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Downing Street issues warning over Khan ‘drugs decriminalisation’ plan

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Moves by London mayor Sadiq Khan to effectively decriminalise drugs in the capital would face strong opposition from Downing Street, the prime minister’s spokesman indicated as he warned “illegal drugs destroy lives”.

At the Downing Street lobby briefing this morning, the PM’s spokesperson was asked about reports in the Telegraph suggesting London’s mayor planned to end prosecution of young people caught with cannabis through a new pilot scheme for 18-24-year-olds in the capital.

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