Reclassifying cannabis as class B will achieve nothing. Our research shows only 3 per cent of people consider quitting the drug because of it being illegal, writes Paul Corry

At least there is a more promising sidekick - the pledge to deliver a public health campaign about the risks of using cannabis. In such a campaign health and social care staff will have a key role to play.

The way forward is clear: schools, the health service and other public sector agencies need to work together to reach young people early. Reclassification is a distraction.

Paul Corry, director of public affairs, Rethink