Boris backs weed for pain relief
Smoke away for chronic pain
Senior Tory and candidate for London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed the legalisation of cannabis for chronic pain relief.
Asked for his view on medicinal cannabis, Johnson said: "I've thought about this a little bit but I haven't looked at all the evidence or talked to the police about it in the way I would in order to give more than an extempore answer. But I do think there is a case where cannabis is being used to alleviate severe and chronic pain that the law should be flexible."
The policy puts him at odds with the Tory Party, which is supporting Gordon Brown's push to increase penalties for possession of the drug. Brown seems likely to ignore the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - which recommended leaving cannabis as a Class C substance - and upgrade it back to Class B.
Johnson also told the Telegraph it had been a long, tough battle, and that no observers would expect Livingstone to "play by the Queensbury rules".
The Mayoral Elections are on 1 May. ®
Baaa... i hate Arse Licking Politico time
You do realise, with all the crap the tories and lib-dems are spouting off in this election.
They actually make ken look like a real good option. [he is resonably consistant and he has a good track record]
unlike the flakey wannabees buzzin about outside his offices, spouting off whatever comes into the minds of thier PR bunnies who are obviously off thier faces propping up some bar in a pub or strip-joint somewhere in central london - on full expenses.
(wonder if the Reg team have tripped over any of them recently in some dark seedy alley) ;p
mines the one with the badge.. [Bring back real Hard Labour] ((escpecialy for corrupt politians))
Yep I remembered that as soon as soon as I hit the submit button,
<Boris impression> oh oh oh oh oh dear </Boris impression>
See what I said about Boris' main merit, his cock ups are as apparent as the rest of us.
I'd never make an MP.
Here in the land of sense...
Here in the land of sense... Cannabis Flos (Bedrocan - 18% THC) is available for residents on prescription for those with chronic pain e.g. long term RSI.
Once prescibed then you can travel around most of the EU and the UK legally, with up to about 50 grams for up to thirty days at a time.
I love living in the Netherlands for it good sense, and the look on UK customs when you walk through and declare your Cannabis. Strangely you can only have pure weed though, no Sativex here yet, so I have to survive using just a Volcano vapouriser and Cannabis tea.
Why fight a system - leave and become legal again!