MEDICAL CANNABIS LOBBY/DEMONSTRATION @ HOUSE OF PARLIMENT + PARLIAMENT SQUARE & 10 DOWNING ST, 24th May 2006, 10 am - 5pm.
A day of medical cannabis action is confirmed for Weds 24th May 2006 to raise awareness of the issues and injustices facing medical cannabis users, growers and their friends and relatives in the UK.
A Petition will be delivered to Downing St at 1pm by a group which includes a Grandmother who self-medicates by adding cannabis to her food (Cannabis Grandma), an MS sufferer, the founder of a clinic dispensing cannabis-based creams and tinctures, an organic medical cannabis grower, and a human-rights lawyer.
The organisers, the Cannabis Education Trust have also arranged a room inside the Parliament Building (Committee Room 18), where there will be a press conference at 3pm.
Campaigners are calling for the government to give GW Pharmaceuticals the go ahead to distribute Sativex in Britain, for the establishment of 'Medical Cannabis Clinics', and for the end of prosecutions of people using and growing cannabis for medical purposes.