A drug-dealing grandmother is taking her fight to legalise cannabis to Downing Street today.
Patricia Tabram is hoping to meet Prime Minister Tony Blair to give him a letter she has written asking for cannabis to be legalised on medical grounds.
In her lengthy letter to Mr Blair, the 66-year-old, from Humshaugh, near Hexham, Northumberland, claims commercially-produced medicines are more harmful than cannabis.
She also claims that her dependence on the NHS has lessened since she started taking the Class C drug.
She maintains that she laces her food with the illegal herb because prescription medicines make her ill and cannabis does not.
“With cannabis I get rid of the pain but have none of the side-effects.”
She prides herself on her homemade herbal cookies, casseroles and soups, and became one of the most unlikely drug dealers.
Mrs Tabram has cooked up treats laced with the drug for neighbours and friends in her village after being introduced to cannabis.