He said: "The Daily Record should be applauded for backing the decriminalisation
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Campaign group Citywide, which promotes a community development approach to the drugs crisis, said decriminalisation
is not a sole solution.
The London MEP, who also met with representatives of the LGBT group Queer Cyprus and other supporters of decriminalisation
, shared the activists' cautious optimism.
Patkar, though, said decriminalisation
will just lead to a false sense of security.
Ahead of decriminalisation
, new parking control zones are to be introduced during 2006 across Cardiff aimed at freeing up space by squeezing out the long-stay motorists.
GP Carey Lunan, chairwoman of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland, called for a national debate that would consider the benefits of decriminalisation
Mr Clegg is not in favour of full legalisation but wants to look at decriminalisation
while doing more to hit traffickers.
Labour believes decriminalisation
of wardens is an effective way of tackling parking problems.
Cllr Julie Jackson, cabinet member and portfolio holder for planning and development at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: "The borough council will be looking further at the issue of decriminalisation
Citilink general manager Peter Cosgrove, who was born and brought up in the city, believes the decriminalisation
of parking will make Liverpool cleaner and safer.
Mr Brain said: "I think that it is naive to call for decriminalisation
Liddell believes there is a political consensus in Scotland for some form of decriminalisation
"While Labour and Conservative politicians shy away from the debate on drugs, around half of their supporters want to see legal regulation of cannabis production and supply or decriminalisation
of cannabis possession.
But he insisted he was opposed to decriminalisation
and that the Government had "no intention whatever" of relaxing the law.
Other targets in the draft plan include the decriminalisation
of parking, the building of an international rugger attraction, a large town centre hotel, and the introduction of more bobbies on the beat.