US doctor tells UK Home Office to back right to grow or be left behind

A doctor from California who has found success tackling the US’s opioid crisis with cannabis has told Parliament that Britain is being left behind by its refusal to legalise cannabis. Dr Frank D’Ambrosio met patients and MPs in Westminster on Wednesday before delivering a letter to the Home Office outlining why it should change course from allowing Big Pharma to monopolise the cannabis market. Dr D’Ambrosio told Metro.co.uk: ‘The UK has fallen short when it comes to cannabis. ‘Disinformation from Big Pharma and doctor ignorance is leaving patients vulnerable to…

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This Week In Weed – 21 September 2018

South Africa legalises private use of cannabis South Africa’s Constitutional Court has approved the private use and cultivation of cannabis and told its Parliament to change the law within 24 months. In a unanimous ruling, judges declared as unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation. Selling and smoking cannabis – popularly known as “dagga” in South Africa – in public places remains illegal. South Africa joins a growing list of African countries embracing the legal use of marijuana. Last year, Lesotho became the first…

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Government rejects referendum on the legalisation of cannabis

The government has rejected a petition calling for a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis in Britain. The petition has been signed by 26,000 people and would usually be debated in parliament once it reached 100,000 names. A response to the petition says “this Government has no plans to legalise cannabis and there are no plans to hold a referendum on the matter” because “here is a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence to show that controlled drugs, such as cannabis, are harmful…” The government is using the law…

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Patients Wanting Cheaper, More Consistent Cannabis Must Grow

Finding the right tent, lights and fan can be a daunting prospect for new growers: What do you need? How do you know what is right for your situation? How do you avoid overkill? The UK Cannabis Social Clubs (UKCSC) are offering patients the opportunity to learn how to produce the medicine they desperately need at the lowest possible price – and it’s working. Our events are key to teaching our members how they can continue to medicate themselves for the fairest possible price.   The benefits: You aren’t funding…

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Product Earth Expo 2017: It’s back…in BIRMINGHAM!

That’s right the Hemp and Alternative Lifestyle Expo is back in a new setting with the same good vibes and this year it is being hosted in the midlands city of Birmingham! It’s all that seems to be talked about at the many events that are now happening no-stop right around the UK. From sessions in Scotland to BBQ’s in Brighton the community in the UK really has picked up the pace and started to establish a real grassroots movement that they are putting their mark on and influencing a…

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