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Houses of Parliament with weed leaf
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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…
Prof Mike Barnes speaking at the United Patients Alliance
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Prof Barnes set to make millions from botched medical cannabis laws.

By Kevin John Braid Professor Mike Barnes, who assisted the government with the formulation of their recent heavily criticised botched law changes on medical cannabis in the UK stands to make £4.4 Million from a deal with one of the world's…
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…
Herbal Bedrocan cannabis from The Netherlands.
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First medicinal cannabis prescription made in UK - costing patient £2,500

By Chris Bovey A former university lecturer is believed to be the first patient in the UK to be prescribed cannabis following the botched changes in the law last month. Carly Barton, 32, a former teacher of fine art, developed fibromyalgia,…
Luxembourg flag with cannabis leaf on it.
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Luxembourg to be first country to legalise cannabis in the EU.

By Chris Bovey The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a small European country bordered by Germany, Belgium and France will be the next country to legalise cannabis, as prohibition falls across the globe. Following the lead of both Uruguay and…
Medical cannabis as a treatment for depression, anxiety and many other illnesses.
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Medical cannabis users continue to be prosecuted in the UK

By Chris Bovey Celebrations by supposedly pro-cannabis organisations in the UK that are funded by Conservative Party lobby groups and pharmaceutical companies with a vested interested in corporate medical weed have not been of much comfort…
Legal highs
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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…
Pic of the word XANAX with a stethoscope
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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…
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…

Corbyn favours decriminalisation of cannabis, why not legalise?

By Richard Shrubb Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come out in favour of ‘decriminalisation’ of cannabis. Since decriminalisation requires access to the criminal underground, that is not the right position to take. The Independent…
Photo of homeless drug users in Weymouth, Dorset.
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Drug abuse rampant in Weymouth. What can we do? 

By Richard Shrubb Hard drug use in the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset is at epidemic levels. Thanks to our asinine drug laws, there is no radical, liberal approach to dealing with it. At a community meeting on Tuesday entitled The…
The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (Cannabis and License Fees) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018.
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New guidelines for medical cannabis not much to celebrate

By Jo Martin I read with increased incredulity the new government guidelines for medical cannabis in the UK which will commence 1st November 2018. I thought to myself, yay for regulation which currently appears to put further obstacles in…