UK Lawmakers Propose Cannabis Legalization

The United Kingdom may join the ranks of other countries to decriminalize or legalize cannabis. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to introduce a review of the country’s drug policy to curb the detrimental social effects of the black market. From The Sunday Times:

  • A review ordered by Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, and due to be published before Christmas, is expected to suggest Britain could benefit from emulating two American states where the use of recreational cannabis is legal.

In recent months, Switzerland decriminalized marijuana possession and Romania legalized medical cannabis. Should the UK follow suit, they would be the 11th European Union nation to legalize medical cannabis.

Get the full story on the new cannabis legalization in the United Kingdom at The Weed Blog and The Sunday Times (UK).