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2019: the world is turning to pot and weed | yearly review

By Chris Bovey 2019 was another year where the world showed much promise in moving towards the ending of the prohibition of cannabis. As predicted by Feed The Birds, the minor changes to UK law on medicinal cannabis the British government…
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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…
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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 victory…
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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 18…
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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 Offenders…
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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…
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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 between…
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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 election.…