The UK economy is missing out – but not the drug dealers. They’ve been gifted a monopoly over a plant with a mind-boggling range of commercial, recreational, and medical applications. Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in North America. Extracts from the flower provide comfort and reprieve to those undergoing chemotherapy, while fibres from the stem can provide a sustainable source of biodegradable plastics. The UK remains rooted in the past. Businesses, the state, and UK citizens lose out. DEBATE: Is Britain missing out by not having a legal cannabis market?
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