How SNP 'has decriminalised cannabis by the back door'

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Expert comment on this headline - 'Dr. Anna Ross, founder of the Scottish Cannabis Consortium, called the decline in prosecutions 'de facto decriminalisation' but added: 'it is a very good move in my opinion. The change was brought in to make the system more efficient and reflect how most cannabis charges were not being prosecuted. The harm from cannabis lies more in its prhibition than the drug'.

Period6 May 2021

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Media contributions

  • TitleHow SNP 'has decriminalised cannabis by the back door
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletScottish Daily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/05/21
    DescriptionExpert comment on this headline - 'Dr. Anna Ross, founder of the Scottish Cannabis Consortium, called the decline in prosecutions 'de facto decriminalisation' but added: 'it is a very good move in my opinion. The change was brought in to make the system more efficient and reflect how most cannabis charges were not being prosecuted. The harm from cannabis lies more in its prhibition than the drug'.
    Producer/AuthorBethan Sexton
    PersonsAnna Ross

Keywords

  • drugs
  • Law