Liberal Democrats In UK Urge Government To Allow Shops To Sell …


They believe that regulating the substance would help to generate important funds.

Cannabis would raise over a billion dollars if it were sold on high streets throughout the UK, urged the nation’s Liberal Democrats party Friday.

The group’s manifesto is due to pledge to produce a legal and regulated market for productions and sales of the substance, which is currently classified as a drug.

If allowed, the plant-product would be sold only to those over 18 years of age, and sales will be extremely regulated under strict proposals. They believe this may generate at least £1 billion ($1.29 billion) per year through tax revenues.


The UK’s Lib Dems have long campaigned for the legalization of the drug, and the former minister of health, Norman Lamb, attempted to bring about a bill to tackle what was described as ‘a catastrophic failure’ in the war against drugs last year.

Julian Huppert, Lib Dem candidate, said current approaches to the issue are ‘a disaster’, and cause significant physical and mental harm in the nation’s youth.

He stated: ‘There are no age checks, and no controls on quality or strength. ‘Skunk’ is widespread and the only ID you need to buy it is a £20 note.

‘Successive governments have ceded total control of a significant public health problem to organised crime.’

‘The honest and pragmatic response is to take responsibility for this situation and regulate the market.’

Current Law

People caught possessing cannabis are currently facing a five-year prison sentence, and the drug, classified as a class B substance, can carry a sentence of 14 years if found supplying it.

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