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63 year old man sentenced for growing cannabis to treat his arthritis

By Akash Hashmi A 63-year-old plasterer from Falmouth was caught with 19 cannabis plants and sentenced for two months in prison, suspended for six months. Stephen Barnes, 63, said he used cannabis for arthritic pain relief, a widely known…
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Tory Party donor facilitates licenses to grow weed in the UK

By Chris Bovey A new commercial venture, Crop17, has been set up to help people jump through the hoops of fire to obtain a Home Office license to legally grow cannabis in the UK. Real estate company Savills and cannabis consultancy Hanway…
Cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) and pharmaceutical pills.
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Watchdog denies medical cannabis for epilepsy and chronic pain

By Chris Bovey The UK government’s watchdog has said it will not recommend medical cannabis for chronic pain and epilepsy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says it is unable to recommend cannabis-based medicinal…
Hangman's noose with Priti Patel MP and a cannabis plant.
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New Home Secretary Priti Patel wants a tough stance on drugs

By Chris Bovey Boris Johnson has decided to go full-on batshit crazy with his new Cabinet, a ragbag bunch of right-wing Brexiteers, gammons and disgraced former Ministers. Only the likes of Ann Widdecombe could make this grisly collection…
Game over: Brexit means disaster for UK computer game industry.
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UK video games industry screwed by Brexit

By Richard Shrubb The video games industry in the UK has had some worldwide hits like Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Total War. It employed 47,000 staff and is worth in excess of £5 billion a year to the economy, that's four times more…
Government response to cannabis petitions proves they are a waste of time.
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Why cannabis petitions are a waste of time!

By Chris Bovey We’ve all seen them pop up on our Facebook or Twitter feeds, yet another cannabis petition. You’ve probably signed one, I have, and will likely sign another since it only takes a few seconds. That does not mean I’m under…