Responding to the news that Canada has legalised the recreational use of cannabis, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“The laws surrounding recreational use of cannabis are outdated and harmful. Theresa May should follow Justin Trudeau’s lead in this liberal and sensible approach to legalising cannabis.
"What's more by legalising cannabis we could raise up to £1 billion annually in taxes, money that could be invested in policing, health and education.
"Liberal Democrats will continue to campaign for a regulated cannabis market, which would mean a robust approach to licensing, rather than leaving the market in the hands of criminals.”