Last Saturday (19th March) saw the first pro-cannabis demonstration in Omagh, County Tyrone. Prominent at the demo was Barry Brown the leader of the pro-cannabis political Party in Northern Ireland called CISTA which stands for Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol.
The pro-cannabis lobby are calling for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis as a smokescreen for their actual demand i.e the legalisation of recreational cannabis.
There is no medical consensus on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and even if there was, cannabis should be kept in hospitals, in a locked cupboard within a locked cupboard and prescribed by a doctor for a specific medical condition. Keep it out of the community.
Cannabis is a class B drug and it is illegal and should never be legalised for recreational use.
My husband and I opposed the cannabis demo last Saturday but the newspapers have given the impression that I was a lone protestor. See photo at bottom of page of linked article to see a photo of our protest.