Forward thinking Lib Dems to set up weed panel October 16th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments By Pat Regan Ever wonder why we see less and less Bobbies on the beat? OK, break things down a little more and we see that the costs to the police – on cannabis laws alone – stand at around £500 million. This is totally outrageous when a vast number of UK residents are fully against the prohibition of this valuable herb anyway. This natural herb (that has been used for thousands of years) is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and holds many health benefits according to countless sources. Marijuana has been found to repress cancer, decrease blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV. Dr. Christina Sanchez explains how cannabis kills cancer cells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miGzTwK28U The latest political move is backed the party’s health spokesman, Norman Lamb, and by a former deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Brian Paddick. It is in line with a 2014 party conference resolution, which called for a review of the effectiveness of a regulated market in relation to health and reduced criminal activity. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/12/liberal-democrats-expert-panel-cannabis-legalisation Smoking cannabis actually reduces anxiety, researchers have discovered. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2575646/Cannabis-CAN-reduce-anxiety-levels-say-doctors-small-doses.html Prescription drugs (that is – the ones the ‘doctors’ happily give you) kill an estimated 100,000 people in the world each year. However, do you know how many deaths are caused by using marijuana, either medicinally or recreationally? “There are no deaths from cannabis use. Anywhere. You can’t find one,” said Dr Lester Grinspoon, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School. Dr Sanjay Gupta Admits Being Wrong About Medical Marijuana Americans ‘Terribly Misled’ CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, apologized recently for publicly opposing marijuana legalization, saying science was clearly on the side of the drug. “I think we have been terribly and systematically misled in this country for some time, and I did part of that misleading,” he told CNN host http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/ Double standards really stink. The last thing any mind-controlling government or religious hierarchy wants is to have YOU thinking too independently. Decades of structured and obedient mind control has ensured that you will comply with the wishes of the mind-controllers, when it suits their purpose. Is it not extremely bizarre that folks can legally buy booze (something that may promote rapid hostility) without any trouble, yet taking weed brings out such conditioned disapproval? Grownups should be trusted to make their ‘own’ decisions and not be dictated to by an oppressive Nanny State that is shot through with rank hypocrisy! The finger-waving authorities who tell us how to run ‘our lives’ are largely made up of a bunch of sanctimonious well-offs who spend lots of time knocking back buckets full of single malt in their elite circles. Interestingly, police in Durham have indicated that cannabis users will be able to grow the substance for personal consumption after this police force relaxed their drugs policy. Durham Constabulary will no longer target individuals who have cannabis plants at home after they declared the illegal activity is ‘not’ a major concern. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cannabis-users-allowed-grow-drugs-6111926 Latest debate… Stalag Westminster debate: Courageous people of logic continue to challenge the Heath Fascists and sad little Prohibitionists within our appalling Nanny State Government over long-due legalisation of cannabis… http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/c277985b-3edb-4f13-93f2-902bf81ea208 One point here is that whilst I am ‘not’ a smoker myself, I strongly support the individual’s liberty to walk along their own path. It is called FREEDOM! Banning ‘Nature’ is a joke and when we look at the double standards compared with legally – permitted booze the situation becomes totally ludicrous. It is HIGH time this U.K. Nanny State caught up with the rest of the world. See also… CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform the UK’s largest membership-based cannabis policy group. They campaign for medicinal cannabis on prescription and regulated access for adults. http://clear-uk.org/ More… http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/cannabis-your-personal-freedom-to.html Pat Regan Southport author and campaigner October 2015 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!