Pubdate: Fri, 04 Aug 2000
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: Eastern Counties Newspapers Group Ltd,2000
Author: Alun Buffry


The Canadian Court of Appeal has recently accepted the therapeutic value of 
the cannabis plant, ruling that the law banning cannabis is 
unconstitutional (Evening News, August 1)

Despite many thousands of testimonials from people who find cannabis 
medically beneficial, our own Government has refused to accept their word. 
There have also been several not guilty verdicts returned by juries 
accepting the use of cannabis as a medical necessity.

Licensed trials using natural cannabinoid extracts on people suffering from 
MS and spinal injuries are expected to prove beneficial. Cannabis has been 
classified as a dangerous drug with no therapeutic value, in both the 
Misuse of Drugs Act and the international treaties. The law is clearly 
unsound and unjust.

The present prohibition of cannabis does nothing to help or protect people. 
It punishes sick and well, alike.  The people who benefit are the illegal 
dealers and the pharmaceutical industries that produce expensive synthetic 

Alun Buffry Legalise Cannabis Alliance PO Box 198 Norwich
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