Record Breaking Numbers At London Hyde Park 420 Gathering 2018

By Greg de Hoedt Hyde Park, London on April the 20th is an event like nothing else the city has seen, and it has almost doubled in size since last year. Approximately 18,000 cannabis enthusiasts amassed in the Queen’s back garden one day prior to her majesty’s birthday, where the 41-gun salute is due to take place the following day. It was probably the hottest day of the year in the UK so far, and for those looking to reinvigorate their skin with a bit of sun, there was surely…

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Leeds Council Lose Court Battle To Shut Down Friday’s 420 Hyde Park Cannabis Protest

Wednesday 18th April 2018, Leeds Cannabis Social Club were summoned to a county court hearing after the groundskeeper of Hyde Park filed to have an injunction put on the club in order to prevent them from holding an annual 420 protest and celebration. Each year, hundreds of cannabis enthusiasts congregate in Hyde Park, Leeds, otherwise known as Woodhouse Moor, to light up a joint at 4:20pm as a protest against current drug policy. It is a movement that has spread from American Cannabis Culture and has permeated Britain over the…

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Do Teenagers in the UK Need More Realistic Drug Education?

By Haig Stringer Remember ‘Just say no’, Talk to Frank or ill-conceived anecdotes of teenage drugs misuse intended to foster abstinence? Did these ploys prevent you from using drugs? Maybe*. But more importantly, did these techniques equip you with information you would need to manage both the benefits and harms of legal and illegal substances or to understand how different drug policies influence personal health? Almost certainly not. Currently, the UK government states that schools have a ‘clear role to play in preventing drug misuse’ and should utilise that responsibility…

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Match Of The Day Host Gary Lineker Shows Drug Policy Reform Support

By Deej Sullivan & Greg de Hoedt Adding his name to a growing list of British celebrities, BBC presenter Gary Lineker has made it known that he believes drugs policy in the UK needs to change. He even had a few suggestions to boot. On Tuesday 10th of April, England football legend, host of BBC’s Match Of The Day, and notorious potato-botherer Gary Lineker published a series of Tweets calling for a change to the UK’s current drug policy. Retweeting and commenting on a post from David Lammy MP, Lineker…

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UK 420 Celebrations! Where’s the party at? (…and the origins of Four Twenty)

The UK is poised for another round of multiple-major Four Twenty celebrations this April 20th weekend, Friday through Sunday. Find out what dates and where right here!   Four Twenties origins starts out pretty innocently, well… There was no intention start a global movement, or even influence anyone for that matter. In Marin County, California, in the year that Nixon kicked off an “all out war on drugs” a group of friends called The Waldos were handed a treasure map pointing to the Point Reyes Peninsula. The teenagers had to…

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