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May 16th, 2017
PUSH FOR UK CANNABIS
One million hours of police time are
being wasted each year on policing the
ban on smoking cannabis, the Liberal
Research by the party drawn from
official figures shows a total of 87, 247
police caseload: relating to the drug
were opened in 2015, with the average
cost to the taxpayer per case estimated
The estimate says that in total 231 m
was spent on 1, 044, 180 police hours.
The party says the drug is already "
freely available and widely used" and
that regulation rather than prohibition
The Lib Dems announced on Friday that
their manifesto would include a pledge
Cannabis is currently a Class B drug,
meaning that in theory anyone who
possesses it can be given five years in
prison and any dealer can be given
14 years, In practice, the upper
penalty for possession is rarely
Home Affairs Select Committee
member Julian Halpert said:
Cannabis is freely available and
widely used. It generates significant
health problems and vast profits for
The current approach is a disaster for
young people, whose mental and
physical health is being harmed by an
increasingly potent product. There are
no age checks, and no controls on
quality or strength. 'Slam? is widest-
read and the only ID you need to buy
The honest and pragmatic response is to take responsibility for his situation and
regulate the market.
to Legalise cannabis and create a ragu- it is a 220 note,
land market in the drug - a policy
similar to those implemented in some
Liberal Democrats will take back control front the criminal gangs and protect
young people by introducing a legal, regulated market for cannabis,
Successive governments have ceded
total control of a significant public
health problem to organised crime,
We will restrict the market to . We will make cannabis safer by limiting
THC content and requiring all products to contain CED, which has been bred out
of 'skunk' and counteracts the harmful effects of THC. And we will invest tax
revenues of up to Emu in education and treatment.”
TORY MP TOLD SCHOOLGIRL TC)
FUCK OFF BACK TO SCOTLAND"
A Tory MP told a girl to "fuck off back to
Scotland" when she said she' d vote for
independence if a second referendum was
James Heatley s outburst came as he
addressed at the ,
year Hellfield school in somerset.
I wrote to [the pupil] soon alter the school
brought her concerns to my attention and
The Conservative, who is contesting the
seat of Wells, asked the children for their
views as they discussed the topic of
Scottish independence. When one girl
said she' d vote to leave the UK, Mr
Heatley, so replied: "Why don' t you
luck off back to Scotland?"
The former army major was elected as an
MP in 2015 after working as a researcher
for Conservative Liam Fox.
Tessa Mum, the Lib Dem standing against
Mr Heatley, said: "School is meant to be
a safe place. We send our children to
school in the expectation that they will be
treated fairly and with respect by people in
positions of power.
The teenager left the meeting and
complained to her father, who supports the
Scottish National Party.
Mr Heatley has since sent her a written
apology and insists he was joking. He told
the Sunday Mirror: "I made a comment-
intended only as a joke - but it was
inappropriate and I am deeply sorry for
any offence caused.
I am utterly shocked that the then MP has
used bullying, racist and abusive language
to dismiss a teenage schoolgirl engaging
in political debate."