What I would like to see is candidates and parties mentioning cannabis issues in their manifestos, fliers and broadcasts - I have seen nothing.
for the Greens, a couple of years ago I wrote to them - the letter was
forwarded with an added comment for somebody to reply and the reply
along with comment came back to me - "I thought we'd taken care of the
dopers' votes" it said.
For almost 20 years I have been involved
in pushing the Greens and I must say that they did change their policy
after the LCA became a political party and won votes in 2001.
offered to finance a local candidate flier if it included the words
Legalise Cannabis or something similar - the fliers were printed but the
Norwich Green Party told the lady she was not allowed to put them out,
so I withdrew my offer, the fliers were binned and she had no flier at
My Eastern Region Green Party candidate Rupert Reid and his
associate Adrian Ramsey say advertising their "pro-cannabis" policy
would lose them votes.
All credit to Caroline Lucas for starting a
petition, but in my region, Rupsert Reid (says the cannabis issue is a
"no-brainer") will not get my vote.
The next years General
Election I will consider voting for any candidate that seems able and
willing to represent me and that includes the cannabis issue - an issue
that concerns health and medicine, law and Rights, fuel and pollution,
the environment, agriculture, industry, employment, trade, tax,
education and even foreign policy.
The absence of any mention of
cannabis in these elections (in the UK) demonstrates to need for a
dedicated cannabis political party - one that will allow the users to