» Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Asked whether the PM shared the view of the drugs tsar that young people should not necessarily be punished for taking cannabis as it blighted their later life, the PMS said the Government had a clear policy on drugs and pointed people to the Home Office for further information.

Asked whether the PM thought cannabis was bad for young people, she said he agreed with the Home Secretary. She reiterated that the Government had a clear policy on drugs and had a drugs advisory board which advised the Department on policy, and pointed to Home Office for further detail.

Asked whether the PM was concerned that yet again the Government had appointed someone to the head of the drugs advisory board who did not think drugs were damaging, she reiterated again that there was a clear policy on drugs and advised people to speak to Home Office for further details.

Asked whether, as the PM had dabbled in cannabis as a youngster, he had any sympathy for others doing the same, she pointed people to what he had said before.

Put to her that the PM himself was supportive of decriminalisation in the past, she advised people to speak to the Home Office for the details of current policy.

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