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The Wootton Report was the report of a committee under the chairmanship of Baroness Wootton of Abinger.
Additional recommended knowledge
The committee was set up by the British government in 1967 to examine the laws regulating narcotic drugs, and released its report on November 1, 1968. While it accepted that cannabis was not risk-free, and the report said that its wider use "should not be encouraged", the Committee declared:
Its recommendations included;
and were swiftly enacted in law and have shaped official attitudes towards cannabis ever since.
Peter Hitchens argues in his book The Abolition of Liberty [ISBN 1-84354-149-1], that this report was a decisive moment in British official attitudes towards this drug, and led to its de facto decriminalisation in subsequent decades.
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