Weed is effectively legal in the UK

The law needs to catch up
Vice (UK)
Monday, August 23, 2016

Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have fallen by 46 percent since 2010. Cautions have dropped by 48 percent and charges by 33 percent. Durham's police chief said cannabis growers will only be targeted if they're growing commercially, and that users wouldn't be targeted unless they smoke it in a "blatant" way. Sara Thornton, Leader of the National Police Chiefs Council, said policing weed has "never been a top priority", and that police are more likely to simply "record" reports of small-scale cannabis farms, rather than investigating them. Only one in four people caught with weed are actually charged, and 40 percent are let off with a caution.