Has the UK softened its attitude to medical cannabis users?
It would appear so.
CLEAR UK have been interpreting new sentencing guidelines released by the government that come into action on 27 February 2011.
For growing less than 9 plants, where there is a medical condition sentences are recommended from a discharge to a ‘medium level community order’. Not prison.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Read the article here – it’s also worth reading the comments.
Thanks to CLEAR for pointing this out.
Release have also written up their interpretation.
And the IDMU has a piece with intelligent comment.