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Legalise Marijuana

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Legalise Marijuana

Additional Information

Request for the government to review and amend the current law to allow for the full legalisation or de-criminalisation of Cannabis possession. Marijuana has been classified by many scientists, including ex-government advisers as less harmful than alcohol and tobacco and also has many health and pain relieving benefits. It also costs the government millions of pounds to police the prohibition of cannabis, but is still used by hundreds of thousands of people across Britain. As can be seen in countries where marijuana has been legalised or de-criminalised, use does not rise as a result. It is time for the law to change and to stop making criminals of ordinary people.

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