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Canberra becomes the first Australian Territory to legalise cannabis

By Chris Bovey The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has passed a bill legalising possessing and growing cannabis for personal use in Canberra. The new law, due to come into force next year on 31st January 2020, will allow people aged…
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Facebook restricting organic reach of pro-EU pages

By Chris Bovey Facebook has become an instrumental part of people’s lives for sharing and disseminating information. Newsfeeds will show you a mixture of paid-for sponsored ads together with posts from friends, groups you have joined…
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Coffeeshop entrepreneur, Nol van Schaik, passes away

By Chris Bovey Coffeeshop entrepreneur and cannabis activist, Nol van Schaik, unexpectedly passed away in Spain last weekend at the age of 65. Nol was a larger than life character who ran a number of certified coffeeshops in Haarlem under…
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Study shows teen pot usage has gone down in states that have legalised.

By Chris Bovey Cannabis legalisation in the USA does not appear to increase teen usage and may have the opposite effect, a new US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data on substance use collected from 1.4 million adolescents…
Green Pride Brighton cannabis protest with Brighton Cannabis Club, Feed The Birds and NORML UK.
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Brighton Green Pride – the biggest cannabis protestival in the UK

By Chris Bovey Preparations are underway for the annual Green Pride Protestival, one of the UK's largest cannabis protests and is organised by Brighton Cannabis Club.   It will take place on July 20th 2019 and organisers are hoping the…
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Illinois is the 11th State to legalise recreational cannabis

By Chris Bovey Illinois has become the 11th US state to legalise the recreational consumption and sale of cannabis. Democratic Governor Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law fulfilling a campaign promise he made last year before his…
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The Great British CBD Scam

By Martin Black What we find is that although cannabis oil is illegal as it contains the psychoactive THC, that industrial hemp and oil products made from hemp are not illegal, as their THC content is minute. While a gram of cannabis sells…
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Out of State Medical Marijuana Cards – What You Need to Know

By Michael Jacobs As of 2019, twenty-three states currently have medical marijuana laws, allowing patients to access the helpful plant to treat their illnesses. A further ten states have legalised marijuana recreationally, opening use up…
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420: a time of peaceful protest and fun

By Chris Bovey It’s that time of year again, the big 420 protests that fall on the 20th April every year. Thousands have turned up at London’s Hyde Park, more than usual because of the nice weather and it’s fallen on a Saturday during…
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Facebook says standing up to racist bullies is 'hate speech'

By Chris Bovey Whether we like it or not Facebook is an integral part of many people’s lives to share information and to communicate with each other. I’m sure many of you will have fallen foul of Facebook’s ban hammer for sharing…
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Brexit football hooligans shame UK at German festival

By Nic Dro Here we are in the midst of Germany’s annual carnival season. I live in a part of Germany that is one of the strongholds of all carnival festivities: the Rhineland. This weekend you will not only meet people in all kinds…
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Dorne votes to leave Westeros in historic vote

By Chris Bovey Dorne has voted to leave the Seven Kingdoms by 52% to 48%. Leave won the majority of votes in Dorne in an historic referendum. The astonishing referendum vote in favour of leaving Westeros raises questions over futures…