LibDem MSP says Scotland should ‘open regulated drugs market’

Laws around cannabis are all currently reserved to Westminster, under the Misuse of Drugs Act
The National (Scotland)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scotland should have its own “regulated cannabis market” to control the pricing and potency of the drug, LibDem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has claimed. He made the call after new figures showed the vast majority of police seizures involved cannabis. In total, the force seized 347.9 kg of herbal cannabis, 322.1kg of cannabis resin and 18,310 cannabis plants from dealers. Cole-Hamilton said: “These new figures show that when it comes to drug related crime, police time is dominated by cannabis. Despite this, cannabis is freely available and widely used. The ‘war on drugs’ just simply isn’t working. It is costing millions and filling the pockets of criminal gangs."