Sadiq Khan’s official cannabis study was conducted by Priti Patel

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The MP for Fulham and Chelsea said: “Priti is right and Mayor Khan is wrong. What is he [Khan] thinking, travelling all the way to Los Angeles to visit a cannabis farm?”

Mr Khan is on a trip to the US to supposedly promote London to American investors.

He claimed that the move could tackle drug related crime in London and the UK as a whole.

But instead he ended up in a Californians cannabis farm to announce his new commission in an area which he has no power in.

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  • Energy minister Greg Hands, a London Conservative MP, quickly followed posting a Tweet supporting the Home Secretary and expressing his outrage at the London Mayor who made his announcement on a trip to the US at a cannabis farm in Los Angeles.

  • The anger comes amid growing concerns that knife and drug crime have got out of control under the Labour London Mayor’s tenure in the capital.

However, critics have pointed out that young lives have been lost to knife crime under Khan’s watch as mayor with little being done to tackle the problem.

In 2021 the spital had its worst year for knife crime with 30 boys and young men killed.