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Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’ on legalisation despite links to mental health problems

Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’ on legalisation despite links to mental health problems

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists is to review its opposition to the legalisation of cannabis.

 

The organisation has been wary of moves to decriminalise the drug because of concerns of possible negative effects on users’ health.

 

There is also an association between psychotic illnesses and high-strength varieties of the drug.

 

But it is now reconsidering its stance due to arguments that legalising cannabis would give the government the power to both regulate its strength and generate tax from its sale.

Source: Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’ on legalisation despite links to mental health problems