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Decriminalisation of Cannabis

Comment 6th July 2010

I am 55 years old and I believe it is my right to do what I want to do, in the privacy of my own home, so long as it does not cause any harm or offence to others. If my government agrees with that, then they should agree with my case for the de-criminalisation of Cannabis.

I use Cannabis for its medicinal, pain relieving benefits, and I also use it as a recreational drug.  I have done so, without any ill effect, for 40 years. I have brought a family up and have a responsible job, and I have never, in those 40 years, felt that my use of Cannabis has done anything other than benefit me.

Cannabis is a natural growing herb which has many beneficial properties which aid pain relief, Depression, Anorexia, Asthma, Nausea, Peptic Ulcer, Alcoholism, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Migraine, Anxiety, Inflammation, Hypertension, Insomnia, to name but a few.  Personally, I use it to combat the pain caused by a broken knee in a road accident 15 years ago. I was prescribed pain relieving drugs (CoProxamol – which was, some time later, taken off the market due to problems associated with the drug) on the NHS, but I found Cannabis more effective and so have effectively saved the NHS 15 years worth of drug costs  – and probably saved myself the negative effects of a very bad 'legal' drug. 

I see no logical reason for Cannabis to be illegal, but I do understand that years of negative publicity have made it almost impossible for any but the bravest government to actually do the right thing and legalise this herb so I am asking for a de-criminalisation similar to that in Holland.

In fact, all I'm asking is my civil right to grow a herb in my own home.

I really should not be put in a position where I am worried about growing a herb so that i have to go and buy it from a drug dealer.

That's just wrong.

 

 

 

Why does this matter?

Because this is probably the most ridiculous law we have.


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