Cannabis "will not be legalised".

Lib Dem Government Minister Jeremy Browne has put the brakes on media speculation that the government is about to consider the decriminalisation of cannabis.

In doing so Jeremy Browne has put British society's clock back 15 years as the rest of the world grows up about drugs legislation that actually works and makes sense.

Among other U.S States, Washington has just celebrated the legalisation of cannabis possession and same-sex marriage all in one night.

Browne says cannabis is stronger than it was a generation ago and the dangers are unknown. This is not true. The active compound in the natural herb is shown to produce little to no harm to the body's organs and can actually help to fight aggressive cancers and tumours.

Cancer Research UK stress more research is needed into cannabis and the positives effects it has, their website says that cannabinoids (the active chemicals found in the plant) does the following to cancer cells:

"Triggering cell death, through a mechanism called apoptosis"

"Stopping cells from dividing"

"Preventing new blood vessels from growing into tumours"

"Reducing the chances of cancer cells spreading through the body, by stopping cells from moving or invading neighbouring tissue"

"Speeding up the cell’s internal ‘waste disposal machine’ – a process known as autophagy – which can lead to cell death"

So tell us something new Mr Jeremy Browne. [Read the report: Drugs: Breaking the Cycle].

UPDATE: David Cameron has rejected the report and calls for the decriminalisation of drugs, despite the evidence, saying - "I don't support decriminalisation. We have a policy which actually is working in Britain."

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