HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc563-4W
Ms Colquhoun

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to decriminalise the possession of cannabis, in the light of examples set by 10 States in the United States of America and the Governments of Holland and Italy.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The classification of all controlled drugs, including cannabis, and the maximum penalties appropriate for all offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 including unlawful possession are currently being reviewed by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. I shall consider its recommendations in due course.