Cannabis Regulation and Legalisation Bill 2016 dropped

On the 23rd March 2016, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, Mr. Norman Lamb, made a historic proposal in a ten minute speech to the House of Commons. Mr. Lamb outlined and endorsed a system of total regulation and legalisation of cannabis in the UK, focusing primarily on the recreational cannabis with peripheral reference to medicinal cannabis. The proposal included a threefold approach to production of recreational cannabis: ‘unlicensed home growing for personal use, small scale licensed production for membership based ‘cannabis social clubs’, and larger scale licensed production…

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Could Cannabis be a solution to the woes of the Care Industry?

By Sam Armstrong It seems like every week these days, various media outlets run a story on yet another scandal regarding the care industry in the United Kingdom. Cuts are up, staff are working unsociable hours for unreasonable pay, often unable to spend valuable one to one time with their service users, all ranging from young adults with learning difficulties, disabled adults and the elderly members of our communities who for varying medical reasons require the support, love and compassion of thousands of men and women throughout this country (many…

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Over 50 People Enjoy Herb and Sunshine in Hyde Park, Leeds

The sun was shining down on Hyde Park, Leeds this past Saturday, 28th September, in particular on a spot visible from the skatepark with some shade from the trees, near the concreted area with bins and a bench. This is where Leeds Cannabis Social Club gathered to peacefully celebrate cannabis culture and the plant’s plethora of uses, benefits and medical properties. Having had unstable weather reports throughout the month leading up to the event expectations of the turnout and success of the day were widely varied. As only a few…

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Leeds CSC Protest to Mark 88th Anniversary of Cannabis Prohibition

After the recent success of the Cannabis Social Clubs all across the UK in recent weeks and months, it is no surprise that Leeds, West Yorkshire has been organising its own public protest, Saturday 28th September 2013, Hyde Park. By a stroke of luck and nothing else, it just so happens that this Saturday, the 28th September 2013 falls on the 88th anniversary of the 1925 Dangerous Drugs Act. The Independent Drugs Monitoring Unit (http://www.idmu.co.uk/) says “There were no British domestic reasons, no lobbying for or against prohibition, and no…

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