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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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Tabloid hack urges people to grass on their neighbours for weed

By Kevin John Braid It’s not only national tabloids like the Daily Mail that write nonsense about cannabis, local newspaper journalist, Alex Evans, also can too. The Yorkshire Post, demonstrated that local newspapers are equally capable…
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Bournemouth police chopper weed bust Facebook post backfires

By Chris Bovey A Facebook post by Bournemouth police boasting about using a police helicopter to locate and dismantle a small cannabis grow backfired in the comments section. Bournemouth South Police announced on Facebook they had used a police…
Cannabis activist and entrepreneur, Not Van Schaik, with cannabis plants in background.
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Coffeeshop entrepreneur, Nol van Schaik, passes away

By Chris Bovey Coffeeshop entrepreneur and cannabis activist, Nol van Schaik, unexpectedly passed away in Spain last weekend at the age of 65. Nol was a larger than life character who ran a number of certified coffeeshops in Haarlem under…
Headquarters of the BBC who have been heavily criticised for entrapment to get a teenager to obtain cannabis.

BBC journalist entraps 19-year-old weed dealer

By Kevin John Braid The British Broadcasting Corporation has come under heavy fire for the entrapment of a 19-year-old to incite him to supply cannabis and then report him to the police. BBC investigative journalist Jonathan Gibson met with…
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Jeff Ditchfield arrested again and released without charge

By Kevin John Braid Last month I reported how Bud Buddies founder, Jeff Ditchfield had all charges dropped against him by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after he accepted UK lawmaker, Paul Flynn's, invitation to break the law outside Parliament. Paul…
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…
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CPS drop charges against Bud Buddies' Jeff Ditchfield

By Kevin John Braid The CPS has discontinued the case against Bud Buddies founder, Jeff Ditchfield. Earlier today Jeff appeared at Southwark Crown Court where the prosecutor informed him that he was not proceeding with the prosecution and…
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Tories demonise skunk while they profit from selling it

By Kevin John Braid Theresa May is on the record to say she shares “concerns over the use of skunk” and the government is “developing a new cross-party drug strategy” to combat it. The Home Office claims skunk contains more THC - the…
People celebrate legalising weed in Canada.
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2018: A year of weed in review

By Chris Bovey 2018 was an interesting year for cannabis law reform, especially in the USA where it is gradually the land of red white and green. Things got off to a good start on the 1st January 2018, when California legalised the sale of…