Fruit machine telling the gambler to stop.
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Kids hooked on gambling? Let’s teach them to really rebel!

By Richard Shrubb Thanks to Austerity cuts to youth clubs and services, the troubling news came out this week that 55,000 11 to 16 year-olds are addicted to gambling. I have another idea for their idle minds - let’s show them who’s really…
Legal highs
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Government report shows legal high ban an epic failure.

By Chris Bovey It’s over two years since the government’s Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) came into force, which sought to ban the sale of any substance that could have psychoactive effects, with a few exemptions, including two of the…
Cannabis oil bottle with a cannabis leaf.
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Medical cannabis law described as ‘cruel & botched’ by a Tory.

By Chris Bovey Tens of thousands of patients will not get anywhere near legal medical cannabis, despite celebrations from Tory funded cannabis pressure groups. The changes to the law, which came into place at the beginning of the month…
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Lobbying and gambling putting young lives in danger.

By Richard Shrubb Lobbying is the scourge of UK politics. Private interests are over-represented in government through gifts, payments and days out given to MPs and Peers. More than 100 people are likely to commit suicide in the next year…
Plastic pollution problem: Sea Turtle eats plastic bottle
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Plastics Politricks and Potty Prohibition

By Trev Coleman A recent EU wide study found that every person tested across the region had at least 9 types of plastics in their stools. Some people like to say that cannabis prohibition doesn't affect them. But guess what? It does! Had…
Pic of the word XANAX with a stethoscope
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Kiddies on Xanax - WTF!

By Richard Shrubb There’s increasing evidence that cannabis legalisation can help reduce hard drug use. Yes, folks - that is the reverse of the ideologically led Gateway Drug theory where weed users end up dying in alleyways full of smack. Weymouth…
Used injection needles of heroin addicts.
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Government shoots itself in the foot with drug laws again.

By Richard Shrubb The government’s corrupt, silly stance on drug use has been shown up again with Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, deciding that safe injecting rooms (SIRs) should still be banned…
Canadian flag with cannabis leaf.
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Canada doesn’t collapse after legalising weed.

By Chris Bovey Prohibitionist politicians throughout the world are dumbfounded after Canada became the first G7 country to legalise cannabis without civilisation coming to an end. On Thursday 18th June, the Liberal Government of Justin…
Photo of homeless drug users in Weymouth, Dorset.
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Drug abuse rampant in Weymouth. What can we do? 

By Richard Shrubb Hard drug use in the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset is at epidemic levels. Thanks to our asinine drug laws, there is no radical, liberal approach to dealing with it. At a community meeting on Tuesday entitled The…
The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (Cannabis and License Fees) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018.
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New guidelines for medical cannabis not much to celebrate

By Jo Martin I read with increased incredulity the new government guidelines for medical cannabis in the UK which will commence 1st November 2018. I thought to myself, yay for regulation which currently appears to put further obstacles in…
Medical Cannabis Tilray UK
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Cannabis links to the Conservative Party

By Jeff Ditchfield Any sensible person has to admit that the 'War on Drugs' is, in reality, a war on people and as any student of history knows, the first victim in any war is the "truth".  I feel I have to address this week's Sunday…
Magistrate Roger Speakman handing out cruel justice.

OAP taken to Court for growing medical cannabis

By Chris Bovey A 70-year-old burglary victim has been taken to Court and must pay a total of £105 for growing his own cannabis to alleviate pain from sciatica and arthritis, conditions where it is well-documented cannabis can help. Granddad,…