Paul Flynn, MP who campaigned for medical cannabis, dies aged 84

Paul Flynn, who once challenged MPs to smoke cannabis in parliament as an act of civil disobedience, died on Monday aged 84. The Welshman’s 32-year career in the House of Commons included the sensational speech just last year when he called the government’s drug policy an act of “barbaric stupidity” and told MPs they had […]

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WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis and descheduling pure CBD – reaction

The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has told the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, the category reserved for the most dangerous substances.  In 1954 the WHO started an initiative to eradicate cannabis from the […]

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This cannabis anthropologist thinks Wales should legalise weed

Social anthropologist Dr Axel Klein spoke at the Cannabis Industries Wales debut summit in January, telling the Welsh National Assembly that Wales should follow Uruguay and Bolivia in making radical changes to its drug laws and spelling out why the regenerative qualities of hemp have such an important contribution to make towards saving the environment […]

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Fight to keep dispensaries open in Vancouver provides lessons for UK cannabis clubs

Sensible BC director Dana Larsen is fighting to keep 29 dispensaries in Vancouver open which are not licensed by the provincial government. City of Vancouver officials are pressuring dispensaries to close and three Cannabis Culture locations have already shut down. In an email to the group’s supporters, Larsen states that medical patients are finding it […]

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Changing minds at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018

On 8 September 2018, UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt took part in a panel discussion at the Big Tent Ideas Festival at the Babraham Research Institute in Cambridgeshire. The panel, chaired by Steve Moore, founder and director of Volteface, featured Lib Dem MP and anti-prohibitionist Norman Lamb, George McBride of Hanway Associates, Lizzie McCullough, Director […]

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