Family protesting against austerity cuts outside Downing Street.
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You got robbed and assaulted, do I smell weed on you?

By Richard Shrubb Thanks to Tory austerity cuts it seems that the Met Police are cutting down on the crimes they investigate. There are still far too many people being done for cannabis offences - an estimated one million police hours…
Herbal Bedrocan cannabis from The Netherlands.
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First medicinal cannabis prescription made in UK - costing patient £2,500.

By Chris Bovey A former university lecturer is believed to be the first patient in the UK to be prescribed cannabis following the botched changes in the law last month. Carly Barton, 32, a former teacher of fine art, developed fibromyalgia,…
Luxembourg flag with cannabis leaf on it.
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Luxembourg to be first country to legalise cannabis in the EU.

By Chris Bovey The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a small European country bordered by Germany, Belgium and France will be the next country to legalise cannabis, as prohibition falls across the globe. Following the lead of both Uruguay and…
Medical cannabis as a treatment for depression, anxiety and many other illnesses.

Medical cannabis users continue to be prosecuted in the UK

By Chris Bovey Celebrations by supposedly pro-cannabis organisations in the UK that are funded by Conservative Party lobby groups and pharmaceutical companies with a vested interested in corporate medical weed have not been of much comfort…
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Banned by Facebook for anti-Brexit meme.

By Chris Bovey Once in a while, a message appears asking me to relog into Facebook, which tells me I am blocked from using their services for 30 days. The first few times you get a Facebook ban, it starts at 24 hours, then 3 days, then…
Photo of cannabis leaf on top of a maple leaf.
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Weed shortages in Canada after legalisation.

By Chris Bovey Last month, Canada became the second country in the world to officially legalise cannabis and the first G7 nation to do so, although it is legal in 11 US states, as well as being decriminalised in many countries.  The new…
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…