An MP campaigning to shut a shop selling drugs paraphernalia has secured a meeting with a top Government official.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, wants to close a legal loophole allowing businesses to sell cannabis seeds.

Earlier this month, he presented a 1,400-strong petition to close shop Your High to Association of Chief Police Officers’ Tim Hollis – recently tasked with reviewing the police approach to cannabis.

Now he has secured a meeting with a Home Office official together with school governors to review current legislation on the matter.

If the review goes in Mr Brake’s favour, the decision would have national repercussions.

Mr Brake said: “There is a huge inconsistency when cannabis is illegal, but there are shops that are in the business of promoting and selling the materials that people need to consume it.

“The law is too vague; there is an argument within existing legislation that this sort of activity is illegal, but if that cannot be proved, the next step would be to draft new legislation.

“This meeting is part of a focus group on the issue.

“We hope that afterwards the Home Office makes a recommendation to tighten up the law and act upon these paraphernalia shops which currently have no age restriction on who they can sell to.’’ Since the campaign against Your High was started by Mr Brake, shop owner Tony Bennett has made changes to opening hours to try to remedy criticism over the shop’s close proximity to a school.

A temporary victory was then hailed by the MP when the shop announced it will be closing its doors for three months.

Mr Bennett was not available for comment.

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