Stop And Search Podcast with Arfon Jones – London – 23rd October

The UKCSC are hosting an evening with LEAP UK and Arfon Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales. Jason Reed, host of Stop And Search has spent the last two years speaking with some of the biggest names in drug policy reform, regularly inviting on MP’s, comedians and even former national Presidents on the show to discuss the latest policy changes and events in drug reform news. Stop And Search is on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip. The show recently won awards at The British Podcasting Awards…

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I Teach Law At A UK University And This Is Why I Support Cannabis Reform

By Dr Melissa Bone ‘The power of the people is greater than the people in power’ – Wael Ghonim I am a law lecturer at the University of Leicester and I’ve been researching drug policy issues for the past 10 years. My interest in this area was first sparked as an undergraduate studying a drug policy module. I had always thought that laws were supposed to protect us from harm, but the more I studied this module, the more I realised that it is prohibition itself that creates the vast…

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Record Breaking Numbers At London Hyde Park 420 Gathering 2018

By Greg de Hoedt Hyde Park, London on April the 20th is an event like nothing else the city has seen, and it has almost doubled in size since last year. Approximately 18,000 cannabis enthusiasts amassed in the Queen’s back garden one day prior to her majesty’s birthday, where the 41-gun salute is due to take place the following day. It was probably the hottest day of the year in the UK so far, and for those looking to reinvigorate their skin with a bit of sun, there was surely…

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UK 420 Celebrations! Where’s the party at? (…and the origins of Four Twenty)

The UK is poised for another round of multiple-major Four Twenty celebrations this April 20th weekend, Friday through Sunday. Find out what dates and where right here!   Four Twenties origins starts out pretty innocently, well… There was no intention start a global movement, or even influence anyone for that matter. In Marin County, California, in the year that Nixon kicked off an “all out war on drugs” a group of friends called The Waldos were handed a treasure map pointing to the Point Reyes Peninsula. The teenagers had to…

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Amsterdam’s Cannabis Liberation Day Celebrates 10th Year

AMSTERDAM – Cannabis Liberation Day, the biggest cannabis and hemp event in the Netherlands, will celebrate its tenth edition on June 17 in Amsterdam. The program boasts some of the biggest names in the cannabis world, top bands from Bosnia and France and a new addition: the Cannabis Olympics. Cannabis Liberation Day is organized by Dutch non-profit organization VOC, the Union for the Abolition of Cannabis Prohibition. The free protestival is a celebration of international cannabis culture and a showcase for all the good this plant has to offer. Cannabis Liberation…

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