UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt invited to speak at German Hemp Association conference this weekend

UK Cannabis Social Clubs chairman Greg de Hoedt has been invited to speak at the annual conference of Hanfverband, the German Hemp Association, on Friday and Saturday. Greg will speak on the Cannabis Social Club panel with Michel Degens (Belgium), Ana Afuera (Spain), Christian Müller Sienra (Uruguay), and Emanuel Milazzo (Italy). Greg said: “I’m really keen to learn more about the German movement for safer access through clubs and collectives that are campaigning for the right to grow and the medical cannabis situation out there for patients who can access…

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Derbyshire PCC Hardyal Dhinsda: UK needs adult conversation about legalising cannabis social clubs

Hardyal Dhinsda, the Police Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire and National Lead for Drugs Misuse, has told BBC 5 Live that Britain needs to have “an adult conversation” about legalising cannabis social clubs and says that the concept is gaining traction among UK Police Crime Commissioners. The interview came after more national media coverage of UKCSC and the legalisation movement, with chairman Greg de Hoedt calling for the right to grow on 5 Live and Teeside CSC founder Michael Fisher calling for club licences on BBC News. Dhinsda recently met with…

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UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt demands the right to grow on BBC 5 Live

UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt spoke to BBC Radio 5 Drive Time on Wednesday and demanded the government grant cannabis users the right to grow. Co-host Tony Livesey told listeners that Britain is witnessing a “boom” in cannabis social clubs with two opening every month. He asked Greg how the clubs could justify their illegal activity. “How do you justify criminalising people who aren’t causing harm to anyone?” said Greg. “There’s no victim so there shouldn’t be a crime.” Asked why people couldn’t just consume cannabis at home instead of…

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Video: Teeside Cannabis Club calls for cannabis social club licences on BBC News

Teeside Cannabis Social Club called for cannabis clubs to be given licences on BBC News on Wednesday. The visit from the state broadcaster gave the club the opportunity to show Britain the social benefits of its model. One member told the programme that “we come here for a safe environment where we know that cannabis hasn’t been street-derived”, while another said it was no different from going to a pub to have a drink with friends. Teeside Cannabis Club founder Michael Fisher explained to the programme that members share cannabis…

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UKCSC records Stop And Search podcast with LEAP UK, PCC Arfon Jones and Dr Melissa Bone

On 23 October UKCSC hosted an evening discussion in London with LEAP UK to record a show for Stop And Search, hosted on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip. Show host Jason Reed of LEAP UK was joined by UKCSC Chairman Greg de Hoedt, Arfon Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales, and Dr Melissa Bone, who lectures Law and Human Rights at the University of Leicester. About 25 supporters joined them at XXXIII to discuss recent developments with regards to cannabis reform and the future direction…

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