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The silent riots: ‘antisocial behaviour’ and cuts

By Richard Shrubb Could the UK be in the midst of a mass riot even now? Riots occur when groups of people finally snap and go after those who have pushed them over the edge. You imagine a ‘riot’ as dozens of people smashing the joint…
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Lib Dem bid to legalise cannabis in the UK blocked by Tories.

By Chris Bovey. Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister called on MPs to legalise cannabis in the UK, however, his attempts were thwarted by Tory MPs. MPs voted 66 to 52 against his Ten-Minute Rule Bill, which proposed to legalise the…
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Child's medical cannabis prescription to cost parents £3,000.

By Chris Bovey A medical cannabis prescription costing parents £1,000 a month is believed to be one of the first prescribed to a child to treat epilepsy in the UK following the government's recent botched changes in the law on medical cannabis. Looking…
Family protesting against austerity cuts outside Downing Street.
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You got robbed and assaulted, do I smell weed on you?

By Richard Shrubb Thanks to Tory austerity cuts it seems that the Met Police are cutting down on the crimes they investigate. There are still far too many people being done for cannabis offences - an estimated one million police hours…
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Weed shortages in Canada after legalisation.

By Chris Bovey Last month, Canada became the second country in the world to officially legalise cannabis and the first G7 nation to do so, although it is legal in 11 US states, as well as being decriminalised in many countries.  The new…
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Kids hooked on gambling? Let’s teach them to really rebel!

By Richard Shrubb Thanks to Austerity cuts to youth clubs and services, the troubling news came out this week that 55,000 11 to 16 year-olds are addicted to gambling. I have another idea for their idle minds - let’s show them who’s really…
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Government report shows legal high ban an epic failure.

By Chris Bovey It’s over two years since the government’s Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) came into force, which sought to ban the sale of any substance that could have psychoactive effects, with a few exemptions, including two of the…
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Medical cannabis law described as ‘cruel & botched’ by a Tory.

By Chris Bovey Tens of thousands of patients will not get anywhere near legal medical cannabis, despite celebrations from Tory funded cannabis pressure groups. The changes to the law, which came into place at the beginning of the month…
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Lobbying and gambling putting young lives in danger.

By Richard Shrubb Lobbying is the scourge of UK politics. Private interests are over-represented in government through gifts, payments and days out given to MPs and Peers. More than 100 people are likely to commit suicide in the next year…
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Kiddies on Xanax - WTF!

By Richard Shrubb There’s increasing evidence that cannabis legalisation can help reduce hard drug use. Yes, folks - that is the reverse of the ideologically led Gateway Drug theory where weed users end up dying in alleyways full of smack. Weymouth…
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Don’t be fooled when the MSM trots out an economist!

By Richard Shrubb The mainstream media just loves to roll out talking heads to reinforce what they are saying. ‘Economists’ and ‘Think Tanks’ are often used as part of the MSM ‘journalist’s’ spiel to show what they are telling…
Used injection needles of heroin addicts.
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Government shoots itself in the foot with drug laws again.

By Richard Shrubb The government’s corrupt, silly stance on drug use has been shown up again with Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, deciding that safe injecting rooms (SIRs) should still be banned…