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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…
Cannabis leaves with a map of Illinois superimposed.
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Illinois is the 11th State to legalise recreational cannabis

By Chris Bovey Illinois has become the 11th US state to legalise the recreational consumption and sale of cannabis. Democratic Governor Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law fulfilling a campaign promise he made last year before his…
Lisa Quarrell with her son who has a
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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…
The word 'TAX' with cannabis buds imposed on the background.
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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…
Bingo balls with the word 'GANJA'.
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Kettering Police fail to hit the jackpot in bingo hall cannabis raid

By Chris Bovey Police are rather pleased with themselves for finding a substantial cannabis grow in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering. According to media reports, police found 2,000 cannabis plants at a disused Gala Bingo Hall that…
Michael Gove talks with Andrew Marr with three white lines of cocaine on the table.
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Tories being hard on drugs? They’re actually being hard on class

By Richard Shrubb Where do you sit on the Tory leadership drugs business? Manoeuvring to screw Michael Gove out of the Tory leadership race? The fact that they like to be hard on something or other (foxes? disabled people?). The real fact…
Tory Leadership contender, Michael Gove, with a bank note and cocaine around his nose.
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Tories pray for forgiveness for enjoying themselves on drugs

By Chris Bovey Recreational drug consumption of leadership contenders to be the next unelected Prime Minister of Britain and leader of the UK Conservative Party has been dominating the news. The odious Michael Gove has been forced to…
A photo of a small number of cannabis plants confiscated by Chichester police and posted on Facebook.

Police weed busts on Facebook, they name, we shame

By Chris Bovey From time to time we post details of a daft police bust posted on Facebook by a some local rozzers who are very proud of their achievements. These can range from a bust for a spliff’s worth of weed to a tiny little grow-up,…
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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…
Philip May with his wife, Theresa May Prime Minister of the UK.
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Meet the May family: drug dealers and arms traders

By Richard Shrubb It seems that the God-fearing Prime Minister feels free to be the biggest private and legal drug dealer in the world but Theresa May’s government still states, "The Government has no plans to legalise recreational cannabis.” May’s…
420 protests UK April 2019
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420: a time of peaceful protest and fun

By Chris Bovey It’s that time of year again, the big 420 protests that fall on the 20th April every year. Thousands have turned up at London’s Hyde Park, more than usual because of the nice weather and it’s fallen on a Saturday during…