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Date published: 2007/01/21

The BBC says:

Conservative leader David Cameron says he would be "relaxed" about legalising cannabis for medicinal use if there were evidence of its health benefits.

In response to a question posted on his internet site, he said he would be "guided by the science and evidence".

Mr Cameron said he opposed making cannabis legal but added: "If it could be proved there was a real medicinal benefit I would be relaxed by that."

Mr Cameron made clear he did not favour legalising the drug's recreational use.

At least the first part is sensible, it is ridiculous that cannabis cannot be used for medicinal reasons. (Of course Cameron smoked cannabis recreationally when he was younger, but funnily enough thinks others should be criminalised for doing so.)

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