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Cannabis: where do the British political parties stand?

By Chris Bovey The UK general election is only two weeks away and the undemocratic First Past The Post voting system will decide who will govern the UK for the next five years in our illusory democracy. The Canadian Liberal’s surprise…
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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…
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…
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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…
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…
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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…
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Illinois is the 11th State to legalise recreational cannabis

By Chris Bovey Illinois has become the 11th US state to legalise the recreational consumption and sale of cannabis. Democratic Governor Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law fulfilling a campaign promise he made last year before his…
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Cops to probe mum for supplying child life saving cannabis medication

By Chris Bovey Police in Scotland are investigating a Scottish mother who supplied a life-saving cannabis-based medicine to her son prescribed by expert paediatrician doctors in The Netherlands. Former police officer, Lisa Quarrell, brought…
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Kettering Police fail to hit the jackpot in bingo hall cannabis raid

By Chris Bovey Police are rather pleased with themselves for finding a substantial cannabis grow in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering. According to media reports, police found 2,000 cannabis plants at a disused Gala Bingo Hall that…
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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Police weed busts on Facebook, they name, we shame

By Chris Bovey From time to time we post details of a daft police bust posted on Facebook by a some local rozzers who are very proud of their achievements. These can range from a bust for a spliff’s worth of weed to a tiny little grow-up,…