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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…