Houses of Parliament with weed leaf
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Lib Dem bid to legalise cannabis in the UK blocked by Tories

By Chris Bovey. Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister called on MPs to legalise cannabis in the UK, however, his attempts were thwarted by Tory MPs. MPs voted 66 to 52 against his Ten-Minute Rule Bill, which proposed to legalise the…
Adam Henson meets Chris Corby at British Sugar's cannabis farm.
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Countryfile talks stoned shit over British Sugar weed grow

By Richard Shrub The BBC was at its full lies and bullshit mode again with a government licensed weed grow this weekend. As we will see here, the British Bullshit Corporation was spinning a convenient yarn to support current government propaganda…
Prof Mike Barnes speaking at the United Patients Alliance
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Prof Barnes set to make millions from botched medical cannabis laws

By Kevin John Braid Professor Mike Barnes, who assisted the government with the formulation of their recent heavily criticised botched law changes on medical cannabis in the UK stands to make £4.4 Million from a deal with one of the world's…
Pic of cannabis medicine to treat child with epilepsy.
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Child's medical cannabis prescription to cost parents £3,000

By Chris Bovey A medical cannabis prescription costing parents £1,000 a month is believed to be one of the first prescribed to a child to treat epilepsy in the UK following the government's recent botched changes in the law on medical cannabis. Looking…
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…
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…
Image of a hangman game with gamBLING over.
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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…