This Week In Weed – 4 November 2018

Supply shortage in Canada deepens Demand continues to outstrip supply two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalise cannabis. Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst at the CD Howe Institute, said the problem has developed “faster than I would have expected”. When Colorado legalised recreational cannabis, it took some three years for supply to finally catch up to demand, and Canada could expect a similar delay, said Wyonch.   Greek billionaire eyes Edinburgh cannabis shop A Greek billionaire is looking to set up a shop selling cannabis products…

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‘Law change is meaningless’ says mother of epileptic child denied cannabis medicine

Families of children with epilepsy say they have been denied prescriptions for medicinal cannabis despite the law change on 1 November that ostensibly made it prescribable by specialist doctors. As we have reported, the guidelines specialist doctors have been issue throw up a significant number of hoops and barriers to prescription. Yet it was reported in the media last month that epilepsy would be one of three conditions that wouldn’t face such stringent limitations. The parents of 10-year-old Harry from North Yorkshire, who kept their family name anonymous, told the…

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Stop And Search podcast with LEAP UK and UKCSC now up

I’ve seen what a waste of time and money enforcing prohibition is… in Spain cannabis clubs have been legitimised because the Spanish believe in the right to privacy” – Afron Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales The Stop And Search podcast – hosted on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip – that UKCSC hosted with LEAP UK on 23 October is now up online and ready to listen to. The episode, ‘Inside the Cannabis Social Club’, was recorded at the UKCSC-affiliated Club 33 in East London. Show…

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Supreme Court in Mexico rules cannabis prohibition unconstitutional

The Supreme Court in Mexico made a historic ruling on Wednesday that the prohibition of personal possession, use and cultivation of cannabis was unconstitutional on human rights grounds, meaning that cannabis is now de facto legalised. The court ruled that prohibition violated the General Health Law in the constitution’s section on marijuana on human rights grounds, such as the right to free personality of persons and the right to health. This was the all-important fifth such ruling, effectively making the judgement binding nationally and requiring the government to adjust policy…

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This Week In Weed – 28 October 2018

Alfie Dingley seizure-free Hannah Deacon has said Alfie Dingley, 7, is “doing amazingly well” and has not had a single seizure since July after he started taking cannabis-derived medicine that the Home Office permitted on a special licence in June to treat his epilepsy. “He’s going to school every day, he’s riding a horse, he’s riding a bike. He has a pretty much normal life,” she said. Alfie’s family petitioned the government in March after they found his condition improved when he was given a cannabis-based medication in the Netherlands,…

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