Amsterdam’s Cannabis Liberation Day Celebrates 10th Year

AMSTERDAM – Cannabis Liberation Day, the biggest cannabis and hemp event in the Netherlands, will celebrate its tenth edition on June 17 in Amsterdam. The program boasts some of the biggest names in the cannabis world, top bands from Bosnia and France and a new addition: the Cannabis Olympics. Cannabis Liberation Day is organized by Dutch non-profit organization VOC, the Union for the Abolition of Cannabis Prohibition. The free protestival is a celebration of international cannabis culture and a showcase for all the good this plant has to offer. Cannabis Liberation…

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North Wales Cannabis Social Club #1 Podcast

I’m Phil James, one half of the North Wales CSC podcast. I have outlived my 2 year prognosis for brain cancer thanks to 7 MRI scans clear of any signs of disease thanks to in a big way to medicating with cannabis, mostly from vaping. After going for my 7th MRI which turned out to be 7th clear MRI in a row since the first was shown online when I took part in the BBC Three Documentary “Dying for Weed”. I was aware that later that week would be the…

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“Cannabis reform is needed so Nurses like me can fulfil our duty to patients”

Those not too acquainted with the profession might not know that, to work within the United Kingdom as a nurse, one has to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or NMC. This organization requires one to adhere to The Code, or a set of professional standards to ensure the best practice within clinical settings, and failure to do so can result in being deemed unfit for practice.   This code is intended to reflect the current world we live and work in, and is made by also consulting patients…

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Is This a Defining Moment for Cannabis in the UK?

Tomorrow, activists from all over the country will descend on Westminster to make their presence felt in the halls of power. Their reason? The (hopeful) second reading of Paul Flynn MP’s Private Members Bill, which would officially legalise the use of medical cannabis in the UK. This is of course far from the first time that cannabis activists have protested in London. Every year, thousands gather in Hyde Park for the annual 4/20 event, whilst countless patients’ protests and smoke outs have been held outside Parliament, the BBC, and others…

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American Marijuana Saga: Are Trump and Sessions Starting A New Drug War?

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on dragging US drug policy back to the eighties, but doing so would have potentially disastrous consequences at home and abroad. Last week, Attorney General Sessions repealed the Cole Memo – an Obama-era policy directive which essentially paved the way for the legalisation of cannabis by instructing federal law enforcement not to prioritise the enforcement of federal drug law in states with medical and/or adult-use cannabis laws.   The Memo had been seen as a green light by cannabusinesses, who capitalised on the government’s…

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