Rescheduling weed puts more money in the pockets of the May family
By Richard Shrubb
This week’s news that cannabis should be rescheduled to Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act may have cheered a few people who didn’t quite understand what’s going on. One place that the Krug corks are popping will be 10 Downing Street as Philip and Theresa May celebrate having even more money they couldn’t spend if they tried.
The child murdering hypocrites of Downing Street stands to benefit from cannabis being made ever just slightly more legal. Being a virtual monopoly, and it still being illegal to buy without prescription in the UK, not many people other than Philip, Theresa and their buddies will win from this.
GW Pharmaceuticals are an anomaly that might only be properly explained if you are in the right Masonic Lodge. Under Schedule 1 of the UK Misuse of Drugs Act, cannabis has supposedly no medicinal purpose whatsoever.
However, GW Pharma was able to get under the radar by applying for a license to grow it and produce medical cannabis anyway. A Freedom of Information Act request clarified just how – in the government’s response it said, “Cannabis is designated under section 7(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and is placed under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (as amended)). Designation allows for the production, possession and supply of such drugs for the purposes of “research or other special purpose” only, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that it is in the public interest so to do.”
Yes, it seems that ‘Special Purposes’ included medical research proving that cannabis has, in fact, certain medicinal qualities, making a medicine from it that can only be got on private prescription, and flogging up to 2 tonnes of the stuff abroad every year (while processing around 93 tonnes of weed in the UK), making the UK the biggest world exporter of cannabis. Oh, but this stuff is just a drug of abuse!
ACMD calls for rescheduling
The last time the supposedly independent Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said that weed should be rescheduled, its then head Prof David Nutt was shat on from a great height and fired. In the last month, in the face of the government putting a young child’s life at extreme risk and possibly being legitimately called child murderers, the ‘independent’ ACMD was this time allowed to talk sense without having its head shot off.
According to the Telegraph, “ACMD chairman Dr Owen Bowden-Jones said: “We have completed the first part of our review for rapid advice into the scheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products. We recommend that cannabis-derived medicinal products of the appropriate standard be moved out of Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.This means that medical practitioners would be able to prescribe such medications to patients with certain medical conditions. At present, cannabis-derived products can vary greatly in their composition, effectiveness and level of impurity.”
The statement continued, “Though we agree with the Chief Medical Officer for England that there is now evidence of therapeutic benefit for some cannabis-derived products in some medical conditions, we are also recommending that urgent clinical trials be carried out to better improve our understanding of these products.”
As a cannabis writer, I have become aware of certain UK cannabis investment businesses that have a one-page website and basically just say their name and address. There’s money to be made in legal weed. The big fish usually are the ones to win big when political earthquakes hit in their favour.
In a previous blog Feed the Birds showed, “Theresa May’s husband Philip’s Capital Group is the largest investor in GW Pharmaceuticals, which mass produces it here.” It owns 22% of the company so this can’t be ignored…” We added, “Drugs minister Victoria Atkins is married to the Managing Director of British Sugar, which has a 45-acre cannabis grow for GW Pharmaceuticals’ new anti-epileptic drug Epidiolex”, and that my MP Oliver Letwin regularly takes bribes, er hum sorry, campaign donations from GW. The government is up to its armpits in weed and Theresa May may legitimately be called the biggest cannabis dealer in the country.
This is why the Krug corks will be flying in Downing Street – how we don’t hope one gives the withered old bitch a black eye! As to us plebs? We will only be able to get our hands on the pharmaceutically modified ‘medicines’ that the First Lord of the (drugs) Treasury will sell us.
Meanwhile, the little guy, selling perfectly safe CBD products, which is currently a booming business in the UK, sold online and in high street shops throughout Britain may well be put out of business to make way for the Tory monopoly of cannabis-derived products.
Richard is a marijuana, water sports and electric vehicles writer based in Dorchester, Dorset. Living in Prince Charles model housing estate, Poundbury, he is an avowed republican, community and Labour Party activist. Visit his website at www.richardshrubb.com for more about what he does.