With so much taking place in the UK Cannabis Movement now both at the grassroots level and within local and national politics, we thought it would be great for you to have your say and reach out to the thousands of readers we have here at ukcsc.co.uk.

It can be paragraph sized to a full blog and if approved by our team will be published either in the open comment section below or as a main blog article.

So! If you have any opinions, musings or commentary on UK activism, politics and campaigning what are you waiting for? Get in touch! Have your say.

14 thoughts on “Open Comment

  1. At the age of 11 I went to high school, whoa it was massive, compared to the little country primary school i had spent my early years at. I was brown in skin colour, kinda light coffee, in a school of predominantly white kids. My next 7 years were pretty violent I got bullied from day one , i wasn’t very big 4″9″ when i first arrived, but by 13/14 years old something occurred ,,,, I grew! Adolescence had hit balls had dropped testosterone was flowing and i got angry! and before long I was a dude with a rep spread across every school in the county, this followed me after I left school , the 70s, football violence, the nightclub violence, inter town violence, all fuelled with alcohol, I was a lad!!
    I came from a decent family, mum , dad , both teachers, holidays abroad when we were kids, and i was repaying them with weekly visits from the law, fines from court, people talking behind hands about there despicable violent son, I was pretty bad ass. Look at me wrong pal your games over, that was me! Until one night, 19 years old, my mate invited me to a his older bros party , big posh gaff, mam and dad away , it was pretty cool ! That nite was the first nite of my life,” i smoked Ganja”, it was life changing! All these dudes were in the garden passing this thing around I found out later it was called a Chillum, they were smoking something that a guy who i only knew as Lebanese Dave had fetched back from his latest travels in Morocco. Nepalese Temple Ball!! one blast on the Chillum!!! Nirvana found!! I had the best nite of my life with these people they were older, maybe a bit hippy throw back ,,, but introducing me to this amazing thing called weed ,, changed my life. The violence stopped because alcohol was no longer my entertainment, in fact my whole life changed , I could take control and didn’t feel the need to be this big hard dude anymore, which really i think was the wall i was hiding behind from my school days , my parents celebrate the day i found cannabis too, there lives became easier and we built a new relationship. Since those days and I am 54 years old now ,, the only time i haven’t smoked weed each day is when I holiday in countries where your fucked if ya caught, other than that, doubt I’ve missed a day . Hey and guess what Ive been an upstanding citizen worked all my life ran my own business paid my taxes, and never broken the law BAAAAAAH the ridiculous one thats stops me growing a plant that has helped me, and so many others enjoy a decent life without bothering anybody else. . Where as, if I had stayed with the socially accepted and legal drug, Alcohol, I would probably be dead or doing life for alcohol enraged fury!!! VIVA LA WEED!! :))/) Hasta La Victoria Siempre! The Real Truth is Out There 🙂

  2. Hi would really like to get in touch with more open minded people like myself in the south and maybe even somewhere people could go and smoke.

    I suffered severe depression and was on tablets until I stopped taking them and cured myself through smoking cannabis has enabled me to go and get an job.

  3. Inspiring mate! I’m glad you’ve carved a better path for yourself.
    Thank you for sharing and I hope you continue to spread the message ✌️

  4. I just need to say to (what feels like a room!) of people wanting to change the world – IT REALLY IS OKAY TO DELEGATE!

    Please don’t feel as though you can/need to do everything as just one person! We are a Cannabis COMMUNITY and should be supporting each other! ✊✨

    We might all have a similar passion but all have our different strengths… What abilities do you have that a club might need? Whatever you are good at, chances are that we need you and can harness and utilise your skills for the benefit of everyone 🙂

    My background is 12+ years in business administration (thus the most organised and process-driven stoner you’ll ever meet 😉 ) #sorrynotsorry .. I’m only realising now after almost a year of chairing #MKCSC (Milton Keynes CSC) how sought after my skills might be.. 😅

    The club(s) in your area might not be where you think they should be because they are lacking people like YOU! 💪😍

    Don’t forget that all clubs are run on a volunteer basis and no members or staff are paid for their input or time #supportyourlocalcannabisclub 😉

  5. open comment about how 420 is my medicine while medicating lol how long will i type for ? oops where my lighter .. lol huge shout out to all those who are doing more to prove how beneficial cannabis can be.. we all know ourselves it works but so many people have the that opinion i use obvious your general hazes and can happily go to work in a nightclub with and emotionally unstable personality disorder ad kleinfelters syndrome amongst other issues i also use edibles and canna caps made to choice and wow do they work .. li feel like the man i know i can become when i medicate properly or a frail old man if i dont (32not old) im about to venture down the cbd path as i know alot of products teas coffee etc courtesy of the cbd cafe uk his teas work for so many different reason ..

