This is the panel's report, which subsequently led to a new Lib Dem policy position in favour of public health-focused cannabis regulation. The report was produced with full editorial independence by the panel, who undertook the work on an unpaid basis.
A framework for a regulated market for cannabis in the UK: Recommendations from an expert panel
In 2015, the Liberal Democrats announced their intention to set up an expert panel to look into how a legal, regulated cannabis market could function in the UK. Transform's Senior Policy Analyst, Steve Rolles, was appointed as chair of the panel, which also included Chief Constable of Durham Mike Barton, Professor David Nutt, Professor Fiona Meahsam, Professor Harry Sumnall, Niamh Eastwood of Release, and former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police Tom Lloyd.