Cannabis factory raided in Norwich shows why War on Drugs continues to fail

Only international co-operation between official agencies can stop illegal cannabis farms such as the one recently raided by police in Norwich, according to the judge overseeing a case against two Albanian men who had been recruited by a gang. That this is seen as the ‘only’ solution given that international co-operation ie the ‘War on Drugs’ has failed for years is myopic at the very least. The real solution is a legalised, regulated market. Police raided the premises, a 6,000sq ft warehouse, on July 25 and found nearly 1,000 cannabis…

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Do Teenagers in the UK Need More Realistic Drug Education?

By Haig Stringer Remember ‘Just say no’, Talk to Frank or ill-conceived anecdotes of teenage drugs misuse intended to foster abstinence? Did these ploys prevent you from using drugs? Maybe*. But more importantly, did these techniques equip you with information you would need to manage both the benefits and harms of legal and illegal substances or to understand how different drug policies influence personal health? Almost certainly not. Currently, the UK government states that schools have a ‘clear role to play in preventing drug misuse’ and should utilise that responsibility…

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Steps2Recovery rep claims smack & crack safer than weed.

London drug rehab therapist, that purports to help recovering drug addicts claimed on the BBC’s Newsbeat documentary that heroin and crack cocaine are more spiritual and safer than cannabis … but the internet hit back! As was reported on the Cannabis Geek’s website, a massive outrage was sparked when, Louisa Philips Kulukundis, a registered therapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, claimed on the BBC’s Newsbeat that she would prefer it if her son took heroin or crack over skunk. “I told my oldest son I would prefer him…

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Mugged for Meds: "Next thing you know mateys jumped out his car and taken my car keys"

Cannabis is far from legal in the UK despite the vast social progresses the movement has seemingly made. And thanks to its continued prohibition there are many incidents where people going to purchase their cannabis either don’t get what they are looking for, or worse, end up with more than they bargained for.  This weekend at the end of July, a member of the newly formed Kent Cannabis Social Club was unable to find something from his usual source, so he resorted looking online for a “reputable” vendor thinking that he…

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