American Marijuana Saga: Are Trump and Sessions Starting A New Drug War?

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on dragging US drug policy back to the eighties, but doing so would have potentially disastrous consequences at home and abroad. Last week, Attorney General Sessions repealed the Cole Memo – an Obama-era policy directive which essentially paved the way for the legalisation of cannabis by instructing federal law enforcement not to prioritise the enforcement of federal drug law in states with medical and/or adult-use cannabis laws.   The Memo had been seen as a green light by cannabusinesses, who capitalised on the government’s…

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Colorado Cannabis Social Club? Battle for social consumption continues

As our organisation slogan says “There’s more to cannabis than just availability” and that is something that really applies to those who are still dreaming of the perfect situation in Denver, Colorado. They are famed for being the most advanced legal recreational states in the US but short of being able to buy it in a shop or own a legal business if you can meet all the requirements there’s still something fundementally important about cannabis consumption that is missing. Social consumption.  There aren’t any legal clubs or weed bars…

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Why I travel across the world with my bicycle and a vape

Hello UKCSC! I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to write to you on my project, Healthy Stoner. I started the blog because even back when I used to smoke cannabis (pipes, bongs, and joints) like many people do I always loved getting out and doing stuff, stoned. In Bristol whilst studying at UWE I used to love going out for stoned bike rides with my mates, exploring the fringes of the city. Weed just enhanced the fun we were having. I’m a 100% recreational user of cannabis. Everyone has…

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Isle Of Man Push For Medical Cannabis Trials

Member of the House of Keys, the Isle Of Man Parliament, Dr Alex Allinson has proposed to the Attorney General that there should be more investigations into cannabis including clinical trials.   In a short segment published on Manx Radio from an interview with Tynwald MHK for Ramsey, Dr Alex Allinson he states that he has had talks about the issue. He is also the  previous President of Isle of Man Medical Society.     “I hope we can have a motion before the 25th of April” he says, and…

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Cannabis in the Commonwealth

Today is marked down on the calendar as The Commonwealth of Nations Day, a celebration of which is formally known as The British Commonwealth and as such the remainder of the British Empire. Today it mainly stands as a way to keep trading agreements open between countries formerly ruled by Britain. With the legalisation of recreational cannabis starting to take root across the USA we are receiving the data that shows how many jobs have been legally created, how much tax has been paid to the state and how much…

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