What a wonderful email to receive. I’m just on my way out and will answer the questions later but rest assured I am all for making cannabis both medical and recreational more widely available. I was an Inspector in Brixton for the last 10 years of my police service and the policies towards cannabis have resulted in many young Jamaican men being criminalised for engaging in an activity which is largely cultural for Jamaicans. I would advocate that these ‘convictions’ should be expunged. Also I don’t like the fact that what for many is a sacred plant is demonised in the way that is has been over the years. I truly believe Cannabis to be a medicine for both the body and the spirit.