By Chris Bovey
NORML UK are not political, we are not a political party; we are a Pressure Group.
The whole point of a Pressure Group is to lobby and put pressure on our elected representatives to change the law.
We want our laws on cannabis changed; we have already won the arguments, opinion polls suggest we have won public opinion, now we need to change the minds of those who are actually in a position to change these unfair and unjust laws, i.e., our MPs
When Members of Parliament start to get sack loads of letters in their post box about any issue, they are more likely to take note. That’s why NORML UK is urging all cannabis consumers in the UK to write to their MPs asking them to support changing the law.
It is estimated there are about 6 million cannabis consumers in the UK, if we can get a fraction of them to start writing to our elected representative then there will be a greater chance we can get them to listen.
Some of you will get bog standard responses regurgitating the same of failed arguments of prohibition from the Home Office. For others, you might be pleasantly surprised.
You don’t need to write an essay, just a short polite letter saying you support reforming Britain’s cannabis laws and asking what their position is. If you are a medicinal user then explain what your condition is and how cannabis helps you as a medicine.
Let’s get our MP postbags full up with letters calling for an end to the prohibition of cannabis. Make sure they get the message that there are a lot of cannabis consumers in the UK and we will not vote for any candidate that supports prohibition of cannabis.
If you do not know who your MP is then you can find out easily on this web site www.writetothem.com - you can even write your letter using this site and it will fax it to them on your behalf.
Please let NORML UK know how your MP responds, so we can make sure all our supporters are aware which MPs support prohibition of cannabis and therefore not to vote for them.
Britain’s 6 million cannabis consumers, or indeed anybody who supports evidence based policy, need to send a message to our MPs and send it loud – WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR PROHIBITIONISTS!