Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister called on MPs to legalise cannabis in the UK, however, his attempts were thwarted by Tory MPs.
MPs voted 66 to 52 against his Ten-Minute Rule Bill, which proposed to legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis” and to “provide for the regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis”.
A “ten-minute rule bill” enables British lawmakers to conduct a brief debate before deciding whether to allow the proposal to carry on to the next stage of the legislative process.
Mr Lamb argued that “‘tens of thousands of young people are being criminalised for doing something that many people in government have done at some stage in their lives.”
It is well known that former Prime Minister, David Cameron, was suspended from exclusive Public School, Eton, when he was a teenager, as well as a number of other MPs from all parties and Bo Jo has been known to like a line or two.
Mr Lamb outlined the current ‘postcode lottery’ of policing and highlighted the ‘dreadful hypocrisy’ of alcohol being legal, taxed and widely enjoyed by MPs in Westminster.
He said: “Isn’t there a dreadful hypocrisy that we allow our drug of choice whilst criminalising people who use another, less dangerous drug – many for the relief of pain.
“My Bill offers a more rational alternative to this mess, with strict regulation of the growing sale and marketing of cannabis – we can at last start to protect children and teenagers.
“We can start to take some of the violence and intimidation off our streets and restore order in our poorest communities, and we can free up police time to focus on serious crime.
‘This is rational, evidence-based policy-making – it’s time for this country to act on the evidence and protect children and young people from harm.”
He added: “Patients who relied on medicinal cannabis for pain relief were still being denied the drug by GPs, who were willing to prescribe more dangerous and addictive painkillers such as Fentanyl.”
Sadly, this sensible proposal by the Liberal Democrat MP was voted down by the Conservatives, with a bible bashing evangelical Christian Tory MP opposing Norman Lamb’s Ten-Minute Rule Bill.
Stephen Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay in Cornwall, who once hit national newspapers in a ‘sex scandal’ after he was caught cheating on his wife, spouted the usual rubbish about cannabis being “dangerous” and “a gateway drug” proclaiming he wanted to continue the “war on drugs”.
We’ve got it wrong, get stoned and sleep with men!
He obviously forgot that God said in the Bible: “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
We here at Feed The Birds agree with Norman Lamb and want evidence-based drugs policies, but instead, our laws are formed by people who believe in fairytale nonsense and an invisible genocidal fictional war God.
Drugs policy should be for experts, not loonies who believe in talking snakes or representatives of a political party with dodgy connections to corporate Big Pharma cannabis.
Chris Bovey is a businessman, writer, artist, musician and practical joker. He lives in Devon with his partner, two children and cat. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter @_dr_dremp.
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