The causes of psychosis

Psychosis is defined as a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. But what causes it? Ask most people and one of the first answers they’d think of would probably be cannabis – an example of the population being miseducated en masse by pseudo-science and media scaremongering. Many people may even think that the very act of ‘getting high’ equates to an episode of psychosis. But getting high is simply euphoria or bliss experienced from increased levels of dopamine…

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Case of Eddie Braun Unpromising For Prescriptions by Specialist Doctors

The government has announced that specialist doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines but it remains to be seen if the new system will be any better than the ‘expert panel’. The evidence suggests not – while it was the expert panel that rejected the application this month of Eddie Braun, a three-year old who suffers with severe epilepsy, his neurologist – ie a specialist – was partly to blame. Eddie suffered with up to 500 seizures a day until cannabis oil bought over the counter reduced this to…

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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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Will Swindon Ever Get A Cannabis Social Club?

By Phil Monk I’m a 39-year-old Shropshire lad, raised in North Wales, now living in the heart of wonderful Wiltshire. I’m also a non-practicing teacher of Spanish, literacy, ESOL & numeracy, a husband and father of three, and now a cannabis activist disabled by chronic myofascial pain from joint hypermobility syndrome, bilateral ulnar impaction syndrome, and depression. I’d used cannabis in secret, like so many, from the age of 16. I thought I was just another “pothead”. Now, after four years of extensive reading, I realise this was to manage…

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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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