Criminal Law

Part of Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) – in the House of Commons at 5:19 pm on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth 5:19 pm, 11th March 2009

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, but I think that we have sat here listening to this "cannabis isn't dangerous" argument long enough. If he feels that way, does he agree that it is disgraceful that barristers in courts of law often use their clients' dependence on cannabis as some sort of excuse for serious offences? If he thinks that cannabis is not harmful, does he agree that that should never again be accepted in a court of law as an excuse for breaking the law?

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