The Sensible Cannabis Consumer: Cannabis & Tobacco

As part of a series on Harm Reduction we take a look at the relationship between cannabis and tobacco use in Britain and how the culture of mixing the two has lead to some strange beliefs about cannabis alone. Throughout the UK and Europe the tradition of smoking cannabis has coincided and become almost synonymous with tobacco. For the last 50 years or so, rolling a spliff has involved rolling a large cone shaped cigarette with a sprinkle of cannabis laced through it, usually without the aid of a cotton…

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Why the Cannabis industry is set to be the most tightly regulated in the world.

It seems like every other day we hear a new story about a medical marijuana bill being passed here, a government supporting research there, or an imminent vote on legislation. With 25 US states and the District of Columbia having some form of medical marijuana on the books, and Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and DC all having legalised recreational marijuana, it seems fair to say that Pandora’s box has well and truly been opened.  The likelihood of going back to a prohibitionist era with regards to cannabis seems slim to…

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A Budget To Benefit All – Could Cannabis Taxation Stop Cuts?

Yesterday the ConDem government announced their latest budget. And as you can imagine it didn’t gain the attention of cannabis’ economic impact in Colorado. Here Trev Coleman delves into how cannabis taxation could help stop cuts to vital services.  In the budget, they have announced a £1.3 billion package of subsidies and tax breaks to the oil and gas industry. This package is designed to provide 8000 jobs over the next two years. £1.3 billion seems to me to be a hugely expensive amount of budget expenditure on an industry that…

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Cardiff Million Marijuana March – May 3rd 2014

2014 is a big year for the cannabis campaign. We are now in a new landscape with Uruguay and both Colorado and Washington in America having taken the huge step of legalising cannabis for recreational use. Let’s get the UK up to pace with the international discussion and progress. Legalisation and regulation has now become a reality that it can and will happen in this country and the rest. With this has come a great deal of media attention, both positive and negative, towards cannabis legalisation and it is starting…

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Cannabis: Coming out the of Closet

By Chris Roach Coming out to your parents about cannabis can be a daunting task whether you have just started smoking at the age of 18 or if you’re a grown adult with a completely normal career. There is still a huge taboo surrounding cannabis and its use. The war on drugs has been around for under a hundred years, so most of our parents would have been subject to the constant propaganda blasted out from the media and governments around the world. Obviously since then hundreds of scientific experiments…

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