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By Rachelle Abbott

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan walks through cannabis plants which are being legally cultivated at a licensed factory in Los Angeles (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

(Picture: PA Wire)

We might be one step closer to cannabis becoming legal in London.

Whilst on his trip in the US, the Mayor of London has said he is appointing a drugs tsar to explore the potential benefits of legalising the currently class B drug, marijuana.

Sadiq Khan has asked Lord Falconer, formerly Lord Chancellor in Tony Blair’s government and a current member of Labour’s shadow cabinet, to lead the review.

Our City Hall Editor, Ross Lydall, has been following Sadiq Khan on his American tour and was there as he made the announcement from a cannabis factory in Los Angeles.

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The London mayor made the announcement after visiting a cannabis factory in Los Angeles
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
The Leader podcast: Sadiq Khan’s US visit, behind the scenes...
Sadiq Khan launches London’s biggest-ever tourism campaign in Times Square
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