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National Green Day UK - Sept 28th - in the parks

Legalise Cannabis Alliance | 23.08.2008 09:58 | Culture | Free Spaces | Repression | South Coast

Cannabis Campaigners from around the UK will gather in parks to draw attention to 80 years of unjust, unsound and ineffective cannabis prohibition, on Sunday Sept 28th.

The Legalise Cannabis Alliance is calling for campaigners and
supporters to wear something green and go to their local parks on Sunday
September 28th at 1PM - to acknowledge and bemoan the 80th year of
cannabis prohibition in the UK.

Ed Hayes, a spokesperson for the group said: "Although we are hoping
that people will have an afternoon of fun on the grass and have a chance
to meet each other and make friends - the day is not one to celebrate at

"80 years of the ban on cannabis since the Dangerous Drugs Act, through
the Misuse of Drugs Acts - blindly following International and often
USA-led policies and treaties, to the present-day arguments over
classification, prohibition has proved to be an unmitigated disaster for
the people.

"Not only has it failed to reduce the harm from cannabis misuse, or
illegal drug use generally, it has increased it.

"The laws punish the very people who they are meant to protect - those
who use cannabis to their own benefit and do no harm to others. It
punishes harshly those who choose to grow their own for themselves and
drives them to often unscrupulous and criminal drug dealers where
contaminated cannabis is often sold alongside other drugs, at high
prices, with all the profits going to the dealers."

Dilys Wood who is based in Stoke-on-Trent and a spokesperson for the LCA
said: "Millions of decent UK citizens use cannabis medicinally or
recreationally with no adverse effect to themselves or to society at

"Their rights have been ignored by successive governments for far too
long and the current incumbents are about to make matters worse by
reclassifying to Class B. We the people need to start making a stand and
making our voices heard.

"National Green day is a fun way of showing support for cannabis
legalisation. The list of parks is growing quickly and can be found on
our forum and web pages."

The list of parks is growing quickly and can be found on our busy forum.*



contact Ed Hayes: 01603 442215

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