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CANNABIS RECLASSIFICATION AND THE DAILY MAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1680: tabled on 22 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Daily Mail for its editorial comments that 'A debate is urgently needed, one that will have to examine the arguments of those including many with experience of fighting drugs, who want cannabis decriminalised' (October 2000); welcomes its recognition that the use of cannabis is an everyday fact of life and that making it illegal has failed to discourage its use (8th February 2000); further welcomes its belief that the case for a fundamental review is persuasive when millions of otherwise decent citizens routinely break the law (2nd July 2001); and regrets the paper's recent descent into hysterical politically motivated reporting on the Home Secretary's courageous reform.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.