Southport’s MP calls for medical weed to be legalised – why this makes very good sense September 15th, 2016 Pat Regan Latest News Shares Comments OTS News recently ran this story… Marijuana for medical purposes should be legalised, says John Pugh MP The comment from Southport’s MP has come following the findings of a survey produced by the APPG on Drug Policy, which found that 90% on patients using cannabis saw an improvement in their condition, with 86% saying that it had provided ‘great relief’. John Pugh said: “The medical case for marijuana stacks up well. In the past, I have been approached by a number of constituents suffering from, among other things, MS, who wish to see the ban relaxed to help with their medical situation. Marijuana is already used as an ingredient in certain pharmaceutical preparations and I see no reason why that shouldn’t be extended.” Weed for medical purposes should be legalised, says Southport MP Dr Pugh’s open-minded call for weed legalisation is one that numerous folks, from diverse backgrounds, have passionately sought for a very long time. Below are more excellent reasons (that I previously highlighted) explaining WHY it makes good sense NOT to outlaw Mother Nature’s herbal cures! CANNABIS – YOUR PERSONAL FREEDOM TO CHOOSE OR THE JACK-BOOT OF BLIND OFFICIAL DICTATORSHIP ON YOUR NECK THE BIZARRE ‘OFFICIAL’ DEAL WITH WEED GOES LIKE THIS … IT’S A BRILLIANT LIFE-SAVING WONDER DRUG – SO LET’S BAN IT! The real weeds are the fickle-hearted prohibitionists hiding behind their double standards and glasses of gin and tonic.The official war on weed is costing the taxpayer a fortune and the fools who ban it are the ones who should be held accountable. According to Politics.co.uk, each UK taxpayer spends £400 a year on maintaining our current drug policy. This figure is in fact a UK drug policy tax. You have to pay it whether you like it or not. Is this fair and democratic? 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 is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and holds many health benefits according to many 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. However, in many places this ancient and effective wonder drug is classed as illegal. This is largely because it can, with prudent usage, help a repressed mind to become more independent.This latter aspect gives us a vital clue to why it is deemed to be illegal. 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 The force however stated they would still prosecute operators of commercial cannabis farms or those who were being “blatant”. This in fact gives us an indication that the confusing situation is one more about finances being utilised than alleged care for the Nation’s health. They will not target individuals who are not an easy meal ticket, regarding what they get for prosecuting them. But they will hit larger growers as there is more cash exchanging hands in this instance. And do please remember that the government by means of the scientific authority that rules and directs most EEC laws, now has a massive amount of new legislation to crack down on any new recreational drug. They are of course currently distinguishing between personal use and people who produce/prepare the drugs for others on a more commercialised basis. Well organised health-fascists who manage the NHS and influential pharmaceutical naturally quangos don’t want people self-administering themselves with consciousness – altering drugs mainly because the anxiety marketplace is incredibly lucrative for them and brings in massive profits. Read more on this here. http://saff.nfshost.com/healing.htm CRIME CREATED BY BANNING WEED The inadvertent crime factor that allegedly goes with ‘commercial’ growing is very much an own goal created by the prohibitionists. Do we see massive crime inroads with legally produced alcohol? No of course not, yet when booze was made illegal, say during the roaring 20s of American, crime was rife. Does the name of Al Capone sound familiar? EVEN POLICE KNOW THAT THE UNWORKABLE WEED BAN IS MAKING THE PROBLEMS. The prohibition aspect of cannabis is what creates serious problems, plus massive wastage of police resources. This fact was recently indicated via a police statement following a Southport house raid. A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “Cannabis cultivation by criminal gangs can cause serious harm in our communities. Criminal groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis are usually involved in other serious organised crime and they often rent residential properties such as this.” http://www.otsnews.co.uk/update-cannabis-farm-worth-432000-uncovered-in-the-basement-of-a-southport-property/ Therefore, if this amazing medical herb was made legal the criminal aspect would NOT be an issue. The fools who are banning weed are bringing in the bloody crime wave themselves right on our heads. It’s not really rocket science is it? You ban something and so you make it a hornet’s nest of crime – legalise it and the threat goes away. Recent ‘scientific’ propaganda about marijuana has insisted that long-term use causes paranoia. Such claims have been strongly challenged and recently contradicted as being bogus by some researchers. 