Wrexham To See Cannabis Social Club Movement Spread To North Wales

Hello to the UK Cannabis Social Club movement! We are the Wrexham Social Cannabis Club. The club began almost three months ago with three founding members who each use cannabis for a better quality of life. They are: our president, who lives and breathes the cannabis movement in the UK; our Secretary and Communications Officer, who works with individuals with complex needs and is a Criminology postgraduate student. And our treasurer, a businessman and keen cannabis activist in North Wales. We found each other through searching for support (concluding that…

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Home Office Review Recognises Medical Cannabis’ Therapeutic Benefits But Dismisses The Right To Grow

The Home Office’s recent promise to review policy on the medical use of cannabis has, as promised, been turned around quickly. Carried out by Professor Dame Sally Davies, it predictably brings good news and bad for patients who rely on cannabis for medicinal purposes. The main takeaway from this “review of contemporary reviews” is the recommendation that the “whole class of cannabis based medicinal products be moved out of Schedule 1”. This represents a limited but significant victory. Drugs in Schedule 1 are considered to have little or no therapeutic…

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Cannabis convictions down by 59 per cent in Devon and Cornwall

Some progress in the conviction rates for cannabis possession has been seen in Devon and Cornwall, falling from 59% in 2017 compared to 2012. According to the Ministry of Justice, 142 people were found guilty of possession in 2012, compared to 342 people in 2012. Of those successfully prosecuted by Devon and Cornwall Police in 2017, 103 were given a fine or discharge, while three received prison sentences. Cannabis possession charges made up 22% of the total drugs possession offences Devon and Cornwall Police prosecuted in court. The decline is…

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