In Depth

Should the UK decriminalise drugs?

Police to drop charges for repeat drug use offences

To continue reading for free, please register your details below

We will use the details you have shared to manage your registration. You agree to the processing, storage, sharing and use of this information for the purpose of managing your registration as described in our Privacy Policy.

The WeekDay newsletter provides you with a daily digest of news and analysis.

We will use the details you have shared to manage your newsletter subscription. You agree to the processing, storage, sharing and use of this information for the purpose of managing your subscription as described in our Privacy Policy.

We will use the information you have shared for carefully considered and specific purposes, where we believe we have a legitimate case to do so, for example to send you communications about similar products and services we offer. You can find out more about our legitimate interest activity in our Privacy Policy.

'We' includes The Week and other Dennis Group brands as detailed here.

Reset your password

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to register

Recommended

Who is to blame for the ‘amber watchlist’ U-turn?
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps
Behind the scenes

Who is to blame for the ‘amber watchlist’ U-turn?

‘Pings can only get better’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Pings can only get better’

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave the UK?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave the UK?

Travel row, rebellions and a dip in the polls: is Boris Johnson in trouble?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Travel row, rebellions and a dip in the polls: is Boris Johnson in trouble?

More on Cannabis

Paratrooper survives after parachute fails to open
A man jumping from the sky
Tall Tales
13 Jul 2021

Paratrooper survives after parachute fails to open

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Canadian soldier ‘gave unit cannabis cakes’
Surgery
Tall Tales
24 May 2021

Canadian soldier ‘gave unit cannabis cakes’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
The benefits of cannabis legalisation
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
Why we’re talking about . . .
6 Apr 2021

The benefits of cannabis legalisation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there is widespread public support for decriminalisation of the class-B drug
Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’
A cannabis plant
Tall Tales
8 Mar 2021

Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
Tall Tales
23 Feb 2021

Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis
Mexican soldiers destroy a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate.
In Brief
20 Nov 2020

Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis

Plan aimed at putting a dent in black market - but some fear that violence may increase
Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant
stoned mouse
In Brief
11 Sep 2020

Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Britain being overrun by ‘randy rodents’
1.jpg
In Brief
2 Jun 2020

Britain being overrun by ‘randy rodents’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?
medicinalcannabis.jpg
In Depth
20 Mar 2020

Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?

Many users still buy from unlicensed dealers despite legalisation of the drug
The Week Unwrapped: Electric trees, government weed and skywriting
the_edible_country_forest_in_smaland.jpg
In Depth
20 Mar 2020

The Week Unwrapped: Electric trees, government weed and skywriting

Could leaves power the homes of the future? Why isn’t legal cannabis catching on? And will British skies soon fill with messages?
China firm says ‘Batman’ costume protects from coronavirus
coronavirus batman
In Brief
4 Mar 2020

China firm says ‘Batman’ costume protects from coronavirus

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis
Marijuana
In Depth
11 Feb 2020

Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis

Potential for raising tax revenue may be among the most compelling attractions
Is alcohol the ‘most harmful’ drug?
cannabis
In Depth
16 Jan 2020

Is alcohol the ‘most harmful’ drug?

Former government adviser says alcohol is more dangerous than banned substances
Rudding Park Hotel and Spa: a Cannabidiol experience
rudding_house_exterior_in_the_snow_cropped.jpg
In Review
25 Nov 2019

Rudding Park Hotel and Spa: a Cannabidiol experience

Instant Opinion: The Queen was ‘right to be ruthless’
170614-queen-elizabeth-crown.jpg
In Depth
25 Nov 2019

Instant Opinion: The Queen was ‘right to be ruthless’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 25 November
The cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS
Marijuana
In Depth
11 Nov 2019

The cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS

Charities welcome new epilepsy and MS drugs but criticise watchdog over ‘massive missed opportunity’ to treat other conditions
Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients
medicinalcannabis.jpg
In Depth
7 Nov 2019

Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients

Project Twenty21 will test seven medical conditions including chronic pain
Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’
wd-cannabis.jpg
In Brief
29 Oct 2019

Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’

New research review suggests use of the drug can worsen psychotic symptoms
What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?
gettyimages-888179788.jpg
In Depth
17 Oct 2019

What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?

Cannabidiol has entered the mainstream, but effects are unclear
Metal detectorists hospitalised by spiked cannabis cake
Marijuana
In Brief
29 Aug 2019

Metal detectorists hospitalised by spiked cannabis cake

And other stories from the stranger side of life
Does the UK need cannabis factories?
cannabis
In Depth
30 Jul 2019

Does the UK need cannabis factories?

Cannabis legalisation could reduce unemployment, according to former justice minister
Instant Opinion: ‘Corbynism’s greatest liability is now Jeremy Corbyn himself’
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth
3 Jul 2019

Instant Opinion: ‘Corbynism’s greatest liability is now Jeremy Corbyn himself’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 3 July
‘Peoplekind’ and ‘puggle’: what’s new in the Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford dictionary
In Brief
21 Mar 2019

‘Peoplekind’ and ‘puggle’: what’s new in the Oxford English Dictionary

New words include gender-neutral pronouns and terms for cannabis and cocktails
High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis
Marijuana
In Brief
20 Mar 2019

High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis

New study says one in ten first-time psychotic disorders may be linked to strong drugs
The Week Footer Banner