Pubdate: Fri, 12 May 2000
Source: The Romsey Advertiser
Copyright: 2000 Hampshire Chronicle Group
Contact:  21A Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8NA



Following the recent by-election, I would like to take the opportunity
to congratulate Mrs Sandra Gidley on her well-earned victory and to
wish her all the best in her new career.  The voters of Romsey have
chosen the best candidate to succeed Michael Colvin in representing
their needs and concerns.

I would like to thank the other candidates for conducting a fair
contest and would also like to offer a big thank you to all of the
election organisers and assistants, whose help and support has been
invaluable in easing this "election novice" through such a daunting

Lastly, but not least, I'd like to thank all 417 electors who put
aside other political concerns to vote for the Legalise Cannabis
Alliance.  People who recognise the real damage that the present
cannabis laws are causing to our society and demand a change.

During campaigning we met many others, who were appalled that ill
people were still being prosecuted for using natural cannabis.  To
this end, I urge Mrs Gidley to demonstrate her compassion and support
the following Early Day Motions.

EDM 3, MEDICINAL CANNABIS 17.11.99  Flynn/Paul that supports the
simple change in the law recommended by the House of Lords Select
Committee on Science to allow a limited number of doctors to prescribe
cannabis to named patients in the same way that millions of other
prescriptions are now dispensed.

EDM 557, THERAPEUTIC USE OF CANNABIS 22.03.00 Mitchell/Austin, calling
in the meantime, to prevent the law being brought into disrepute, that
the police be instructed not to prosecute ill people who grow or
purchase cannabis for their own exclusive use with the written support
of their doctor.

Yours etc

Derrick Large
Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Kings Somborne
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