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 U.S. scientists found marijuana regulates both anxiety and the body’s fight-or-flight response. They state their findings provide credibility to the claims of some users of the drug who believe it reduces their anxiety levels. This finding contradicts previous research which has linked the drug to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Researchers at Vanderbilt University, in Tennessee, discovered there are receptors through which marijuana can exert its effects in a key emotional hub in the brain. More evidence now surfacing on stress relieving qualities linked to cannabis … As an alternative, medical cannabis is a highly effective anxiety-relieving agent, has minimal associated side effects, and many patients report that it works much better for their anxiety conditions than prescription drugs. The first known reference to the use of cannabis for the relief of anxiety dates back to 1500 BC in India. In more modern times, an 1860 Report of the Ohio State Medical Committee on Cannabis indica stated: “As a calmative and hypnotic, in all forms of nervous inquietude and cerebral excitement, it will be found an invaluable agent, as it produces none of those functional derangements or sequences that render many of the more customary remedies objectionable.” Scientists now understand that a cannabinoid molecule known as cannabidiol, or CBD, is responsible for many of cannabis’ anxiety-relieving effects. CBD, like the more well-known cannabinoid THC, is one of over 100 such molecules found in the cannabis plant. CBD has been shown to act on natural receptors that are found in our nervous system known as CB1 receptors. Although they didn’t know why in 1860, the Ohio State Medical Committee noted that Indica strains of cannabis are most effective in treating anxiety. This is because Indica strains contain higher levels of CBD than Sativa strains. It is important to remember that there are many ways to use cannabis as alternatives to smoking. These include vaporization, tinctures, edible products, topical applications, teas, and raw plant extracts. Source: http://www.medicann.com/anxiety/ See also: Marijuana Natural Plant Cures Cancer! Legalize Cannabis! BBC Horizon: UK Medicinal Pharma Hypocrisy. Prescription drugs 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. Lester Grinspoon on medical marijuana… Marijuana truth or financial – driven propaganda? Why Marijuana is still illegal… “A blessing that we are eventually going to recognise” “I had been brainwashed like just about every other citizen in this country” Dr. Lester Grinspoon speaking on the benefits of medical marijuana BUT WE TRUST THE ‘EXPERTS’ – DON’T WE? The number of deaths associated with prescription drugs used to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia are increasing at a “frightening” rate, a coroner has told attendees at a medical conference in Melbourne. Prescription drugs were involved in 82% of the 384 overdose deaths investigated by the Victorian coroner’s court in 2014, Audrey Jamieson told the International Medicine in Addiction conference on Saturday. http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/21/prescription-drugs-involved-in-82-of-overdose-deaths-victoria-coroner-says However, if you are an insecure type of person and feel ‘safer’ in the hands of the Nanny State, then that is your choice. The thing is – are you content to live in a state of private repression, via controversial official sanctions or do you value your personal liberty? Dr Sanjay Gupta Admits Being Wrong About Medical Marijuana – Americans… ‘Terribly Misled’ CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, apologised 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/ The battle for and against legalisation will of course rage on, yet I reiterate that we are all adults and should be left to decide what we eat, drink and consume after making informed decisions, without any biased official interference. It’s basically what we call FREEDOM. This is a concept that our ancestors had fought for and at times died for in detestable wars to preserve. Making nature illegal is the realm of the fool! The anti-freedom fascists will be trying to ban the use of rubbing dock leaves on nettle stings next, if we don’t watch out. 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. Time perhaps that the old outmoded school of blind bigoted prohibition in grey suits woke up and smelled the coffee shop! 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/ Latest (well it was a little while ago) 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 Nothing new under the Sun – an ancient medicine that many cultures used wisely. 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