Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne said the Government was "open to new ways of thinking" about the drugs debate.
"We are open-minded, we think it's a decent, thoughtful, balanced report. We will consider it carefully," he said to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
The Home Secretary has said she doesn't think the Royal Commission is the answer at this time, but we are open to new ideas and evidence-based research to carry on reducing the harm caused by drugs in this country.
Pressed on whether the Government would hold a Royal Commission as suggested, Mr Browne said the Home Secretary did not think that was the right approach.
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