The green light

This report by the UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute argues that legalising and regulating cannabis would reduce crime, protect children and improve safety.

A new paper by Daniel Pyror, a Research Economist and the Head of Programmes at the ASI, and Liz McCulloch, Director of Policy at the drug reform advocacy group Volteface, makes the case for legalising cannabis: it would protect children, eliminate the criminal—and often violent—market, encourage safer cannabis consumption, and educate people about the effects of cannabis, leading to more informed choices. By contrast, decriminalisation would fail to tackle many of the harms associated with the prohibition of cannabis. The ASI creates a six point plan for legalising the drug based on the experiences of 10 US states, Canada, and Uruguay.

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