Building Political Momentum For Cannabis Decriminalisation

By Phil James, Wrexham Social Cannabis Club During the summer of 2018, the subject of cannabis was often in the headlines. More than ever before, this season has exposed how the politicians and the establishment are hopelessly ignorant on almost every aspect of cannabis. We saw numerous cases of mothers with children suffering from pharmaceutical resistant epilepsy being denied access to medicinal cannabis products by the UK government. Like a sick game of chicken, the politicians tried their luck at a zero-tolerance approach in full view of the British media.…

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Being A Cannabis Activist Can Make Your Head And Your Heart Spin

The front line of cannabis activism is tough and can be a twisted roller coaster of emotions much of the time, especially as a care provider for people with lifelong and/or terminal illnesses. I myself have personally defied the prognosis of death that was given to me by my NHS gastroenterologist consultant in 2010 thanks to cannabis oil. So when people contact me and tell me that they have been given only a few days, weeks, months or a couple of years to live I find it incredibly hard to…

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"Sheepishly, she told me, "We’re doing this to cancer sufferers too."

The Angry Stoner By Trev Coleman Every day, my first job is to wake and bake. Cup of rosy, nice joint of whatever I may have at that time, and go for a walk in the countryside with my dog. It’s quite a beautiful area where I live, all mountain high and river low, vast forests and a horizon that stretches forever. It’s a stoners paradise. Every day I look at that horizon, that landscape, that view, as I smile wryly to myself and think…what the hell are we playing…

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Warring with terminology: A different critique at the portrayal most media gives of "drugs".

I am honestly tired of people that think there are “certain” drugs. For this simple reason: everything is a drug, and specifically, your food is a drug. Why? Because a drug is any substance that causes a physiological change in the body. Wikipedia exempts food from this category, but I disagree, and if you kindly allow me your attention, I will describe why in the hopes of offering a different viewpoint while providing examples that are easy to extrapolate to address the issues currently derived from our failed drug policies.…

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Is the UK failing young men on suicide?

When people talk about medical cannabis use, most people envision physical disabilities and life long diseases. While this is true, cannabis is used for chronic pain and depression which are not so easily visibly recognisable. Having a diagnosed medical condition can give you a 1 in 10 chance of committing suicide. What are the chances that the rates of this are higher when patients are unable to access the medicine that treats their condition because the law is preventing them? If we take a look at the UK suicide statistics…

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