UKCSC records Stop And Search podcast with LEAP UK, PCC Arfon Jones and Dr Melissa Bone

On 23 October UKCSC hosted an evening discussion in London with LEAP UK to record a show for Stop And Search, hosted on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip. Show host Jason Reed of LEAP UK was joined by UKCSC Chairman Greg de Hoedt, Arfon Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales, and Dr Melissa Bone, who lectures Law and Human Rights at the University of Leicester. About 25 supporters joined them at XXXIII to discuss recent developments with regards to cannabis reform and the future direction…

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Will Britain’s Medical Cannabis Policy Be Enough For Patients?

There has been huge fanfare over the medical cannabis announcement this week as it is a significant victory to see the UK Home Office admit defeat against their hardline stance that cannabis has no medical value. The celebration appeared to get louder when Home Secretary Sajid Javid made it known that cannabis flowers will be included in the prescriptions that can be made, by specialist consultants alone, if “none of the above” available options apply. While this may seem like the problem is solved, there remain some very real questions…

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Police chief tells Telegraph he backs UKCSC

The Telegraph has followed up yesterday’s story on anti-prohibition police commissioners and UK Cannabis Social Clubs after Arfon Jones (pictured above), Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, signalled his support for Spanish-style collectives where users sell home-grown drugs to each other. Jones told the Telegraph he was “sympathetic” to the clubs allowing users to grow their own cannabis for “regulated consumption by their members”. He added that authorities should focus instead on the “legal regulation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use”. Durham Constabulary said its officers would not…

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UK Update: Alfie Dingley could be granted medical cannabis licence in 4 weeks

After every possible legal avenue has been exacerbated pressure on the Government finally made them cave when Hannah Deacon, mother of Alfie Dingley who suffers from a rare debilitating form of epilepsy broke down their walls and managed to start the process for applying for a licence to import medical cannabis products from the Netherlands legally. Alfies mum shares an update about the process which sounds like some positive news. What started out as hope has now converted into belief for one mother desperately and diligently fighting for safe legal…

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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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