Most Brits Support Cannabis Being Legalised In UK

Most Brits think cannabis should be legalised in the UK, according to a recent survey. 

The poll, run by YouGov, revealed 52 per cent of people – out of the 3,317 adults asked – said they would be in favour.

However, 32 per cent were opposed to the idea. The remaining 15 per cent said they weren’t sure.

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Most Brits are in support of cannabis being legalised. Credit: Unsplash

Despite over half of Brits being in favour of its legalisation, the government don’t plan on making it happen.

However, London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently said he will be ‘examining the latest evidence from around the world’ to see if it would be beneficial to the country.

He said: “It’s time for fresh ideas to reduce the harms drugs and drug-related crimes cause to individuals, families and communities.”

The Labour party member won’t be able to bring the legislation forward. But he could make London police back off low-level drug offences.

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already rebuffed Mayor Khan’s idea.

A representative said: “Illicit drugs destroy lives and he has absolutely no intention of legalising cannabis, which is a harmful substance.”

“Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will know that the policy on controlled drugs is a matter for the UK Government. It’s not a matter for his office.”

The comment comes after many studies prove it’s beneficial to legalise cannabis for both the economy and the criminal justice system.

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