The Royal College of Psychiatrists is to review it’s opposition to cannabis laws being relaxed. Previously they have been at the forefront leading the charge against the relaxation of laws around cannabis and it’s prohibited use. It’s the reasoning for this had been based on the theory that cannabis caused psychosis, psychotic episodes, and mental health, especially amongst young adults. Now, however, the college has tasked a team to, with a “none biased” approach to look at evidence from countries that have legalised or decriminalised cannabis.
This subject causes controversy among experts who cannot reach any common position. As a consequence politicians run a mile from this debate. Ever since David Blunket Home Secretary downgraded it from a class B to a class C substance it has been regarded as political poison. Gordon Brown reversed the classification when he became prime minister and it has never been touched since.