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Jacqui Smith on cannabis reclassification.

Former Labour home secretary Jacqui Smith. Photograph: Getty Images.

Knowing what I know now, I would resist the temptation to resort to the law to tackle the harm from cannabis.

Education, treatment and information, if we can get the message through, are perhaps a lot more effective.

Jacqui Smith admits that she was wrong to upgrade cannabis to a Class B drug whilst home secretary.