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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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