Government issues damning response to 200,000-signature cannabis legalisation petition

The Government has issued a firm response to a parliamentary petition calling for the legalisation of cannabis, that reached over 200,000 signatures and will be considered for debate in parliament.

The petition that urges the Government to “make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal” has 203,466 signatures at the time of writing.

The text of the petition claims that the legalisation of cannabis “could bring in £900 million in taxes every year, save £400 million on policing cannabis and create over 10,000 new jobs.”

The petition is the second most popular on the website, second only to one that calls for a debate on a no confidence vote in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

– Read the entire article at The Independent.