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Nov. 1, 1968 – UK Wootton Report Finds Cannabis Is Less Dangerous Than Alcohol, Other Drugs

The Nov. 1, 1968 Wootton Report, written by the UK government’s Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence, finds that “the long term consumption of cannabis in moderate doses has no harmful effects… Cannabis is less dangerous than the opiates, amphetamines and barbiturates, and also less dangerous than alcohol…”

The report’s influence is seen in future British drug policies that reduce penalties for possession of marijuana by 50%.