DCS backs Paul Flynn's Campaign

DCS backs Paul Flynn's Campaign


DSC supports Paul Flynn in his campaign to legalise cannabis.

An MP has urged people to "break the law" and use cannabis in Parliament in a drastic bid to change the law.

Labour veteran Paul Flynn demanded direct action to allow the drug for medicinal use - telling how he himself helped someone use it on the highly-guarded Westminster estate.

"That’s the only way it’ll get through the common mind of the government which is set in concrete and the whole law is evidence-free and prejudice-rich."

Our response to the press report:

Paul Flynn is trying to develop the debate on legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use.

His comments are not a "reactionary attitude", he receives cross party support for his views.

The Government has an uncoordinated approach and contradict themselves by criminalising Cannabis and stating that:

"Cannabis is controlled as a Class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and, in its raw form, currently has no recognised medicinal benefits in the UK. It is therefore listed as a Schedule 1 drug under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001."

The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions”.

The Home Office's assessment is that cannabis “can unquestionably cause harm to individuals and society”. 

It's time for the lawmakers, health professionals and Home Office to start working together and act on fact based evidence.

Keep up the good work Paul!

Labour MP Paul Flynn calls for "civil disobedience" over UK drug laws