UK: DVLA mistakenly threatens to revoke legal cannabis user’s driving licence

UK: DVLA mistakenly threatens to revoke legal cannabis user’s driving licence
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The Norwich Evening News A legal cannabis user said he was “caught off guard” after unexpectedly receiving a letter asking him for proof of his medical condition. Ryan Specter, of Wilson Place in Poringland, is a UK registered medicinal cannabis patient which he uses to help with his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 27-year-old was sent a letter at the end of last week from the government Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) enquiring into his fitness to drive. Mr Specter was asked to submit completed forms with proof of his medical condition within 14 days or his provisional driving licence would be revoked. Ryan Specter’s vaporiser device and medicinal cannabis – Credit: Contributed The DVLA has said it will be contacting Mr Specter to apologise for the letter. Mr Specter is prescribed Adven Flos19 by London-based private pharmacist provider Sapphire Medical Clinics. The legal cannabis user said: “A cannabis naïve patient who may not be aware of this and is pulled over by police will not know how to handle that situation. Ryan Specter who lives in Poringland – Credit: Contributed “They could end up in court or with a fine when they could have otherwise contested it by arguing their reason for using it.” Source: https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/health/police-crackdown-on-legal-cannabis-hits-ryan-specter-9011078?mc_cid=4f96eccf6d

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