Could 'The Brighton Model' Help the Seaside City Make Millions with Weed? | VICE | United Kingdom

(Photo courtesy of Greg de Hoedt / the Brighton Cannabis Club)

Around this time last year, I wrote an article about how legalising weed could make Britain literally billions of pounds. Alas, the chancellor of the exchequer and his mates in the Home Office clearly paid me no notice, because they've continued to ignore all sensible, pragmatic advice in favour of wasting time, money and resources on writing up cautions for ten bags.

The problem, of course, is that the antiquated politics of the war on drugs seem so lodged into the collective rationale of the two major parties that reform remains practically impossible.

Legalisation in the US is happening faster because their federal system allows individual states to pass their own laws, meaning weed-friendly places like Colorado or Washington can more easily change the law to suit their will. Unfortunately, the...

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