Drugs minister refuses to rule out legalisation of cannabis

Norman Baker tells MPs 'we should be prepared to follow the evidence' in first appearance before parliamentary committee
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

norman-bakerThe new Liberal Democrat minister responsible for drugs policy, Norman Baker, has refused to rule out a policy of legalising cannabis but said that it is not his prime objective in the job. "I think it needs to be considered along with everything else. It is not my prime objective and I am not advocating it at the moment. We should be prepared to follow the evidence and see where it takes us," he said.