Why we should legalise cannabis

Cannabis is over-policed for the relative lack of harm it does Currently, cannabis is classified as a Class B drug, meaning that possession can result in up to 5 years of imprisonment Over the last 10 years, there have been 1.58 million cases of the police forces seizing cannabis, although the number of seizures have seen a steady year-on-year decline (Home Office, 2019 stats). This represents a substantial amount of police time and budget. The Home Office estimates that 7.2% of adults 16-59 consume it. Cannabis has medical benefits Research in 1980 suggested that cannabidiols reduced¬†epilepsy in most patients, but … Continue reading Why we should legalise cannabis