While the United States is one of the leaders in the medicinal and recreational weed market, we aren’t the only country making strides toward legalization. Currently, lawmakers in the United Kingdom may consider a bill that would legalize cannabis for recreational use due to an online petition that garnered support from more than 150,000 people regarding the production, sale, and use of cannabis.
Because the petition has more than 100,000 signatures, it requires a formal response from the government, and the House of Commons must consider putting the item to debate.
Nearly a year after voters in two American states legalized cannabis, a report commissioned by the British Parliament is expected to recommend the country follow suit, reports the Sunday Times. The paper suggests the report will set off a bitter battle between conservative Home Secretary Theresa May and liberal Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who pushed for the drug policy review.