New research has revealed hundreds of thousands people could start using cannabis in Thames Valley, if the drug is legalised. 

Figures from the Civitas think tank show that 205,769 people could pick a joint up for the first time in the area, if legalisation goes ahead. 

The research also revealed that Thames Valley is one of the top five places in the country for predicted new cannabis users. READ MORE about this here>>>

Currently, cannabis is illegal in the UK and if you are caught with it in your possession it can land you in prison for five years or 14 years if you are supplying and producing it.

However, the medical use of cannabis - which must be prescribed by a registered specialist doctor - was legalised in November 2018.

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