London’s Mayor proposes pilot scheme to decriminalise cannabis

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has proposed a pilot scheme to decriminalise possession of small quantities of cannabis for people aged under 25. Under the proposal, some London boroughs would offer support services such as counselling instead of arrest and prosecution. The scheme, which has yet to receive approval, aims to reduce reoffending and divert young people away from drug use.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/04/sadiq-khan-plans-pilot-to-decriminalise-minor-cannabis-offences