Changing minds at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018

On 8 September 2018, UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt took part in a panel discussion at the Big Tent Ideas Festival at the Babraham Research Institute in Cambridgeshire. The panel, chaired by Steve Moore, founder and director of Volteface, featured Lib Dem MP and anti-prohibitionist Norman Lamb, George McBride of Hanway Associates, Lizzie McCullough, Director […]

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House Of Commons Narrowly Defeats Norman Lamb Bill For Legalisation And Regulation of Cannabis As Labour Whips MPs To Abstain

MPs blocked by a narrow margin an attempt by Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb to bring in a Bill on legalising and regulating cannabis on Tuesday, by 66 votes to 52. The vote was to bring in a Bill that would later progress to a vote on changing the law, not to change the law itself […]

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Police ‘decriminalising cannabis’ as prosecutions fall away, says Lamb

A substantial fall in the number of prosecutions and cautions for possessing the drug show that the police are in effect ‘starting to decriminalise’ cannabis, says Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb. Figures from the Ministry of Justice, released in response to a parliamentary question from Lamb, show that last year only 15,120 people in England […]

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