Mr Leadbeater expected to ask the States to task the Committee for Health and Social Care with investigating the introduction of a regime “similar to the Canadian public health focussed model”.
He said he resigned from the Committee for Home Affairs because rules on conflicts of interest meant his holding of a directorship of a local hemp company was stopping him from working on the committee’s mandate.
While he understood there were areas of conflict, he felt it should not stop him from working on other areas of drug policy reform.
Deputy Rob Prow, President of the Committee for Home Affairs, said: “While I respect Deputy Leadbeater’s decision, I cannot hide my disappointment as he has been a highly valued and respected member of the committee.
“Marc’s reasons for stepping down from the committee are for him and I won’t comment on them, other to say that I wish him well and thank him for his efforts.”
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