Sadiq Khan launches London Drugs Commission

Sadiq Khan launches London Drugs Commission

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the formation of the London Drugs Commission, a review to assess the effectiveness of the UK’s drug laws, with an emphasis on cannabis. A panel of independent experts in academia, community relations, criminal justice, politics and public health will convene to evaluate evidence from around the world on the results of various drug laws. Khan’s visit to Los Angeles Khan went on a four-day visit to Los Angeles in order to  encourage investment in London to help the city recover from the Covid pandemic. However, he has used his time in the states to find out more about the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to legalise cannabis in 2016. He visited a cannabis dispensary and growth facility, met with licensed farmers and retailers and consulted government officials. It was after his visit to a cannabis factory that he announced the formation of the commission. Aim of the London Drugs Commission The aim of the commission is to determine the best drug-prevention techniques, the most effective criminal justice responses, and the public health advantages of various approaches. University College London has been tasked with researching and analysing the consequences of any future policy change. Once it has concluded its work, it will provide policy recommendations to the government and all other relevant parties. Khan believes the commission will help combat drug-related crime and reduce the damage illegal drugs wreak in communities. “The illegal drugs trade causes huge damage to our society, and we need to do more to tackle this epidemic and further the debate around our drug laws,” he announced. “That’s why I am here today in LA, to see first-hand the approach they have taken to cannabis.” Leader of the London Drugs Commission Khan has requested Lord Falconer, a former Lord Chancellor and current…

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