London Mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled that he would push to decriminalise marijuana if re-elected in the upcoming election, in his latest ‘green’ agenda campaign promise.
Though the Mayor of London does not have the power to introduce legislation, Mr Khan said that he would establish a ‘London Drugs Commission’, in the hopes that it would pressure the government to decriminalise the class-B drug.
Khan, who has previously called for an “evidence-based conversation” about marijuana, wrote on social media on Monday: “It’s time for fresh ideas to reduce the harms drugs [and] drug-related crimes cause to individuals, families [and] communities.”
“If re-elected, I’ll establish a London Drugs Commission – independent experts to examine the latest evidence from around the world,” he added.
Should Mr Khan endorse the decriminalisation of marijuana, it would directly contradict the stated position of Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, who has said that he