The Government have ruled out any shift in drugs policy despite a damning report by an influential group of MPs, reports the Independent.
The Government will rule out any prospect of following the lead of several US states in decriminalising cannabis or calling a Royal Commission to examine the country's drugs policy, say the paper.
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