Tories Hate Cannabis: Vote Tactically To Support Cannabis Reform

Today the Liberal Democrats announced in their manifesto that they will legalise, regulate and tax cannabis in the UK and include the cannabis social club model in these plans – if they are elected to run Government on June 8th. But what impact will this have? While the UK Cannabis Social Clubs have played a part in writing this policy and endorse it as a great stride in the right direction, echoing the motions taken by the elected Liberal government in Canada, we believe the best way to vote in…

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Cannabis in the Commonwealth

Today is marked down on the calendar as The Commonwealth of Nations Day, a celebration of which is formally known as The British Commonwealth and as such the remainder of the British Empire. Today it mainly stands as a way to keep trading agreements open between countries formerly ruled by Britain. With the legalisation of recreational cannabis starting to take root across the USA we are receiving the data that shows how many jobs have been legally created, how much tax has been paid to the state and how much…

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UK "Medical" Cannabis hits the news…but where does it leave recreational consumers?

The UK has just seen the launch of a big financially backed medical cannabis campaign, End Our Pain which has been seen in the national press this week, raised some cannabis enthusiasts hopes and ruffled some others feathers. But let’s look at the bigger picture.  We have seen a lot of comments both ways regarding the parliamentary report on medical cannabis and it’s recommendations for allowing medical use. We think it’s important to remember at times like this that unity will serve us better than squabbling. We can draw direct comparisons…

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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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Brexit: How Will The EU Referendum Affect Cannabis Policy?

There are as many arguments as to leave or remain in the Union as there are people within the UK it seems… However here is one you likely haven’t considered yet. What does it mean to me as a cannabis consumer? As part of our community, we often have greater concern over specific aspects of law or medical provision, even over travel, than many of our fellow citizens. It is important for us, not only as members of the public, but also cannabis consumers, to look at the implications of…

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