Home Affairs Committee - Drugs: Breaking the CycleWritten evidence from Anonymous (DP015)

I wanted to share my story with you so that whoever is on the receiving end of this email, no matter it one, two or a whole group, clearly see how cannabis has benefitted my life.

I have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, it caused many things in my life including the need to stop pursuing my profession as a cellist after years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Doctors have prescribed more painkillers, muscle relaxers etc, than I can even remember. But one single thing helps. Cannabis. I smoke without tobacco, without paper. It is not harmful to me in anyway thus far. I am sporty and active yet I am a criminal.

Please consider the medical benefits of Cannabis.

Thank you for your time.

January 2012

Prepared 8th December 2012