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Better to reform kids than to bang 'em up in prison

By Richard Shrubb The Mirror screamed the other day: “'Posh turf war' thugs walk free from court 'because they wouldn't "cope in jail", adding, “Four thugs who battered a teenager in a "posh turf war" have been spared jail after their…
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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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Perverts walk free while young stoners are caged for 3 years

By Chris Bovey A teenager has been locked up for three years for selling cannabis and three ecstasy pills worth £200 in total. According to the Liverpool Echo, Lewis Bates, 18, of Grangemoor, was ordered to serve three years in a Young…
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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…
Tory Leadership contender, Michael Gove, with a bank note and cocaine around his nose.
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Tories pray for forgiveness for enjoying themselves on drugs

By Chris Bovey Recreational drug consumption of leadership contenders to be the next unelected Prime Minister of Britain and leader of the UK Conservative Party has been dominating the news. The odious Michael Gove has been forced to…
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Thanks for not prosecuting stoners, but we don’t need treatment

By Chris Bovey Last month the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) gave the green light to their officers to let off cannabis consumers and suggest they get treatment instead of punishment. Well, thank you very much, for not punishing…
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HIV rates of homeless Scottish drug addicts soar

Despite evidence that safe injecting rooms prevent the spread of HIV and reduce overdose rates, the UK government repeatedly refuses to allow them. This is another bonkers policy where conservatism flies in the face of reality. Scottish…
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Legalise weed and reduce psychosis rates

By Richard Shrubb The Daily Mail and Guardian lost their shit over weed stories this week. If cannabis was legalised we wouldn’t see the same news. Raving headlines On the 19th the normally calm and collected Guardian ranted, a “study…
Child slave people trafficked into the UK by ruthless criminal gangs to grow cannabis.
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Conservative Party endorses child slavery and people trafficking

By Richard Shrubb Teenage child slaves trafficked from Vietnam are being prosecuted for cannabis cultivation instead of being looked after by the state, despite the May government constantly harping on about how they are taking the ‘global…
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There is no link between psychosis and cannabis

By Richard Shrubb One of the hardest hitting arguments against cannabis is that it ‘causes psychosis’. It doesn’t - researchers have been looking for links for nearly 90 years and has found no link at all. When you see some mad politician,…
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The Great British Cannabis Postal Code Lottery

By Richard Shrubb The postcode lottery of police attitudes to cannabis means that you’re four times more likely to be prosecuted for possession in Nottinghamshire than if the police find you with it in Surrey. Careful with that weed in…
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Study finds pot smoking in teens falls following legalisation

By Chris Bovey Contrary to predictions, cannabis usage in Washington State has fallen since they legalised for adults according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Data from the Washington Healthy…