by Scarlet Palmer on 15/02/2018 | Legal & Politics

Patients at Parliament Protest 2 – the Elizabeth Brice Bill

Reschedule cannabis UK Is medicinal cannabis on the verge of being made legal in the UK? Can you do anything to help? Make your voice heard at the second Patients at Parliament protest on February 23rd

What |Patients at Parliament 2 – the Elizabeth Brice Bill

When | 23/02/2018

Where |Old Palace Yard, Outside the Houses of Parliament, London, England


The first Patients at Parliament event took place in October 2017. What was truly activism, but in the form of a peaceful outdoor tea and cakes party, drew a great turn-out and plenty of well-deserved support from cannabis enthusiasts across the UK and around the world. The impetus for this was MP Paul Flynn, who has been a supporter of medicinal cannabis for more than three decades, putting forward a ten-minute rule bill for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis on prescription. At the same time, he called for medicinal cannabis users to assemble in an act of civil disobedience (a great tradition!) and consume cannabis outside the Houses of Parliament.

The bill passed its first reading without opposition, meaning that the second reading will now take place. Without the rescheduling of cannabis from Schedule 1 – where it is currently classed, as having no medicinal value! – the next step towards legal, accessible medicinal cannabis cannot be taken. The bill is now known as the Elizabeth Brice Bill, in memory of medicinal cannabis campaigner Elizabeth Brice.
Organisers the United Patients Alliance are hoping for an even bigger attendance for the next edition, held this February 23rd from 12:00 – 17:00 at the Old Palace Yard outside the Houses of Parliament.  If you are able to attend, please do! Details can be found on their Facebook page. If you are unable to attend, there are still steps you can take, which can also be found on both the Facebook event page and the UPA website. As always, Sensi Seeds will continue to report on the legal status of cannabis in the UK. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Mel Cabezas

I think general practice Doctors should be able to prescribe medical cannabis to patients who will benefit. The usual 'local chemists' will be able to fulfill said perscription and people will be able to trust their medicine will have huge benefits and less negative side effects than most pharmaceutical drugs.

15/02/2018

Barbara Grace

I feel that the medical profession should open their eyes. This cannabis was used in the 70's for the pain releif for arthritis and many other ailments. I want to know why it was stopped. It has a proven track record and yet the governments are all digging their heels in. What will it take to really help the sick? You would have fewer people using the NHS, so fewer problems there, doctors would not be so overloaded, so fewer problems there and lastly but not least you would have far happier patients.
Is it because the pharma companies are not making any money out of it and thereby no taxes can be collected for this med? Is it because government officials have no finger in the pie when it comes to the sales of this med? How much control does the governemnt really want out of all of this?

20/02/2018

Linda

The medical profession are happy to prescribe medication from pharmaceutical companies which have trrrible side effects worse than initial reason for prescription. The medication is becoming more toxic to the body and withdrawals Are noticeably wicked . Why can’t patients be given chance to take something more natural which does have more benefits ? That toxic pharmaceutical medication that’s earning companies billions and nhs can’t afford to prescribe to people due to costs ? Where is logic here

20/02/2018

Nathan

Please beg our slave masters for something that is an inherent Right..
Prohibition is a claim of ownership of the individual and their consciousness.
The only reason hemp cannabis is illegal is to keep a handful of wealthy people rich and in control.
Medicinal benefits are longer than a laundry list. Humans have an endocannabinood system and our Ill health coincides with this plant being taken away and replaced with pHARMacuticle garbage!
Hemp also threatens big cotton, oil, plastics, logging.
Hemp can save the world, but human (consciousness) slavery must change first.

22/02/2018

Julian

Please de criminalize this plant has been proven far more harmless , and all the reasons for it being made illegal in the first place are almost common knowledge these days!!
As always Cannabis was made illegal because it threatens so many big businesses the oil the paper it can be made into cloth its a very very exciting medicine
Cannabis is less harmful than sugar ,,, so my point is we should be able to utilise this plant and have a healthy planet
But unfourtuntley even though we have proven its a cure for Hundreds of illnesses our goverment says it has Zero medicinal benifit ,, are they really so stupid NO they dont want this Non toxic herb simply because it threatens there lifstlye
But I beg them please Free Cannabis I dont want to be a criminal

22/02/2018

THCTALKUK

scientists doctors police officers MPs a' class celebrities UFC fighters movie stars rappers Richard Branson there are too many mainstream activists for us to be silenced much longer I honestly truly believe the time is near for the UK for recreational and medicinal purposes. 20 years daily use no problem no side effects. free the weed lose the stigma

23/02/2018

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Old Palace Yard

Houses of Parliament

St. Margaret Street, SW1A 0AA London, United Kingdom

Old Palace Yard

Houses of Parliament

St. Margaret Street, SW1A 0AA London, United Kingdom

What |Patients at Parliament 2 – the Elizabeth Brice Bill

When | 23/02/2018

Where |Old Palace Yard, Outside the Houses of Parliament, London, England

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