This Week In Weed – 16 December

Teagan Appleby home after Epidiolex hospital treatment Teagan Appleby of Aylesham, Kent has been successfully treated for her epilepsy with Epidiolex in hospital, thanks to an intervention by Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke. The MP appealed to the chief executive of the Trust which runs Evelina Childen’s Hospital, after which Kent-based GW Pharmaceuticals was […]

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‘Kingdom in the sky’ Lesotho attracts global cannabis investors

Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is emerging as a hotspot for investment in cannabis crops since it became the first African nation to legalise the growth of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in 2017. Known as “the kingdom in the sky”, the high altitude combines with fertile soils for high-quality crops. […]

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Centre for Medical Cannabis doesn’t think decriminalisation is necessary

The Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC), a new lobbying organisation which launched on Monday 10 December at the Academy of Medical Sciences, has said that it isn’t yet recommending decriminalisation of cannabis consumers. Steve Moore, one of its founders, said on Twitter that decriminalisation would “not advance how cannabis can be used as a medicine” […]

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Tory Steve Double Sheds Crocodile Tears In Call To Ramp Up War On Cannabis

Tory Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, called for the intensification of the “war on cannabis” in Parliament on Tuesday as he successfully led opposition to Norman Lamb’s attempt to bring in a Bill on legalisation and regulation. With the motion defeated by 66 votes to 52, Double was helped by the fact […]

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House Of Commons Narrowly Defeats Norman Lamb Bill For Legalisation And Regulation of Cannabis As Labour Whips MPs To Abstain

MPs blocked by a narrow margin an attempt by Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb to bring in a Bill on legalising and regulating cannabis on Tuesday, by 66 votes to 52. The vote was to bring in a Bill that would later progress to a vote on changing the law, not to change the law itself […]

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