $45 million in the same year. A revenue stream of this size would be very beneficial to rebuilding the UK economy. It would also reduce the sale of illegal Cannabis which funds human trafficking, child exploitation and prostitution

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign these petitions calling for the same action:

Make cannabis legal for recreational use for ages 21+:

Legalise Cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes:

You can find out more about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself and others here:

The Government has also created an online service to help you out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus:

You can read NHS tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus here:

You can read impartial analysis of the Government response to coronavirus and policy developments here:

You may also be interested to know that because of the large number of petitions that have been started in relation to coronavirus, the Petitions Committee has been questioning the Government about its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Find out more and watch the Committee put questions suggested by petitioners to Government Ministers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer:

Read letters asking further questions of Government Ministers:

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.