NORML UK´s Cannabis Hypocrisy Protest taking place on Wednesday 9th October 2013, commencing at midday.
The Assembly point for the demonstration will be in front of Jewel Tower (Abingdon Street) which is situated on the north side of College Green (or garden) as seen on the attached map,
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There is underground parking in Abingdon Street Car Park, directly beneath College Green.
The original patient from the Netherlands, who had arranged the appropriate documentation to bring his prescribed Bedrocan BV to the UK, found out a few weeks ago that he was required to attend a meeting in Paris, taking place at the same time as the demonstration in London. Whilst this was an obvious disappointment it appeared a solution had been found in willing volunteer Peter Lunk, whom the original patient found as a replacement for the demonstration.
Unfortunately, Mr. Lunk was unable to complete all the necessary paperwork in time to travel to the UK legally with his Bedrocan BV prescription on this occasion. This was down to timescales involved, and the agency in The Netherlands not advising of certain requirements necessary to complete the documentation. However Peter has agreed to pursue the necessary paperwork and we will be carrying out the full stunt as planned as soon as we are aware all documentation has been completed.
A last minute development means that we will have a Bedrocan patient attending the demonstration who has the necessary documentation available.
Speakers will include Stuart Harper who will be joining Clark French and Greg De Hoedt, all of whom are members of, and work within both NORML UK and the UK Cannabis Social Club network, and all are UK medical cannabis patients who are denied legal access to the cannabis plant.
Supporters please bring your own placards displaying your own private statement about how cannabis law hypocrisy affects you.
Medical cannabis patients who have either legal or illegal access in the UK to any cannabis based medicines are welcome to share their story either via a written blog or on the day of the protest. There will be several film crews and photographers attending the event, so your contribution with be recorded and shared widely to help with public eduction. If you would be interested in participating please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of your story*
NORML UK would like to remind all event supporters that cannabis possession remains illegal in the UK, unless supported by the required official documentation.
The following information is provided to help you.
Your rights as a demonstrator
Your rights if you are busted
Your rights with regards to sniffer dogs
*In order to maintain a certain standard within our blogs NORML UK reserves the right to edit any submissions to make them suitable for publication.