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Cannabis Party states its case; UK BULLETINS.

VULNERABLE people are missing out on medical treatment due to governmental refusal to treat cannabis the same way as alcohol, a newcomer to election campaigning has claimed.

The Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol party (Cista) is calling for a Royal Commission to review current UK drug laws.

Its goal is to achieve the decriminalisation of cannabis and the establishment of a regulated industry for its supply.

The party, founded earlier this year by Paul Birch, the co-founder of social networking site Bebo, launched its Northern Ireland manifesto in Belfast last night.

It is fielding 32 candidates in the UK.

Its total of four in Northern Ireland was sufficient to secure it the right for a party-political broadcast, which will be shown on BBC One NI and UTV this week.

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Date:Apr 22, 2015
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