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Letters, The Independent
Tuesday 28 Mar 2000
Sir, You report that Tony Blair may consider legalising medicinal cannabis if the trials currently being conducted on MS sufferers using cannabinoid extracts, are successful (March 24).
That would be the very least we should expect. The legalisation of cannabinoid extracts will leave it firmly in the hands of pharmaceutical companies, whilst people will probably still be banned from growing it themselves..
That would take us right back to 1970, when tincture of cannabis was prescribed by doctors. Claims that it was being used as a recreational drug contributed to its withdrawal and prohibition.
Since then, thousands of people in the UK have been taken through the courts on cannabis charges, including many sick people, some of whom have been sent to prison.
How many more young people will be given criminal records for an act that victimizes none?
What is the real crime?
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