Mental Health Question Time panel explains why British research into cannabis is so poor

Research into cannabis in Britain is systematically held back by the state and the vast majority of it focuses on whether or not it is harmful, while the framing of such research is so broad as to render it meaningless. At a recent event discussing cannabis, Mental Health Question Time – a series of regular free to attend public discussions that take place in London, set up by the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service – Prof Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology at UCL,…

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Wrexham Social Cannabis Club “Bud Tank” Open Night

On the 26th of September, we in Wrexham Social Cannabis Club had one of our first major open nights to get an idea of just how many private members we can gain from our almost 200 strong Facebook group. It was also a brilliant opportunity for our North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones to meet us all and exchange ideas on how we can use Welsh devolved powers to speed up the end of prohibition in Wales and then take this model to Westminster. It was literally two…

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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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UK Cannabis Policy Is Failing Children – A Regulated Market Is Needed

A new report by VolteFace highlights the impact that cannabis policy is having on young people. The report’s focus is mainly on high strength THC cannabis that is purchased on the street and consumed by people who would be under the legal age if there were to be a legal cannabis market in the UK similar to that of Canada and a growing number of US states. The Children’s Inquiry report aims to highlight the increase in harm that current drug policy is having on young people and looks at…

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