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British Police Community Support Officers want more powers to tackle cannabis.
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Cheap and nasty policing - PCSOs demand more powers

By Richard Shrubb Swindon police community support officers (PCSOs) are calling for more powers to bust people smoking weed in the town. Policing on the cheap would just get cheap and nasty On the 29th December Swindon, Wiltshire’s PCSOs…
Church with cannabis leaf.
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Canadian Catholic bishops call recreational pot use ‘sinful’

By Chris Bovey Catholic Bishops of Yukon and British Columbia penned an open letter warning that while cannabis may now be legal in Canada, using it recreationally remains sinful. The letter, posted online last month, was signed by the Archbishop…
People celebrate legalising weed in Canada.
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2018: A year of weed in review

By Chris Bovey 2018 was an interesting year for cannabis law reform, especially in the USA where it is gradually the land of red white and green. Things got off to a good start on the 1st January 2018, when California legalised the sale of…
Man holding cannabis leaf with caption "legalize'.

Study finds pot smoking in teens falls following legalisation

By Chris Bovey Contrary to predictions, cannabis usage in Washington State has fallen since they legalised for adults according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Data from the Washington Healthy Youth…
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New Zealand government confirms cannabis referendum

By Chris Bovey The Justice Minister of New Zealand, Andrew Little, has confirmed his country will be holding a referendum on recreational cannabis use in 2020 and the result will be binding. He indicated the question to be asked still needed…
Flag of New Zealand with cannabis leaves.
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New Zealand government relaxes medical cannabis laws

By Chris Bovey New Zealand has just passed a law that will relax marijuana laws in their country by allowing terminally ill patients to use the drug. They now follow a number of US states, Canada, Latin America and European countries, as well…
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 possession…
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 nationwide…
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,…