Cannabis to be Legal in the UK?

Cannabis to be Legal in the UK - Discount Cannabis Seeds

 

Whilst we send our products around the globe, we are based in the UK, so we keep a keen eye on the laws here. To be clear, it is perfectly legal to sell Cannabis Seeds in the UK as long as they are being sold for souvenir purposes. That’s why we never dispense advice on growing.

Now, things are changing for the good across the globe.

As we alluded to in one of our recent news roundups, Thailand is changing the laws (given the cash windfall legalisation will provide). Canada is already there and America is making inroads too. In fact, just this week, according to Reuters, New York State have made a law change.

Reuters: ‘’New York state on Monday decriminalized recreational marijuana use, meaning possession of small amounts of the drug will be punished with fines rather than jail time, a step short of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s goal of legalizing pot.”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-marijuana/new-york-state-decriminalizes-marijuana-short-of-cuomos-legalization-goal-idUSKCN1UO1TV

So as it appears small steps are being made, and we can only applaud this.

Back to the UK. All major news outlets released the story hitting the headline this week about laws here. It appeared as 3 UK Politicians made the trip to Canada to see how things had gone after they legalised Cannabis just recently.

The cross-party group all agreed that Cannabis should and could be legal in the UK between 5 to 15 years. That sounds a long time but it appears sense is prevailing.

David Lammy MP - Discount Cannabis Seeds

David Lammy, who is a Labour MP, said this:

“I want the market legalised, regulated and taken away from crime gangs,” the Tottenham MP told BBC’s Newsbeat. “I want to see the strength of the stuff reduced, labelled and properly organised in this country.”

Jeff Smith MP

Jeff Smith, who is an MP and co-founder of the Labour campaign for Drug Reform said:

“There would be huge benefits if we legalised and regulated cannabis in the same way we do alcohol,” added Mr Smith, co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for drug policy reform. “We’d stop wasting police time and resources by criminalising people unnecessarily.”

We have to agree with Jeff here. Alcohol has been around for a lot longer and you can quite easily argue where consuming Cannabis instead of Alcohol can be beneficial from a medical and social standpoint.

There are just far too many reasons to legalise Cannabis right now that surely it has to be a foregone conclusion to go fully legal for medical AND recreational Cannabis consumption.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this so please drop them in the comments or drop us a tweet to @seedsdiscount.

This post was written by Gary Eff, who is the ‘Cannabiz’ marketer for Discount Cannabis Seeds.

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