Last updated 19/08/15: A petition calling for cannabis to be legalised in the United Kingdom has now amassed over 200,000 signatures, furthering its chances of receiving a serious consideration in Parliament.
Citing financial, employment and policing benefits, the petition hit 100,000 signees on Saturday (25th July 2015), ensuring it would be considered for the House of Commons.
The petitioners have been waiting for a debate date for two days, but will have to wait a good while longer.
It will be considered for debate at a Petitions Committee meeting in September, with the body saying that petitions with over 100,000 signatures are “almost always” debated.
An official response from the government is expected much sooner. Reports Christopher Hooton at the independent.co.uk
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