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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…
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…
A photo of a small number of cannabis plants confiscated by Chichester police and posted on Facebook.

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,…
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Out of State Medical Marijuana Cards – What You Need to Know

By Michael Jacobs As of 2019, twenty-three states currently have medical marijuana laws, allowing patients to access the helpful plant to treat their illnesses. A further ten states have legalised marijuana recreationally, opening use up…
420 protests UK April 2019
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420: a time of peaceful protest and fun

By Chris Bovey It’s that time of year again, the big 420 protests that fall on the 20th April every year. Thousands have turned up at London’s Hyde Park, more than usual because of the nice weather and it’s fallen on a Saturday during…
Safe Injecting Room for drug addicts.
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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…