The PM has reportedly hired a former policy adviser who supports legislation reform and said medicinal cannabis could transform healthcare

Two of the new senior aides reportedly appointed by Boris Johnson since he became Prime Minister have spoken out in favour of legalising cannabis in the past.

According to a report in Buzzfeed, Mr Johnson has appointed Blair Gibbs, who formerly led policy at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, as a senior adviser, and Danny Kruger as political secretary.

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis is a UK body for businesses operating in the cannabis-based medicinal product industry.

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Mr Gibbs recently tweeted that medicinal cannabis could pave the way for a healthcare “revolution”, and said that the UK will eventually allow a “legal market for recreational cannabis”.

He previously worked as an adviser to Mr Johnson when he was mayor of London.

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