Article by Douglas Patient, Daily Star
The Scottish National Party backed a motion to decriminalise the drugs for medical use.
At the party’s national conference in Glasgow, members urged the British Government to let Scotland legalise it.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer Laura Brennan-Whitefield told the conference it was “common sense”.
She said: “What I’m advocating is a progressive and reasonable, compassionate society where you can access pain relief.
“It has become very clear to me over these last nine years that many people living with MS have been using cannabis to help with the symptoms of that condition, in fact it’s one of the worst kept secrets at the hospital.
“All of these people risk a criminal record, unlike in Australia, Chile, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Romania and some US states.
“We as a developed western nation are fast becoming behind the times, we are the odd ones out.”