Could 'The Brighton Model' help the seaside city make millions with weed?

The power of local councils in the UK extends only about as far as deciding when our bins get emptied
Vice (UK)
Monday, February 23, 2015

In 2012, Green Party councillor Ben Duncan suggested that cannabis cafes should be licensed in the city in a bid to boost tourism. In 2014, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, petitioned the government to review the Misuse of Drugs Act, obtaining 134,811 signatures. A Green Party's working group on drugs policy is working on what is called the "Brighton Model" for cannabis legalisation, based on a similar policy reform that was first proposed in Copenhagen.