Police chief tells Telegraph he backs UKCSC

The Telegraph has followed up yesterday’s story on anti-prohibition police commissioners and UK Cannabis Social Clubs after Arfon Jones (pictured above), Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, signalled his support for Spanish-style collectives where users sell home-grown drugs to each other. Jones told the Telegraph he was “sympathetic” to the clubs allowing users to grow their own cannabis for “regulated consumption by their members”. He added that authorities should focus instead on the “legal regulation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use”. Durham Constabulary said its officers would not…

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Anti-prohibition police commissioners targeted by Conservatives

The Daily Telegraph has run an article saying that “police have been accused of giving tacit support to ‘cannabis clubs’ where paying members can meet and take the drug without fear of prosecution”. Claiming that “police leaders have been rebuked by the Government”, the paper quotes a Home Office spokesman who says: “The trade and possession of recreational cannabis is illegal in the UK, regardless of where you use it,” said the spokesman. “Scientific and medical evidence is clear that recreational cannabis use can cause harm to individuals and society.…

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This Week In Weed – 7 August 2018

The Guardian reports that the pet market for CBD doubled between 2008 and 2014, with further projections of 3-5% annual growth in the market. CBD treats that pet owners feed their dogs are said to help with a range of things “from allergies to anxiety”, and come particularly in handy in this hot weather and calming dogs down when they get too excitable. Guardian writer Jason Wilson went to Portland to visit an English bulldog named Max Daddy, the face of a newly launched range of CBD remedies and who…

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Inspiration Spreads As Green Pride takes On Brighton For Its Fifth Year

In the longest summer on record since 1976, organisers of Green Pride started arriving at Brighton’s Preston Park as early as 7am on Sunday 21 July to prepare the field for a day of herbal protest against the current and wavering drug laws in Britain. Brighton Cannabis Club have been instrumental in helping shape the cannabis social club scene in the UK and this year’s protestivities lived up to expectation. The grass was golden, dry from the heat and lack of usual flow of rain that comes off of the…

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Jumping through the hoops: how to apply for medicinal cannabis

In his latest vlog, friend of UKCSC Ian Frizell has provided a detailed explanation of the the process of applying for a prescription of medicinal cannabis, a new possibility in the UK after the government announced that some cannabis-derived medicine would be redefined and moved into Schedule 2 so that doctors could prescribe it for their patients. Ian believes that while this is “a step in the right direction” because the government has been forced to admit publicly that cannabis has medicinal value, “the reality is that it is still…

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