"A rational approach to an irrational law" – Pf David Nutt supports UKCSC on BBC World News

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Professor David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at the Impereal College London calls UK Cannabis Social Clubs “a rational approach to an irrational law” and asserts “cannabis should never have been made illegal in the first place” during an interview on BBC World Wide on November 20th 2013. 

London Cannabis Club who have recieved several pieces of media attention over the last months with an article in The Guardian, a mention in Vice and radio interviews drew the attention of BBC World News.

 

“Cannabis connoisseurs is how they like to see themselves” is not something you are likely to be hearing on the BBC mainstream news any time soon but Professor David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at the Impereal College London calls UK Cannabis Social Clubs “a rational approach to an irrational law” and asserts “cannabis should never have been made illegal in the first place” when asked what he has to make of the socail movement emerging in the cannabis culture of the UK.

Ian Oliver, UN correspondant provides a very weak argument that he doesnt realise is completely unscientifically based – while using the word medicine and science to someone that has spent their full adult career specialising in it. He claims that there is no medicinal benefit to cannabis, “even if you propse that there is a medicinal benefit, and certainly there is in terms of extracts taken from cannabis, there is absolutely none and no medical organisation in the world would advocate and sanction the smoking cannabis in some way in which medicnal effects be gained”.

So in short, cannabis isn’t a medicine – it has extracts that are, but there aren’t any medical effects to cannabis. This is questionable logic and I’m not sure what degree one needs to think this way but it will land you a job in the UN as a drugs correspondant. Ian Oliver may also like to know that Israel are regulation cannabis as a medicine – and do sanction the smoking of it because inhaling the essential oils and active cannabinoids within the smoke gets it into your bloodstream via the lungs – if it didn’t people wouldn’t smoke it! We advise that In Oliver and his department do some research into smoking and international medical marijuana programs.

Oliver also argues that children need to be protected from cannabis as their minds have not yet fully developed – we completely agree, which is why we want to impose regulation to stop the dealers and the drug pushers from exploiting youths for cash and not giving their safety any thought.

Pf Nutt also chair of the Independant Scientific Committee on Drugs is famous for claiming that ecstasy was safer than horse riding which cost him his job. He and his team of scientists and doctors at the Home Offices ACMD produced a scale of harm and made it apparent that cannabis was safer than both alcohol and tobacco. Here is his recent appearence on Newsnight.

When asked if he was in favor of decriminalising cannabis and ecstasy he replied, “Any drug that is less harmful than alcohol, which is most drugs, should be decriminalised”.

He also stated, “alcohol is the leading cause of death of men between the ages of 16 and 54 and minimum price of alcohol will lower that 10 per cent.”

When giving evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee when drugs policy was being reviewd Pf Nutt stated that 20 per cent of people would switch to cannabis from alcohol if it were legal and regualted and they only use alcohol instead because they would not get criminalised for doing so.

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  1. The question the Home Office will not answer over medical cannabis is set out below , the HO make a commitment to answer all inquiries within 20 working days at 60 working day later still no answer!

    To Whom It may concern;

    I am trying to
    work out where cannabis exist in the Misuse of Drugs act .

    As I understand
    it prior to cannabis (resin and herbal) being down graded to Class C;
    derivatives of Cannabis such as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)
    were class A drugs of little or no medical value and had potential for harm and
    abuse. I am unsure where they were classified at this point but I believe they
    were classified as a class b drug when cannabis herb and resin were returned to
    class B is this correct?

    Could you also
    provide information as to where Sativex or its contents (whole plant extract of
    cannabis including THC&CBD) is to be scheduled as I believe this is going to
    be placed in schedule 4 As a ‘Medicine’ of ‘little or no known risk of abuse or
    harm’?

    As I am sure you
    appreciate I am a little confused over how cannabis in its raw form is a dangerous and highly ‘toxic’ class B
    drug of no medical value as are its extract, yet can become a medicine of little
    or no known risk of abuse and harm. It would ridiculous to try to argue that by
    adding two forms of alcohol (substances with a known risk of abuse and harm) to
    these extracts of a class B drug metamorphosis’s them into a “medicine” of
    little or no known risk of harm or abuse” suitable for listing under schedule 4;
    unless it’s the Peppermint that nullifies the risks posed by all the other
    ingredients and is responsible for their conversion of course?

    Unless Cannabis
    has taken on quantum properties it can not exist in more than one
    state.

    Earl Howe has
    confirmed that there is essentially no difference in the cannabis contained in
    Sativex and natural uncontaminated herbal cannabis. Both are cannabis, and
    cannabis is confirmed as the only ingredient of any medicinal value in the
    “Medicine” Sativex.

    Would some
    please explain this anomaly as at the moment I am finding it very confusing!

    Try asking your own MP and they will not answer either, just like mine wouldn’t when I also wrote to her!

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