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Trinidad and Tobago latest country to review cannabis laws

By Chris Bovey Trinidad and Tobago is to be the latest country to knock down the dominoes of prohibition by announcing it intends to review its cannabis laws. Last year Canada followed the lead of Uruguay and a number of US states by legalising…
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The Great British Cannabis Postal Code Lottery

By Richard Shrubb The postcode lottery of police attitudes to cannabis means that you’re four times more likely to be prosecuted for possession in Nottinghamshire than if the police find you with it in Surrey. Careful with that weed in your…
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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…
British armed police shoot dead unarmed cannabis grower, Sean Fitzgerald, in the back.

UK cops shoot dead unarmed cannabis grower in the back

By Richard Shrubb A 31-year-old man fatally shot by police during a botched cannabis raid in Coventry has been named as ex-soldier Sean Fitzgerald. During the First World War, a US senator famously said, “The first casualty, when war comes,…
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Cheap and nasty policing - PCSOs demand more powers

By Richard Shrubb Swindon police community support officers (PCSOs) are calling for more powers to bust people smoking weed in the town. Policing on the cheap would just get cheap and nasty On the 29th December Swindon, Wiltshire’s PCSOs…
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Why the Yellow Vests needs the GREENest of New Deals

The hemp & cannabis industry could create jobs, provide cheaper medicine, help clean up our environment by replacing the oil and gas fossil fuel industries.
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Canadian Catholic bishops call recreational pot use ‘sinful’

By Chris Bovey Catholic Bishops of Yukon and British Columbia penned an open letter warning that while cannabis may now be legal in Canada, using it recreationally remains sinful. The letter, posted online last month, was signed by the…
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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…
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Study finds pot smoking in teens falls following legalisation

By Chris Bovey Contrary to predictions, cannabis usage in Washington State has fallen since they legalised for adults according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Data from the Washington Healthy…
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New Zealand government confirms cannabis referendum

By Chris Bovey The Justice Minister of New Zealand, Andrew Little, has confirmed his country will be holding a referendum on recreational cannabis use in 2020 and the result will be binding. He indicated the question to be asked still…