Maldon's MP has admitted trying cannabis, but is concerned about radical suggestions to look at relaxing drug laws.

John Whittingdale told the Standard he had tried cannabis on one occasion while at university, but “didn’t like it” and has never touched it since.

He has now spoken of his concerns after a report this week by the home affairs select committee suggested it may be time to consider decriminalising illegal drugs - a move which David Cameron has rejected.

Father-of-two Mr Whittingdale said: “I would have profound reservations about legalising drugs."


See the Standard for more.