Expert sub-committee finds that occasional moderate use isn’t harmful and recommends home secretary should soften the law
Tentative proposals to make slight cuts in cannabis penalties are being presented to the Home Secretary by his advisers this week. Behind the proposals lies the opinion of an expert sub-committee, which in an as yet unpublished report, says in effect that smoking cannabis does no particular harm.
Professor J.P.D. Graham, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Wales, told the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: “On consideration, the technical sub-committee concluded that there was no compelling evidence that occasional moderate use of cannabis was likely to have detrimental effects on individual users.”