Canada leading the way on drug reform - Clegg

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Canada's Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau which later this week is expected to bring forward legislation that would legalise the possession and sale of cannabis for personal use.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Canada's Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau which later this week is expected to bring forward legislation that would legalise the possession and sale of cannabis for personal use.

Nick Clegg said:

"While the UK remains firmly stuck with an outdated approach to cannabis, other countries are moving forward to a more effective approach. Trudeau’s sensible and moderate government in Canada understands that a regulated market will drive out criminality and prevent young people from having easy access to cannabis.
 
“The UK government should take a leaf out of Canada’s book and get a grip on the cannabis market here – bringing about control of the drug through regulation.”

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