Cannabis petition forces MPs to consider debating legalisation

More than 125,000 sign appeal calling for total legalisation hosted on government’s official e-petitions website
The Guardian (UK)
Saturday, July 25, 2015

A petition calling for the total legalisation of cannabis in the UK has been signed by more than 125,000 people in just four days. The response to an appeal hosted on the government’s official e-petitions website means MPs must now consider debating the issue in parliament. All petitions that reach 100,000 signatures are given such consideration. The petition’s success comes after a persistent campaign on social media, with activist-linked Twitter accounts around the world calling on UK-resident marijuana smokers to sign up.