If anybody needs the wellbeing-inducing properties of marijuana right now, it is the party proposing to make it legal – the Green Party.

As far as the "year of delivery" goes, this week has apparently been allocated to the Green Party's bits of the support agreement.

First off the mark was the decision on the referendum to legalise cannabis.


Then came the Zero Carbon Bill, which pleased neither Greenpeace nor farmers and so is possibly a workable and pragmatic compromise that has a chance of getting somewhere.

The same could not be said of the so-called "binding" cannabis referendum.