Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague

Conservatives should be as "bold" as Canada where state-regulated recreational consumption was being considered
BBC News (UK)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalising recreational use of the drug. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said "any war" has been "irreversibly lost". Lord Hague goes further than senior Tories who have suggested a law change after a boy with epilepsy was given a special licence to use cannabis oil. The government is creating an expert panel to look into individual cases. It will not be looking at the legalisation or decriminalisation of the drug for recreational use, something Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out "because of the impact that [it has] on people's lives". (See also: Home Office rejects Hague's call for cannabis laws to be relaxed)