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Majority says: legalise cannabis

The majority of Britons support a softer stance on cannabis laws, an independent think-tank said.

More than half the public -- 53% -- support legalising the production and supply of cannabis or decriminalising its possession, a survey ordered by the Transform Drug Policy Foundation (TDPF) found.

Just one in seven support heavier penalties and more being spent on enforcement for cannabis offences, the campaign group found.

Around two-thirds support a review of policy options for controlling all drugs.

A spokesman for the charity said: "While Labour and the Conservatives shy away from the debate, around half of their supporters want to see legal regulation of cannabis production and supply or decriminalisation of cannabis possession."

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