Home Affairs Committee - Drugs: Breaking the CycleWritten evidence submitted by Amy Ratter (DP059)

I petition the government to remove all legislation surrounding the cannabis plant. It is a natural herb with literally thousands of uses from medicinal to manufacturing, food to fabric. The only reason it has ever been banned is down to vested interests of a few very rich and influential people but they have no right to make nature illegal. All the research done on the plant has failed to find a single case of cannabis being lethal, unlike alcohol, pharmaceuticals, or even coffee. So stop playing the nanny state on us and get it off the banned substance list. There is absolutely NO justification for it to remain illegal unless you count the profiteering of unscrupulous men who would gain from another suffering. The Netherlands are doing well on their cannabis policy so add that to the many other FACTS that back up the legalisation of this herb.

January 2012

Prepared 8th December 2012