By Des Humphrey
Hi there, thanks for dropping into the first NORML UK blog entry, it’s great you made it.
I’d like to tell you about my dream, as a ….year old Welsh Cannabis patient in Britain today…
Consuming cannabis to control my pain has stopped me having to use 23 different tablets to “try” and control the pain I suffer everyday.
Imagine waking up one morning to the news that growing and consuming cannabis is no longer a criminal act in the UK, and that the government had finally changed their policy to reflect a sensible attitude to Cannabis.
For someone like me and millions like me this would be a dream come true.
Being able to grow my own medical-grade cannabis would drastically change my life and the way I live it.
That’s right, Cannabis, Weed, Marijuana, Hemp…whatever you call it; it gives me a better quality of life.
Having a selection of different strains of herbal cannabis, hash and edible cannabis goods, and being able to choose between different types of cannabis i.e.: Sativa, Indica and cross breeds, would mean the difference between having muscle cramps and spasms and not having them at all.
Cannabis stops my muscle cramps from dominating my life and reduces the pain that comes with nerve damage that I suffered.
But it goes further than that … much further.
When the pains are reduced and my other aches and ailments have stopped, a smile comes to my face, and a different feeling occupies my body; the day becomes a totally different day all together.
To have the security of knowing that I would not be victimised for consuming cannabis would be a massive weight off my shoulders, but it won’t end there.
Not being criminalised will also open the door for me to gain employment, and I could contribute to the economy and create jobs, despite my choice of pain relief.
This dream is getting better every second I keep dreaming, a regulated Cannabis outlet for other cannabis consumers to come and sit in a calm and peaceful atmosphere being able to consume their herbal Cannabis and purchase tested and well-grown cannabis and a nice cup of tea.
Will this dream ever become reality?
Well one day it will, I’m sure of that. The tide is turning in Britain for Cannabis, the growing open debate is a sign of this..
Maybe you are a pain patient who is prescribed lots of different, legal “drugs” which leave you like a cabbage?
Are you curious about how Cannabis might be able to help you with pain relief, without the negative side effects of harmful prescription drugs?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about Medical Cannabis in Britain, and remember.
Cannabis is NORML in the United Kingdom, and I demand that the discrimination against Cananbis consumers in the UK be halted, and Uk laws be reformed to reflect the current tide of opinion.
If you missed the BBC Free Speech debate about the legalization of Cannabis (and other drugs) on BBC last Thursday 16th May, you can still watch it here.
You’ll see that the young people of our country have the right idea about Cannabis too.
How long is the UK government going to continue to criminalize me, and all our young people, who make the safer choice over alcohol?
I’d love to hear what you have to say.