Stop And Search Podcast with Arfon Jones – London – 23rd October

The UKCSC are hosting an evening with LEAP UK and Arfon Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales. Jason Reed, host of Stop And Search has spent the last two years speaking with some of the biggest names in drug policy reform, regularly inviting on MP’s, comedians and even former national Presidents on the show to discuss the latest policy changes and events in drug reform news. Stop And Search is on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip. The show recently won awards at The British Podcasting Awards…

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Will Britain’s Medical Cannabis Policy Be Enough For Patients?

There has been huge fanfare over the medical cannabis announcement this week as it is a significant victory to see the UK Home Office admit defeat against their hardline stance that cannabis has no medical value. The celebration appeared to get louder when Home Secretary Sajid Javid made it known that cannabis flowers will be included in the prescriptions that can be made, by specialist consultants alone, if “none of the above” available options apply. While this may seem like the problem is solved, there remain some very real questions…

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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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