We’re Not Asking For A Change In The Law

    I’m writing to Baroness Browning tonight asking her to take action for people who need cannabis as medicine.  It’s very simple.  All she has to do is authorise the Home Office drugs licensing department to issue a licence for the importation of medicinal cannabis when the application is supported by a doctor’s prescription and the supplier is an authorised producer.

    There’s no need for a change in the law.

    If the noble Baroness would don her thinking cap for a few moments, I am sure she we would see that this could only be a good thing.  Not only would a great deal of suffering be alleviated safely and inexpensively but surely she, her ladyship, could only earn credit for such a wise and humane intervention?

    The same is true of even more fundamental reform.  We need to give our honourable ministers a way out of the corner they have boxed themslves into.  I even let them off the hook a little.   I suspect a deep seated “tradition” in the Home Office, reinforced over parliaments and generations by a select group of bigoted, malevolent civil servants who may well be in receipt of bribes.  I can think of no other reason why such an idiotic, irrational policy should persist – across governments, regardless of parties.  The words are always the same Home Office doublespeak.

    There’s no need for a change in the law.

    Ministers merely have to readjust the classification and regulation of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in accordance with evidence as the Act requires them so to do.  I am certain that the Advisory Council would advise on an appropriate, evidence-based system of licensing and regulation which would be entirely self-financing and become a source of new revenue for the Treasury instead of funding organised crime.

    There’s no need for a change in the law.

    The Sentencing Council itself proposed in its recent drug sentencing guidelines that “two or three plants grown for personal use” should attract a sentence betweene a discharge and a low level community order.  That’s pretty much akin to decriminalisation.  Be discreet, keep your nose clean and we won’t be interested.

    There’s no need for a change in the law.

    We need to give the prohibitionists an easy way to stand down.  Let’s do that.  Let’s take back each little step as we can.  Let’s keep the pressure on.  We’re winning.

    • Mark

      If the government thinks its OK to for doctors to prescribe Ritalin (which is basically speed) to children then why can’t they let doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis it to patients.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samurielvis Danny Hilton

      The problem I see for that is the fact that doctors are even turning down patients with ms for Sativex which is produced here so how will it help those of us who just suffer with chronic migraine, cluster headaches, arthritis and so forth, the thing’s that doctors in there self righteous way of thinking won’t concede to as being helped by the plant itself.
      Not that I’m against the idea as at least some sufferers will get what they need but what about the rest? If it passes but only for the few then the rest who still suffer will still have to resort to growing or buying in a market that would get more expensive and corrupt since the demand has dropped and so will still be penalised by the system for treating themselves.
      On the surface it’s a good idea but on the other hand it may cause more problems than we have now. There’s no point in weakening our argument and settling for something easy when it won’t help those who have supported the cause for so long.
      Now if she is going to make sure Doctors are given specific instruction to allow it for all it’s medical applications and not just the top few then I’d say it’s a no go and opening a place for a harder stand from the government to penalise those who don’t qualify in there eyes.

    • Paul Crossett

      Hello Peter. I have posted a few coments on your web site. I fully support you here as i myself am a medical cannabis user. I suffer from Grand-Mal Epilepsy i suffer around 2 to 3 sizures a month on my prescribed medication. But about 4 years ago i started useing cannabis and i was suffering less if not no sizures at all. The problem i face is the law sees me as a criminal for this. Even my own doctor has told not to stop what im doing as one sizure is one to many. Allso i dont like going to dealers as you get nothing for your money just cannabis that you have no idea what THC/CBD levels i know the propper CBD levels in cannabis i need has to be the right balance and it has anti convulsant properties.
      This is just my few words keep up the good work Peter.

    • Dan Ford

      I like this approach. I like it a LOT!

    • Cannabis truth.

      ?”Ministers merely have to readjust the classification and regulation of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in accordance with evidence as the Act requires them so to do” They went against the evidence provided by the ACMD regarding the reclassification of cannabis from C to B in january 2009 – If ministers showed little/no regard for the legal framework of the act then, why would they change their minds now? We all know the MoDA is being abused by government, It has been for years- Is there no way of challenging this legally? As you say the act requires them to handle the classification of cannabis on the merit of evidence. They clearly are disregarding any and all evidence and using their own strange moral compass to justify drug classification “we don’t want to send the wrong message to children” etc etc…Im fairly certain you will get another generic letter from the Baroness – Its a nice idea, but lets be honest. These people are evil, and know full well what they are doing. They don’t even have the decency to respond to individual letters on the matter, I will believe that we are winning when those people in power are held to account for their untruths and the suffering that they are causing by stonewalling this issue.There will be a financial motivation here for sure, whether it is Big Pharma’s back handers or those the Material’s industry or even the ever increasing private prison sector – someone, somewhere is profiting from the prohibition of Cannabis. For the Elites in power, People’s health and spiritual wellbeing does not matter a bit, as long as the money is coming in.Well thats how I see it anyway ;)

    • cannabis truth

      Gosh, my formatting was lost there, apologies for the chunk of type! most uncouth of me.

    • Stevester

      Because you wouldnt have to buy cannabis of big pharma so mega corps would loose out on millions / billions and MPs cant have that . If cannabis was allowed for medical use in the UK the next step is those patients growing their own and saving their money . It also means big pharma wouldnt be handing out as much cash to MPs in the run up to elections and they couldnt have that either . It all comes down to MPs being lying greedy 2 faced cheats who want to make the rich richer and protect their own personal investments . I would love to see the figures on how many British MPs have bought shares in GW Pharma over the past 2 years, if thats not a conflict of interests i dont know what is . Im sure if the general public new these figures there would be uproar like there was with the expenses scandal . I think personal information like MPs investments should be made public knowledge as they can control laws for personal gain .

    • Stevester

      Because you wouldnt have to buy cannabis of big pharma so mega corps would loose out on millions / billions and MPs cant have that . If cannabis was allowed for medical use in the UK the next step is those patients growing their own and saving their money . It also means big pharma wouldnt be handing out as much cash to MPs in the run up to elections and they couldnt have that either . It all comes down to MPs being lying greedy 2 faced cheats who want to make the rich richer and protect their own personal investments . I would love to see the figures on how many British MPs have bought shares in GW Pharma over the past 2 years, if thats not a conflict of interests i dont know what is . Im sure if the general public new these figures there would be uproar like there was with the expenses scandal . I think personal information like MPs investments should be made public knowledge as they can control laws for personal gain .