A future Liberal Democrat government is something you can only really imagine when enjoying loads of drugs, which is quite a coincidence as the party has said it would legalise cannabis in the UK -- should it somehow manage to win enough votes to get its ideas past the hopeful whiteboard stage.
That's according to Lib Dem candidate for Cambridge Julian Huppert, who said: "The current approach is a disaster for young people, whose mental and physical health is being harmed by an increasingly potent product. There are no age checks, and no controls on quality or strength."
The idea is to regulate the market so that the stronger skunk strains favoured by dealers fade away, creating a safer product in a regulated market, shitloads of tax money and a series of licensed cannabis shops around the country where people can buy without fear of getting knifed for the rest of their money and whatever's in their rucksack.
It would be sold to over-18s only and would reduce crime, save police time, earn money and make everyone happier in the fantasy alternative universe in which the Lib Dems sweep to power next month. [Standard]
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