SNP urged to back calls for legalisation of cannabis by prescription

SNP urged to back calls for legalisation of cannabis by prescription
 

SNP members will this week be urged to back the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use.
The party will vote at their autumn conference in Glasgow on whether the Class B drug should be ­available by prescription on the NHS.
The motion is being raised by the Ayr North branch of the party.
First Minister Nicola ­Sturgeon said in May: “Cannabis is not a ­harmless substance. I am not in favour of general decriminalisation but I do think there is a specific case for medicinal use.”
Health policy is controlled by Holyrood but the ­criminalisation of drugs is overseen by Westminster, so any... read more

 
9 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 43
Source: Daily Record
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