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Rejected petition The recreational use of marijuana to become legal and senedd to actually bring this up with boris j
To get legal grow operations in place, dispensaries and coffee shops to open creating a lot of jobs throughout the uk decreasing the unemployment count in the uk.Jobs like the ones listed above would appeal to the fast majority of unemployed people aswel as in the uk most unemployed under 30’s are either selling or growing illegal cannabis which could have all sorts of chemicals mixed into them causing many smoking it psychological problems where if grown legally would have to be clean by law
If this was to go ahead you’d find it as a country a lot easier to get rid of all the chemically grown illegal cannabis off the streets as any trying to sell it would really struggle with clean legal cannabis being able to be brought in the same very town they are trying to sell in as one the person buying would have no risk if brought from a dispensary and two when the supplier of the illegal cannabis starts to struggle as nearly all there costumers will be buying from dispensaries they’d get desperate and start asking anyone in the streets if they need any to buy making them a lot easier to find capture and remove the chemically grown cannabis ruining the mental health of our nation off the streets for good.
Also there’s a lot of money in it for the government if they do pass it as look at the estimated spent on cannabis in the uk within a year and if became legal that number would only go up as most would partake on occasion and with the economy how it is could do with the extra £‘s
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.
The legal framework around the misuse and/or dealing of drugs is reserved to the UK Parliament by Paragraph 54 of Schedule 7A of the Government of Wales Act. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.
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