To help people decide how they will vote in the upcoming referendum, the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor have summarised what researchers know about the possible impacts of legalising cannabis.

“Many people have preconceptions and established beliefs about whether cannabis is good or bad, harmless or risky. The topic is complex and multifaceted. There may be implications of legalisation you haven’t yet considered. Here we provide balanced information from trusted sources that covers a broad range of areas impacted by cannabis, including health and social impacts.”

The website they have produced is comprehensive and provides an invaluable starting point for anyone researching how they should vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill.  The following video also features many of the authors of the reports.

Science and the Cannabis Referendum from Shirley Horrocks on Vimeo.