Being A Cannabis Activist Can Make Your Head And Your Heart Spin

The front line of cannabis activism is tough and can be a twisted roller coaster of emotions much of the time, especially as a care provider for people with lifelong and/or terminal illnesses. I myself have personally defied the prognosis of death that was given to me by my NHS gastroenterologist consultant in 2010 thanks to cannabis oil. So when people contact me and tell me that they have been given only a few days, weeks, months or a couple of years to live I find it incredibly hard to…

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“We can’t wait – we need a situation where growing at home is decriminalised”

The conversation is raging. Not only for medical cannabis either, recreational cannabis has been flung into the spot light after Lord William Hague took to The Telegraph newspaper and declared that the war on cannabis has been “comprehensively and irreversibly lost”. This lead to a media storm that has lasted more than ten days. On Wednesday  the 20th of June at 9am in the midst of this frenzy, Greg de Hoedt Chairman and founder of the UK Cannabis Social Clubs was invited to speak on BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire show…

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UK Update: Alfie Dingley could be granted medical cannabis licence in 4 weeks

After every possible legal avenue has been exacerbated pressure on the Government finally made them cave when Hannah Deacon, mother of Alfie Dingley who suffers from a rare debilitating form of epilepsy broke down their walls and managed to start the process for applying for a licence to import medical cannabis products from the Netherlands legally. Alfies mum shares an update about the process which sounds like some positive news. What started out as hope has now converted into belief for one mother desperately and diligently fighting for safe legal…

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Feel Good Family Vibes At Manchester 420 Gathering

By Greg de Hoedt Manchester, a city known as “The Hive” back in the industrial revolution (due to the sheer number of people who were working in the metropolitan), has been a city full off activists keeping cannabis a relevant topic and raising awareness amongst the public. News reports about the “zombified” spice smokers in the streets that have been covered by local and mainstream media have given opponents of the war on drugs some key battleground issues to converse. I was keen to see what the Mannijuana community was…

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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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