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A Manchester MP has called for the legalisation of cannabis – Manchester Evening News

js85442335Cannabis should be legalised and many other drugs decriminalised, a Manchester MP told Parliament.Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Withington, told the House of Commons he believes the legalisation of cannabis is ‘inevitable’, if only the government would ‘grasp the nettle’.

He also described the war on drugs as a ‘dangerous fantasy’ which ‘diverts attention and resources from the real challenge of making drugs safer and taking back control of the drugs trade from the criminals who want to exploit vulnerable users’.Mr Smith said addicts should be treated, not vilified.

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