British Lawmaker Urges Medical Marijuana Users to Smoke Up Outside Parliament – News

It’s a rare thing to see a politician urge citizens to break the law rather than follow it, but that very thing happened this week when a British politician urged medical marijuana users to smoke up in front of Parliament. At a House of Commons debate on drug policy, veteran Labour party MP Paul Flynn argued that proponents of medical marijuana should protest cannabis prohibition by holding a massive smoke-out.

“I would call on people, and I know we’re not supposed to do this as members, to break the law,” Flynn said. He urged marijuana advocates “to come here and use cannabis here and see what happens and challenge the Government, the authorities, to arrest them and take them in. That’s the only way we can get through the common mind of the Government, which is set in concrete and the whole laws are evidence-free and prejudice-rich – let’s see them do that.”

Flynn also told the House how he knowingly helped Elizabeth Brice, a multiple sclerosis patient and medical marijuana advocate, prepare a cup of cannabis tea on the steps of the House building before her death in 2011. “She came to this House and together, collaborating with her, we committed a terrible crime on…

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