Cannabis Campaign: Letter

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I think your campaign is a very positive effort and wish you all the best with it, but regarding your arguments concerning drug law change I must point you to the following facts. The United Kingdom (like about the rest of the planet) is bound to something called the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, and subsequent treaties. This restricts all application of the substances involved (including cannabis) to "medical" and "scientific". Now (especially for your efforts) it would possibly be best that we try to achieve an interpretation of the word "medical" as public health and not a removal of cannabis from the treaty.

I must point to the importance of this "wordgame" as, for example, your government can now simply say they can't decriminalise because of the treaty which allows no room for this.

Mario Lap

Drugtext Foundation

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