Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation

Lamb criticises ‘catastrophic failure’ of war on drugs and urges rational, education-based approach
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, June 1, 2015

The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minister said the UK should draw on examples from US states such as Colorado, which legalised the possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use by over-21s in November 2012. He said he wanted immediate legalisation of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and said there should be a swift evidence-based policy change in relation to recreational use.