Scottish Parliament Member Submits Motion

Scottish Parliament Member Submits Motion
Posted by FoM on September 04, 1999 at 09:42:40 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Sept. 2, 1999, Scotland: A member of the Scottish Parliament has submitted a motion that calls for a panel of experts and citizens to examine cannabis legalization.
  Eleven additional members of Scottish Parliament are needed to support the motion before the first debates would begin.  "The time is right for the issue to be debated," said Margo MacDonald, the parliament member who initiated the motion. "It's nothing to do with political parties, and I hope it will be discussed before Christmas."  MacDonald is a former member of the Scotland Against Drugs organization but said she left after the group passed up the chance to change things when the Church of Scotland's social committee suggested a Royal Commission on the issue of cannabis.   "This is hopefully another promising step in the succession of cannabis decriminalization in Europe," said Scott Colvin, Publications Director of NORML.  For more information, please contact Scott Colvin, Publications Director of NORML at (202) 483-5500. Marijuana Legalization Effort Grows In Pacific NW-8/27/99
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