Centre for Medical Cannabis doesn’t think decriminalisation is necessary

The Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC), a new lobbying organisation which launched on Monday 10 December at the Academy of Medical Sciences, has said that it isn’t yet recommending decriminalisation of cannabis consumers. Steve Moore, one of its founders, said on Twitter that decriminalisation would “not advance how cannabis can be used as a medicine” […]

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Tory Steve Double Sheds Crocodile Tears In Call To Ramp Up War On Cannabis

Tory Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, called for the intensification of the “war on cannabis” in Parliament on Tuesday as he successfully led opposition to Norman Lamb’s attempt to bring in a Bill on legalisation and regulation. With the motion defeated by 66 votes to 52, Double was helped by the fact […]

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House Of Commons Narrowly Defeats Norman Lamb Bill For Legalisation And Regulation of Cannabis As Labour Whips MPs To Abstain

MPs blocked by a narrow margin an attempt by Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb to bring in a Bill on legalising and regulating cannabis on Tuesday, by 66 votes to 52. The vote was to bring in a Bill that would later progress to a vote on changing the law, not to change the law itself […]

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Welsh Tory Darren Millar faces backlash after attacking PCC Arfon Jones for visiting cannabis clubs

Welsh Tory Darren Millar has faced a backlash after he attacked the Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales, Arfon Jones, in the Welsh Assembly for visiting a UKCSC cannabis club. Millar, Assembly Member (AM) for Clwyd West, called on the Welsh Government to “condemn the actions” of Jones “for his irresponsible behaviour in visiting cannabis […]

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Labour MP Jeff Smith calls for end to the ‘national scandal’ of prohibition

Jeff Smith – Labour MP for Manchester Withington and Chair of the All-party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, a cross party group of MPs and Peers campaigning for evidence-based drug policy – has written a column in the Manchester Evening News calling for drugs to be legalised. Smith, who has expressed interest in visiting […]

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