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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UKCSC in positive Telegraph feature

The Telegraph has published a feature about UKCSC. Headlined, ‘Inside Britain’s cannabis clubs where doctors, architects and bankers enjoy a joint’, the article by Cara McGoogan and Jamie Johnson shows the positive impact our 160 clubs are having for individuals and society alike. “Members include everything from doctors and nurses to architects, MPs’ families, barristers and bank managers,” says the paper. “The exact number of members is unknown, but on average each club has around 300, a figure that is growing with awareness. Brighton, the largest club, has more than…

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Police chief tells Telegraph he backs UKCSC

The Telegraph has followed up yesterday’s story on anti-prohibition police commissioners and UK Cannabis Social Clubs after Arfon Jones (pictured above), Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, signalled his support for Spanish-style collectives where users sell home-grown drugs to each other. Jones told the Telegraph he was “sympathetic” to the clubs allowing users to grow their own cannabis for “regulated consumption by their members”. He added that authorities should focus instead on the “legal regulation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use”. Durham Constabulary said its officers would not…

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