London Mayor Sadiq Khan Visits Cannabis Farm In LA As He Announces Launch Of Experts To Look At Legalising Drug In The UK

Sadiq Khan has visited a cannabis farm in Los Angeles as he announced the formation of a new group to look at decriminalising the drug in Britain.

In a move which puts him on a collision course with Labour leader Keir Starmer, the Mayor of London said former justice secretary Lord Charlie Falconer QC will be the chair of the first London Drugs Commission, which will assess the effectiveness of UK drug laws.

Sir Keir insisted in January he was against softening the law after it was revealed a proposed pilot programme would see young adults caught with the Class B drug offered speeding course-style classes or counselling instead of arrest.