- The Commons Home Affairs Committee have said ministers could learn from the experience of Portugal, the US and Uruguay.
- In Portugal drugs have been "depenalised"- with possession of small amounts not subject to criminal penalties, even though they remain illegal.
- In Washington and Colorado in the United States cannabis is being legalised.
- In Uruguay a state monopoly of cannabis production and sale is being proposed.
More top news
The returns of Benedict Cumberbatch's detective and the X Factor judge were among 2014's most tweeted TV moments in a billion conversations.
A family has issued an appeal to help find their missing pet turkey - in case he gets gobbled up as someone's Christmas dinner.
The winner of X-Factor Ben Haenow has revealed how keen he is to have the Christmas number one.