|Titre :||A framework for a regulated market for cannabis in the UK: Recommendations from an expert panel|
|Auteurs :||S. ROLLES ; M. BARTON ; N. EASTWOOD ; T. LLOYD ; F. MEASHAM ; D. NUTT ; H. SUMNALL|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||London : Liberal Democrats, 2016|
|Format :||36 p.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; LEGALISATION ; DISTRIBUTION CONTROLEE ; RECOMMANDATION ; MARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; MODELE ; POLITIQUE ; VENTE ; CULTURE PRIVEE ; PRODUCTION
This groundbreaking report has been published by an independent panel of experts set up by the Liberal Democrats. This report sets out how the legal production and supply of cannabis could work in the UK. It was established in the autumn by Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Norman Lamb MP. The expert panel was chaired by Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst from Transform Drug Policy Foundation.
The report proposes:
- Allowing the sale of cannabis to over 18s from specialist, licensed retail stores. It also proposes allowing home-cultivation for personal use and small scale licensed cannabis social clubs.
- A new regulator to oversee the market.
- Regulation around the price, potency and packaging of cannabis available from retailers, with policy informed by evidence and best practice in tobacco and alcohol regulation.
- Single purpose outlets to sell cannabis modelled on pharmacies.
- Cannabis would be sold over the counter by trained and licensed vendors, in plain packaging with clear health and risk reduction information.
The report states there is potential for significant government revenue from taxation - credible estimates suggest up to £1 billion per year could be raised. The panel recommends cannabis should be taxed in line with its potency.
The report argues that the health risks associated with the use of cannabis are more effectively managed and minimised through a responsibly regulated market and public health interventions rather than an unregulated criminal market and punitive criminal justice response.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Transform Drug Policy Foundation, UK|