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£120,633 per annum to look for grams of weed

By Richard Shrubb Dorset Police are looking to hire a new Deputy Chief Constable. Here’s an interview question we would love to ask them: “Given the cost pressures on the police service, would you deem it appropriate to spend several…
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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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Runcorn police destroy door with chainsaw to find half a joint

By Kevin John Braid Police in Runcorn have boasted on Facebook about a door they vandalised with a chainsaw in a bust to recover half a joint. The post boasted that a "Misuse of Drugs Act warrant was executed and a quantity of drugs had…
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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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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…
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If we legalised cannabis, would fewer Vietnamese slaves die?

By Richard Shrubb The 39 Vietnamese who died last week weren’t coming to a truly better life here. Many would end up as slaves and a number in prison for work they were forced to do. Legalising recreational cannabis would go some way…
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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…

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…
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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…