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Peter Reynolds

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Arrival After A 36 Year Journey.

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Today I have arrived at the destination I set out for in April 1983 when I first gave evidence on the use of cannabis as medicine to Parliament at the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into ‘Dangerous Drugs’.

Sajid Javid MP, the Home Secretary, has announced that from 1st November 2018, consultants will be able to prescribe cannabis on the NHS. This will include herbal cannabis produced to GMP standards by organisations such as Bedrocan and Tilray.

I am only one of thousands of people who worked on this campaign and I congratulate all those with whom I have shared this journey. In these 36 years there have been more than 22,000 scientific papers published demonstrating the safety and efficacy of cannabis for a wide range of medical conditions.  This is how long it’s taken to get policy changed in the UK in accordance with evidence.

It’s appropriate that it should fall to the son of a Pakistani immigrant finally to sweep aside the prejudice and wilful ignorance that has stood in the way.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

October 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Posted in Biography, Health, Politics

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  1. We exit the dark cave and into the light at long last! Well done guys!

    Stephen Brophy

    October 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm

  2. Reblogged this on roscia2010.

    roscia2010

    October 15, 2018 at 7:41 am

  3. I would say that we can now clearly see the light, but we are no where near the end of the tunnel or the point we emerge from the dark precincts of prohibition.
    There is still a shit load of stuff Babylon needs to work out as well as all those jumping on the emerging market bandwagon looking to get in on the ground floor and make a few dutty shekels.
    Sadly the transition out of prohibition will be a long and painful process, just like enduring prohibition.
    It aint over till the fat lady sings…

    Pete

    October 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm


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