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British public backs legalisation of cannabis so it can be sold like cigarettes and alcohol, poll reveals

Exclusive: 51 per cent say it is time to treat the drug in the same way as other legal substances

  • Joe Watts
  • Independent

A majority of the British public back the legalisation of cannabis so that it would be sold in shops like alcohol and tobacco, a poll has revealed.

There was also majority support for decriminalisation, something that would free up police time and resources to deal with serious crime.

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