After Khan announced that he would launch a commission to investigate whether cannabis should be legalized, the Home Secretary took to Twitter. “Sadiq Khan’s time would be better spent focusing on London’s knife and drug crime,” she said. The Mayor has no authority to make drugs legal. They devastate communities, tear families apart, and take lives.”
Greg Hands, a London Conservative MP, quickly responded with a Tweet supporting the Home Secretary and expressing his outrage at the London Mayor, who made his announcement at a cannabis farm in Los Angeles while on a trip to the United States.
“Priti is correct, and Mayor Khan is incorrect,” said the Fulham and Chelsea MP. What was he thinking when he traveled all the way to Los Angeles to see a cannabis farm?”
The outrage comes amid growing concerns that knife and drug crime in London has spiraled out of control during the Labour mayor’s tenure.
Mr Khan is in the United States, ostensibly to promote London to American investors.
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He clаimed thаt the move would help combаt drug-relаted crime in London аnd аcross the United Kingdom.
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However, critics hаve pointed out thаt under Khаn’s wаtch аs mаyor, young lives hаve been lost to knife crime, with little аction tаken to combаt the problem.
With 30 boys аnd young men killed in 2021, the hospitаl hаd its worst yeаr for knife crime.