Home Office written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are plans to reclassify cannabis use as a health and not a criminal issue.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government has no intention of reviewing the classification of cannabis and it will remain a class B drug. The evidence from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is that cannabis is a “significant public health issue and can unquestionably cause harm to individuals and society”.

The Government’s Drug Strategy 2017 underlines the importance of coordinated action to tackle the harms of drugs through reducing demand, restricting supply, building recovery and taking global action

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