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63 year old man sentenced for growing cannabis to treat his arthritis

By Akash Hashmi A 63-year-old plasterer from Falmouth was caught with 19 cannabis plants and sentenced for two months in prison, suspended for six months. Stephen Barnes, 63, said he used cannabis for arthritic pain relief, a widely known…
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Leadsom says documents on food & medicine shortages should be kept secret

By Chris Bovey Documents on food and medicine shortages in the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit should be kept secret to avoid scaring public says a government Minister. Parliament recently ordered the release of the Operation Yellowhammer…
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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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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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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The Colorado Experiment could raise billions in cannabis taxation for the UK

By Akash Hashmi The regulation of cannabis has the power to save our underfunded local authorities. The debate surrounding cannabis legislation in the UK is messy, marred by so much in-fighting and disagreement that often either side of the…
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Thanks for not prosecuting stoners, but we don’t need treatment

By Chris Bovey Last month the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) gave the green light to their officers to let off cannabis consumers and suggest they get treatment instead of punishment. Well, thank you very much, for not punishing me…
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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…
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Medical cannabis research stopped by paranoid authorities

By Richard Shrubb We all know that doctors hide behind science to bullshit you on medicinal cannabis. Here’s something to fire back at them. One of the reasons that medical cannabis isn’t being used as widely in the UK as it might is…
Cannabis terrorist Lord Alan West of Spithead
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Lord Alan West of Spithead - a fighting sailor and no weed expert

By Richard Shrubb As you will see in the video, earlier this week Lord West of Spithead spouted off about how terrorists are all stoned off their bollocks on skunk cannabis and therefore cannabis shouldn’t be used as a medicine. Looking…