Make medical marijuana legal, MPs urge Javid

Medical marijuana is already legal in more than 25 countriesJaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

MPs have called on the home secretary to legalise medical marijuana amid concern over the cabinet’s links to the only company with a licence to supply the drug in the UK.

Members of the all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform urged Sajid Javid to act as it emerged that Theresa May’s husband works for a company that owns the largest stake in Britain’s only legal supplier of a marijuana medicine.

Philip May is a relationship manager at Capital Group, an investment firm that part-owns GW Pharmaceuticals. Under a Home Office licence, GW grows more than 20 million tonnes of cannabis in Britain a year. The company benefits from a monopoly in effect in the legal supply of medical marijuana in the UK after winning…

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