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As the fight for legalization rages on in the UK, take a look at some of the most recent updates and occurrences to keep yourself informed. When it comes to reform and legalization, we’re hoping the result will be jolly good.

 Cannabis Legalization in the UK: Key Facts

Key Facts About Cannabis Legalization in the UK

By The Stoner's Cookbook

With British doctors beginning to back the use of cannabis for health reasons, perception of the drug is starting to change. Check out this list of key facts in the long-running legalisation debate.

  • Cannabis is Still Illegal

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    It remains illegal for UK residents to possess, grow, distribute or sell marijuana without the appropriate licences. There are harsh penalties for unlicensed dealing, production and trafficking.

  • Amsterdam-Style Cafe Plan Proposed

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    In 2014, an Amsterdam-style cafe plan was proposed. Steve Rolles, an analyst for the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, is pushing this to help raise awareness around this as a long term solution.

  • Class B Drug…Again

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    In 2001, cannabis was transferred to a Class C drug, meaning it removed the threat of arrest for possession, but not distribution. However, it became a Class B drug again in 2009, upping the penalty.

  • Former Drugs Minister Calls for Legalization

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A huge breakthrough came when then Drugs Minister, Norman Baker, stated that drug laws should be introduced to legalize the use of cannabis to relieve symptoms of medical conditions. A big step!

  • British Medical Association Debates Legalization

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Delegates at the BMA's annual meeting tabled a motion calling on the doctors' union to promote the legalization of the drug, stating that it should be viewed as a health issue, not a criminal one.

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