29/07/2015 12:59 BST

UK Police In Cannabis 'Climbdown' And Other Countries' Approach To Marijuana Use

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En el Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón y dice la WIKIPEDIA:<b>Cannabis sativa es conocida en español como mariguana o marihuana, hierba, bareta, cáñamo, mota, o juanitaEn Real Jardín Botánico Proyecto Anthos figuran los siguientes nombres: castaño, cañamones, cañamones (fruto), cañamón, cañamón (fruto), cáñamo, cáñamo africano, cáñamo de flor, cáñamo de la Vega de Granada, cáñamo hembra, cáñamo indiano, cáÃ

Three police forces have acknowledged that growing and using cannabis is no longer to be treated as a priority crime.

While cannabis remains a Class B drug in the UK, police chiefs including Durham’s Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, say they will not actively pursue those growing or using leaves for personal, recreational use.

And Alan Charles, Derbyshire's PCC, told the Daily Mail: "When we are faced with significant budget cuts we cannot keep turning out to every single thing reported to us."


Yet as the strength of feeling around the full decriminalisation of cannabis appears to grow in the UK, here are other countries where innovative drug policy has produced broadly positive results.

Cannabis - Examples