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Should dope be legal?

Thursday 18th September / posted by Chris Wheeldon

WA's Uniting Church thinks so.

So does the WA, Victorian and New South Wales state governments, who have all come out at the weekend in support of legalising marijuana for medical uses.

Following a synod meeting, the Uniting Church and, later, WA's Health Minister Kim Hames announced their support in legalising the drug, in what's been called a back flip for the state government who previously maintained that legalising pot would send the wrong message to the community and young people.

And we can add the Prime Minister to the list as well; Tony Abbott says he has no problem with the medical use of cannabis.

Merran Reed caught up with WA's Uniting Church Acting General Secretary, Rosemary Hudson Miller, to find out why the Church supports medical marijuana and what was discussed at the meeting…

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