Andrew Allison

Cameron backs cannabis for medicinal use

In Blair, Cameron, cannabis on January 22, 2007 at 9:48 pm

I got this one from Ellee Seymour.

This is a subject close to my heart. A few years ago a vicar friend of mine was diagnosed with MS. ITV followed him to Amsterdam where he smoked cannabis – legally – in a bar. He continued to use cannabis until he died. He said it was the only thing to give him relief from his pain. We should not be criminalising a section of society. MS sufferers are not drug dealers. They do not peddle their wares on street corners. They are simply coping in the best way they can with a terminal illness.

It was also good to see David Cameron give a straight answer to a straight question. I can’t imagine Blair doing the same.

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  1. If it was good enough for Queen Victoria …

  2. I think that is a very positive trait of worthwhile politicians. The ability to call a spade a spade. It is such a rare occurrence.

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