Britain should take advantage of Brexit by appointing a “cannabis tsar” to help it become the leading country in Europe for medical cannabis, according to a group of business leaders and cross-party politicians.
In a letter to The Times published today, they say that ministers must not overlook the opportunities that this fast-developing market represents.
The letter, which has been signed by George Kruis and Dominic Day, the international rugby players who have set up their own cannabis company, says that Britain “has to seize the chance to be the leading country and secure the jobs and [tax] revenue” from the industry. “If not, another European country undoubtedly will.”
It adds: “To this end, we are calling for a cannabis tsar or government body