Campaigners say the UK is lagging behind the rest of the world. Many other countries, including much of the US, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, have legalised the use of medicinal marijuana. Last week, Canada’s parliament passed a law legalising the recreational use of cannabis nationwide.
“Done properly, the legalisation of cannabis is a win-win-win: criminals lose a lucrative industry, consumers get a better, safer and cheaper product, and the burden on the general taxpayer is reduced.”
If there is one thing you probably didn’t know about hemp is that it can eliminate toxins and radioactive material from the environment. So much that scientists who planted it at Chernobyl found that hemp conducted phytoremediation and removed chemicals from the soil better than any other plant.