UK Parliament back-bench debate on Cannabis petition signed by almost 250,000 to legalise possession, cultivation and supply.
The petition was not able health or medical cannabis, whatever that is, it was about changing the law to legalise possession, cultivation and suppy. It was not about drugs, it was about cannabis and the law.
There wre just about 14 MP's present. There were twice that number of non-MP's at least, witnessing.
My own MP, Chloe Smith for Norwicc North and the Norwich South MP were absent. Brior to the debate, I emailed Ms Smith to ask her to attend and she replied that shie would listen.
So I do hope that she listens to the recordings or reads the Hansard transcript.
Flynn started the debate by saying "we" do not want cannabis legalised
because it is safe, we want it legalised because it is dangerous. "we"
of course does not most campaigners that I know and legalisation based on
that statement will lead for sure to excessive restrictions on supply.
what the Minister said we can expect more availability of expensive
pharmaceutical cannabis medications and it would not surpirise me if
some sort of ban on seeds.
one of the MP's present admitted to having tried cannabis - fair enough
- but is it not time they started to listen to those that have, the
massive majority having suffered no ill effects and actually benefitted?
was like listening to a group of people debating whether or not Paris
is a good city and whether people should be allowed to go there, when
none of those debating have actually been.
impression of the Minister was that he had been drinking alcohol, I may
be wrong, that is just my impression. Cheap alcohol subsidised by the
My prize for best speeches goes to Peter Lilley, Norman Lamb, Caroline Lucas and Paul Flynn.
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