Scotland has been pushing for the legalisation of cannabis for a long time.
But as it becomes clearer that the drug is widely available and widely abused, there is a growing recognition that there is an important public health value to be served.
Here are the facts: 1.
Legalising the drug would not only help to reduce the damage done to society by drugs, but also to provide a model for other countries to follow.
Legalisation could also save lives Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is proposing to legalize cannabis, which has been banned by the UK Government since 1937.
The Scottish Government has been consulting with experts on the issue.
It is now considering the legalising of cannabis to help reduce the harmful effects of drugs and drug-related violence.
The Government is also examining the potential for cannabis to be a gateway drug to more dangerous drugs, such as cocaine and heroin.
Legalised cannabis could help the Government in tackling drugs, crime and violent crime.
The government is currently looking at introducing new legislation to reduce drug- related violence.
Scottish Police Scotland estimates that a small proportion of drug offences occur in Scotland, and there are a number of areas where the Government has identified areas for further action.
A report published by the Scottish Government in June, for example, estimated that drug use in Scotland is down by 40 per cent in the last five years.
Legalizing cannabis would also help reduce harm.
A study by the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh found that cannabis users in Scotland were twice as likely to have serious or life-threatening health conditions compared to people who did not use cannabis.
A 2015 report from the University’s School of Health and Social Care found that the introduction of legal cannabis would reduce harm in Scotland by 40 to 50 per cent compared to the UK. 4.
Legal cannabis could reduce the risks of using cannabis in public spaces.
The use of cannabis in Scotland has a strong social context, and cannabis use is often associated with social stigma.
Studies have also found that users are more likely to use cannabis in the public sphere, where people have more opportunities to see them.
This means that the risk of public use of a drug is lower for users in the wider community.
A 2014 study from the Scottish Centre for Policy Research found that in urban areas, the number of drug users dropped from 12 per cent to 8 per cent, and from 1,000 to 1,500 in a year.
Legalise cannabis would help reduce drug use, crime, and violent behaviour.
According to the latest research from the National Institute for Health Research, cannabis use and the use of other substances are linked to significantly higher rates of crime and violence.
A large part of the increase in crime in Scotland comes from cannabis use, and the UK has the highest proportion of people using drugs in the world.
Scotland’s drug policy has focused on criminalising people who use drugs.
In recent years, Scotland has seen an increase in cannabis arrests, but the Government continues to maintain that these arrests do not reflect the true numbers of drug use.
The Office for National Statistics reports that, of the 3,634 cannabis possession arrests made in England and Wales in 2017/18, 1,822 were for possession of less than 10 grams.
This is only 0.01 per cent of the 4,817 cannabis offences that were made.
In Scotland, more than 70 per cent were for cannabis use.
If the Government were to legalised cannabis, the potential harms would be reduced.
Scotland has the best track record of cannabis use laws, and has made significant progress in reducing drug- use and crime, with a population of just over 100,000.
This would also mean a much lower level of criminal offending and fewer drug-involved deaths.
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