In the Media

Brixton moves from 'softly softly' to zero tolerance on cannabis

PUBLISHED December 2, 2005

A zero-tolerance policy on cannabis is being introduced in Brixton, less than two years after the south London borough pioneered a scheme to relax the law.

The U-turn will add to the pressure for the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, to abandon the current "softly softly" approach and increase the penalties for having the drug.