Former Met Police boss calls for urgent review into legalising cannabis
The UK needs to ‘get ready’ for more changes to cannabis laws, former Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has said.
Lord Hogan-Howe, who has always supported tough laws on cannabis, said that practically speaking it’s likely there will be a ‘slide’ towards recreational use being accepted.
‘We already know from the evidence around the world that where people use it for medicinal purposes, it slides into recreational,’ he said.
‘Surely it’s better that we get ready for that potential change.’
He investigated the issue for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.
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