Retailers should be allowed to sell cannabis, urges police chief Arfon Jones

cannabis arfon jones
News RE Politics
Login or register to save this article

Licensed retailers should be able to sell cannabis according to North Wales police and crime commissioner Arfon Jones.

Arfon_Jones_2.pngIn an interview with the Daily Post, Jones said that he did not see any reason why drugs like cannabis could not be sold in the same way as alcohol, but added hard drugs like heroin and cocaine should only be available on prescription.

“I don’t see the difference between the use of alcohol and the use of cannabis. Cannabis could be sold with the same level of security as alcohol is sold at now in an off-licence.

“This would be with suitable age restrictions to stop children buying it, which is something we do not have now,” he said.

Nisa retailer Harj Dhasee, owner of the Mickleton Village Stores in Gloucestershire, welcomed the idea.

"More control is needed around drugs. The black market would fade in favour of legitimate purchase points. The public would support it due to convenience and would boycott the black market as they did in the US," he said.

Should retailers be allowed to sell cannabis? Go to the Retail Express forum to join the discussion.

Join the Retail Express forum

To meet new retailers, share ideas and get inspired, join our Facebook discussions here:

Retail Express forum
By Chris Dillon Avatar
By Chris Dillon 12 Mar, 2018


  • By Seriously? 13 Mar, 2018

    Wow. What a fantastic idea. Fill local shops with the pungent stench of weed and its stereotypical users.

    That’ll be a treat for Mrs Brown from no76 when she wants a loaf of bread and a pint of milk.

    Ridiculous suggestion and a route to the destruction of pleasant shopping.

    But at least the kids can buy some sweets and leave the store stinking of weed.

Have you seen a boost in own-label products in the past year?

Make the most of

You know your shop better than anyone. Now you can decide exactly what news, advice and retailer case studies that you want to see to help you improve your business.

Subscribe to personalise your content Already have an account? Login