    @420musicalhooligan instagram

    wishing you all a happy 420 whenever your next one is.
    stay lifted
    stay humble
    peace love and unity

  6. HI,
    My other half has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer which is inoperable. We are desperate to ty anything which may help, and would like advice on where to obtain Cannabis oil, Don’t want to resort to blindly ordering on the internet as we don’t know what we may be getting. Any advice on how to get hold of the oil without getting ripped off?? Many thanks in advance for any advice you can give. xx

    1. I have no real experience if this but I know that a man called Rik Simpson in the US could be a good bet. He is quite famous for making canbabis Oil for cancer sufferers. It is known as RSO – Rick Simpson Oil. All the best to you both

  7. Hi ya, is there a group that knows about the medical side to this.. I have a mother with skin cancer and a child with adhd, ocd, anxiety and depression. I’m at my wits end at home, she’s on meds already and I have problems her taking them. I’m on meds to help me cope.
    Started growing , became a member waiting for info on tagging but it all seems very high tech regarding yield, weights etc
    Any advice would be much appreciated 😩

  8. hi,
    I reside in watford, hertfordshire and would be interested in setting up a club. i have always had difficulty understanding written information. Is there someone out there willing to explain the whole CSC thing to me.
    i know of someone who disposes of his trim, however i have been experimenting with coconut oil. (a friend has been treating his wife’s tremmors with this oil – its like a light switch!?)
    handyconstruction1@gmail.com to set something up.
    regards Snoop

  9. Hello,

    I’m a chronic pain sufferer. I have had several operations over the last few years and due to the high level of pain I have I’m on OxyContin, liquid morphine, Gabbapentin and antidepressants.

    I’ve been taking progressively more over time. I had to take a lot of time off work and needed to change my contract hours permanently. This has reduced my salary. My home life has been disrupted too. My wife has had to put up with a husband who has lost almost all of his personality.

    These drugs are good in the fact that I can function but they are slowly grinding me down. I forget things, I’m lazy, I need to sleep a lot and I’m very depressed. Although the drugs help they don’t actually cure the pain. You just care less about it. You care less about everything else too unfortunately.

    Cannabis is the only drug that can make me happy again despite all of the above. I can sit and laugh with my wife again. I can think creatively and enjoy life a bit more. I can eat too which is a blessing as this much opioids makes you sick all the time.

    I can only get stuff off the street and I can’t smoke it due to my health issues.

    I vape flower from time to time but most of the time I’ll try to cook with it. It is heartbreaking to see all the wonderful looking edibles online and strengths when all I can get is street weed with no idea of how much I’m taking.

    I’m hoping I can join an actual club in the Manchester area but I don’t know anyone who could vouch for me. So I think I’ll not be successful in that for some time.

    I’m not capable of the security needed to use the dark web and that sounds scary to me.

    It’s all scary really.

    I hope I can access medical cannabis when it comes available but I’m worried I will become known as a drug seeker. When you are on the drugs that I’m on, you are under a lot of scrutiny. If I loose a pill down the back of the sofa I have to report it. So going in and asking for cannabis meds might not look good for me. They really do get shirty even when I’ve suggested that it’s an option in other countries.

    I don’t actually know how much longer I can take being on these meds full time. I joined this group to see if I could help myself a little and perhaps meet others who are on the same drugs as me that I might be able to relate to.

    Sorry if this is depressing to read.

  10. First and foremost, alcohol was my gateway into the world of cannabis. I started smoking it at 20 after a couple of years of not enjoying drinking alcohol. Cannabis is far more enjoyable and far far safer without any side effects that I don’t like.
    Not long after I started smoking cannabis, I noticed a positive effect on my crohns symptoms – less pain/cramping, fixes nausea, helped brighten my mood away from depression, and helps calm my anxiety down. Science has recently determined that cannabis does indeed have medicinal properties for a large range of ailments, including crohns, which backs up my personal findings. It also contradicts what the government has been peddling for decades.
    The longer cannabis remains illegal in the UK, despite overwhelming evidence showing the government has been lying, the more of an embarrassment it will be for them when they do legalise it. I know what I’d do if I ran the government, and it wouldn’t involve corruption, or profits before people, as is the case in the current Tory government.

  11. Well people in Scotland would like more Cannabis Social Clubs. Its been a drag Facebook not showing cannabis searches as it hinders people from finding out new stuff. Most cannabis fans do not seem to be on Twitter. Scottish Parliament/ Government is fairly keen on their being more access to medicinal cannabis – it seems to have cross party support. They are stymied by UK Home Office but could possibly do something via control of Police Scotland if they could control Police Scotland which is a bit too big for its boots. They could either allow a minimum number of plants to be ‘ignored’ by police and or accept doctors letters (GPs as well as Specialists) as evidence for medicinal use. You probably know the alleged medicinal legalisation of 1st November has no medicines, training for doctors or Health Service budget streams behind it and families of sick children are once again cannabis refugees to Canada, Netherlands, Spain and so on.
    Best short term thing Home Office could do is to raise the permitted THC limit for plants and preparations. Then THC tinctures could be sold in chemists, health shops etc as well as CBD ones. Farmers should be encouraged to grow more hemp by Home Office reducing the red tape/ paperwork putting farmers off diversifying into hemp. It likes global warming!

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