An organiser said: "Many thousands of people in Britain are being denied treatment with a effective drug, not because of scientific or medical reasons, but because of bigotry, because the drug is called 'cannabis'. As a consequence it could be you who dies early, or who ends up in a wheel chair unnecessarily, or who suffers pain that can't be treated by other drugs without terrible side effects. Or it could be your Mum or Dad, a child or your grandparents. That is why legalising medical cannabis now is a family issue. Meanwhile the only people who benefit from the continued prohibition of medical cannabis are the companies who supply drugs that don't work as well as cannabis - and funeral directors."
A Petition will be delivered to Downing St at 1pm by a group which includes a Grandmother who self-medicates by adding cannabis to her food (Cannabis Grandma), an MS sufferer, the founder of a clinic dispensing cannabis-based creams and tinctures, an organic medical cannabis grower and a human-rights lawyer.
There will be a Press Conference and Lobby of MP's inside the House of Commons ( 3pm tbc), and a simultaneous Demonstration outside on Parliament Square from 10am to 5pm. Thanks to support from MP's, a meeting room will be available inside Parliament, more information soon.
Organised by members of the 'Cannabis Trust' - more information @ 'News of The Weed' ( http://www.newsoftheweed.com). Daily up dates from now on.
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