The debate over whether or not cannabis should be legalised has been put in the spotlight by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who earlier this week expressed his backing for it to be legalised.
Despite opposition from Labour leader Keir Starmer, the mayor of London has said that he intends to push on with a commission on whether to legalise cannabis.
With the topic often a divisive one, we want to know if you would support the legalisation of cannabis. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Speaking at the Labour conference, Khan said: "This commission isn’t being led by a loony left-wing person, it’s Lord Charlie Falconer leading this with a cross-section of health experts, people from the community, academia, and policing. "They will go away and look at the evidence, and I’ve got an open mind in relation to this issue.” However, the idea didn't quite strike the same positive response from Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, who said: “I don’t think we’d want to see, if I’m honest, that type of change at this moment in time.
I think it would be a hard sell." In 2018, a YouGov survey found that almost one in five Brits believe it is acceptable for public figures to be in their position while at least occasionally taking cannabis. Would you be in favour of legalising cannabis or not?Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk