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Cannabis: legal in the UK this year or any time soon?

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Mike Trace of the International Drugs Policy Consortium and Paul North of Volteface, the drugs policy think tank, discuss with CLGdotTV’s Joe Tibbetts, prospects for legalization and regulation of cannabis in the UK.

This wide ranging discussion is an excellent primer for those vaguely aware of eg legalization in Canada and some states in the US, the row about medical use of cannabis, and reports of police services ‘turning a blind eye’.

The conversation covers:

  • Pros and cons of legalization
  • Why many politicians don’t want to engage with this topic
  • Variations in law enforcement around cannabis use in the UK
  • Why festival owners are a major barrier to drugs testing schemes
  • Whether legalization is inevitable and will it most likely come from the political left or right?
 
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On 6th February 2019 we will be making five programmes about 'smart lives' in front of a studio audience. You could be in front of the camera or in our expert audience.

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