On October 12th 2015, Westminster Hall will discuss the possibility of making the production, sale and use of cannabis legal. The public petition which has now gathered 210,000 signatures as of the time of writing, is now being taken seriously after previously refusing to even discuss the possibility.
Though the government have stated “Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health.”, this is still another giant step for the movement. Additionally, we will be able to watch this debate live at parliamentlive.tv
It was a 25-year-old economics student James Owen, who started the petition, said he does not expect the government to change their mind.