Student Slams Police Crime Commissioner Over ‘Anti-Social’ Cannabis Smell Claim

A cancer survivor has slammed the claims of a police crime commissioner that cannabis cannot be legalised because of its “anti-social smell”. Appearing on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show, Jack Morgan, a 21-year-old student at Bristol University, said: “I don’t understand how a smell can be anti-social compared to the anti-social behaviour caused by alcohol. People drinking alcohol become aggressive, get into fights; people who have smoked cannabis are the opposite, they’re very relaxed, they don’t cause harm to anyone.” Devon & Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez – an…

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UKCSC: A regulated cannabis market in the UK will keep children safer

UK Cannabis Social Club spokesperson Edouard Desforges appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show to make the case that the regulated framework proposed by UKCSC will help keep children safer by moving cannabis sales off of the street where sales can only be made if you have age ID. The debate was in response to six Police Crime Commissioners coming out in support of making cannabis social clubs legal, along with the release of new figures showing that there has been a rise in the number of prosecutions brought against…

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Six Police Crime Commissioners Back Legalisation of UK Cannabis Social Club Model

Six Police Crime Commissioners have come out in support of the legalisation of the model exemplified by UK Cannabis Social Clubs and others like it. The six PCCs represent: West Midlands, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Durham, North Wales, and Avon and Somerset. The PCCs for Gloucestershire and Dorsets also say they do not believe criminalisation is necessary, while a further six say the ‘crime’ of cannabis use is not a focus for them or they were open to discussion about it. But 16 remain actively opposed to decriminalisation. All 39…

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UK Cannabis Policy Is Failing Children – A Regulated Market Is Needed

A new report by VolteFace highlights the impact that cannabis policy is having on young people. The report’s focus is mainly on high strength THC cannabis that is purchased on the street and consumed by people who would be under the legal age if there were to be a legal cannabis market in the UK similar to that of Canada and a growing number of US states. The Children’s Inquiry report aims to highlight the increase in harm that current drug policy is having on young people and looks at…

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UKCSC chairman rejects accusation of running ‘Capone-style speakeasies’

UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt has rejected the accusation that he is a latter day Al Capone running the equivalent of “prohibition-era speakeasies” in an interview with The Times. “Al Capone was going around shooting people to make money out of alcohol,” he said. “He wasn’t worried about the quality of it, he didn’t care about the lives he was damaging. “I care about the lives of the people I’m helping, getting them a better quality of life, whether it’s getting them off heroin or helping to ease their pain…

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