Cannabis Users In UK Face Losing Passports Under New Proposed Laws
People in the U.K. could face the risk of losing their passports should they be found to be recreational users of illegal drugs such as cocaine or cannabis, according to a new document published by the Home Office.
Dubbed "SWIFT, CERTAIN, TOUGH New consequences for drug possession," the report features three tiers of punishments for those found breaking the law in England and Wales. From drug awareness courses to paying a fine, there is a wide range of punishments for those who are not following the rules.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said that "illicit drugs are at the root of untold harm and misery across our society,” adding that the “statistics are horrifying.”
"In 2019/20, over three million people in England and Wales reported using drugs in the last year, putting themselves at risk, making our communities less safe, and handing lucrative profits to criminals driving a violent and exploitative supply chain," the report stipulates.
While the possession of personal amounts of cannabis is decriminalized in the UK, the medical …