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Article: (UK) Cannabis and the Law – No Evidence, No Crime? A ‘Seed our Future Campaign’ Report Oct 2020

The intention of this report is to provide the truth surrounding the history of cannabis prohibition, the ‘evidence of no evidence’ for the foundations of all cannabis laws, the potential consequences to all those involved in the continuation and enforcement of these laws and the potential consequences for everyone if these laws are allowed to continue.

Authored by: Guy Coxall, Trev Coleman and Steve Harrison

With contributions from:  Alun Buffry, Phil Monk and Mandy Tusz Edited by Victoria Lenormand

Introduction:

We are seeing a global shift in attitude towards cannabis as the original rhetoric, based on ideology and racism is superseded by science. In fact, it has become increasingly apparent that not only is cannabis relatively safe, it is essential to our health, our environment and our economy; it has been realised that in our present situation where health deteriorates, the toxic fossil fuel resources to which we are addicted are fast running out, our climate and environment is facing catastrophic emergency and we now face the biggest economic collapse in history; cannabis is not only our saviour, it was the prohibition of this plant which led to these atrocities all in the name of profit for shareholders and power for the very few.

We cannot, with any clear conscience, allow these crimes against humanity and the environment to continue and this is why ‘Seed our Future’ have implemented this strategy to compel, not only those with the power to make changes but to also inform the general public of the truth so we may unite as a collective consciousness to ensure our survival.

Now is the time for us to stand together and fight this ‘war on cannabis.

Table of Contents

Contents:
Summary

Section 1: Why Care About Cannabis?

1.1 Cannabis, A Brief History
1.2 Industrial Uses
1.3 Mitigating Climate Change and Soil Restoration 1.4 Medicinal Uses
1.5 Nutritional Uses

Section 2: Is Cannabis a Dangerous Narcotic?

2.1 History of Prohibition
2.2 1961 UN Drug Convention – Schedule 1 status 2.3 1971 MoDA Classification and Scale of Harm 2.4 Claims of Harm
2.5 Harms of Enforcement

Section 3: The Evidence that Cannabis is Safe.

3.1 Statistics – Let’s Put This in Perspective 3.2 Counter Evidence of Harm
3.3 The ‘War on Cannabis’ is a war on us 3.4 No Evidence, No Crime?

Section 4: Are Those Enforcing these laws the real criminals?

4.1 FOI’s prove lack of due diligence 4.2 Attestation
4.3 7 Pillars of public life
4.4 Human Rights
4.5 PACE Code
4.6 Other serious breaches

Section 5: Moving Forward.

  1. 5.1  Discretionary Decriminalisation by the Police
  2. 5.2  Misconduct in Public Office on a Grand Scale
  3. 5.3  De-schedule and Remove Cannabis from MoDA
  4. 5.4  ‘Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food’ –Cannabinoids, a new Classification and a Regulated Market
  5. 5.5  A ‘New Normal’ – Health, Environment and Economy

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