Who is going to grow the cannabis that people like Helen Kelly desperately need for pain relief?
We acknowledge the demand and turn a blind eye but will burn a million dollars in imprisoning a man who has fallen on hard times and has grown cannabis to feed his family.
Why will locking this man up in prison for 3 and a half years solve anything?
While there is much to celebrate about those who manage to leave the country and fly back in with prescription cannabis, this loop hole is open to those who can afford it and it ignores the continued criminalisation of those involved in growing it and those who can’t travel.
If we are serious about reform, then this judgemental spite has to be part of that reform.
We need a regulated market that begins with Cannabis clubs and clinics to avoid the huge retail problems that occurred with the synthetic drug market.
Continuing this punishment and war on drugs crap when we know it doesn’t bloody well work is embarrassing as a citizen. We are supposed to be adults and recognise the truth when it is staring us in the face.