12 Dec Dear Mr Vaz, Why Didn’t the Drugs Inquiry Consider Medicinal Cannabis?

—– Original Message —–
From: Peter Reynolds
To: Keith Vaz
Cc: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:04 PM
Subject: HASC Drugs Inquiry

Dear Mr Vaz,

Please could you explain to me why the drugs inquiry did not consider the issue of medicinal cannabis?

As you will be aware, this was the issue most often raised in all the submissions of written evidence. It seems very strange that not one question was asked, not one witness was called and not one mention was made of this important issue in your report.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Britain use cannabis for medicinal purposes. The peer reviewed, published scientific evidence now provides conclusive proof of its efficacy in a wide range of conditions.

Why didn’t you even consider this issue?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds