An e-petition to legalise cannabis in Britain has got the 100,000 signatures it needs for the issue to be debated in Parliament.

As of Saturday morning, 103,833 people had signed the e-petition on the Parliament website, passing the threshold required for it to consider the issue for a debate.

That doesn’t mean it definitely will be discussed by MPs, with the Parliament website stressing that it “may decide not to put a petition forward for debate if the issue has already been debated recently or there’s a debate scheduled for the near future”.

The petition followed the announcement earlier in the week by Durham Constabulary that the force would no prioritise cannabis users and small-scale growers in their own home.

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