Medical cannabis sees Sajid take the tories in the right direction

Following the news that the Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients, Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute, says:

“The Home Secretary has delivered a sensible, evidence-based approach to medical cannabis. It’s not a moment too soon. Patients like Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley will soon be able to legally access life-changing medication from their GPs. This should be celebrated.

“The UK is finally tip-toeing towards a common-sense reform of drugs policy and momentum is building in the UK and beyond. Nine US states have already legalised, with Canada legalising recreational cannabis next week. We should now follow in their footsteps to protect young people from the drugs trade and take back control of the unregulated black market.”

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