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Letter: Let's follow Canadian lead (1) by Alun Buffry

Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance

Evening News, Norwich

Friday 04 Aug 2000

Let's follow Canadian lead

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 alternatives.

Alun Buffry
Legalise Cannabis Alliance
PO Box 198




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