Hi Guy Thank you for your e-mail As you are aware the Lib Dems support the legalization of cannabis subject to certain safeguards re quantity and strength. I support the medicinal use of cannabis and the problem seems to be the NHS supporting it especially for stress relief etc. I am a former police officer and a lot of cannabis enforcement with users was a result of a complaint from a member of the public. Re smoking clubs this clearly a matter for Parliament and I would image difficult to bring in with no doubt echoes of opium dens as a comparison. As you know anything which impairs a persons ability to drive safely from bad eyesight extreme old age through to drink and drugs has to be taken seriously. Whether Parliament would legalise cannabis is another matter, the revenue collected could be put to treatment for those addicted to harder drugs.