Six Police Crime Commissioners Back Legalisation of UK Cannabis Social Club Model

Six Police Crime Commissioners have come out in support of the legalisation of the model exemplified by UK Cannabis Social Clubs and others like it. The six PCCs represent: West Midlands, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Durham, North Wales, and Avon and Somerset. The PCCs for Gloucestershire and Dorsets also say they do not believe criminalisation is necessary, while a further six say the ‘crime’ of cannabis use is not a focus for them or they were open to discussion about it. But 16 remain actively opposed to decriminalisation. All 39…

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UK Cannabis Policy Is Failing Children – A Regulated Market Is Needed

A new report by VolteFace highlights the impact that cannabis policy is having on young people. The report’s focus is mainly on high strength THC cannabis that is purchased on the street and consumed by people who would be under the legal age if there were to be a legal cannabis market in the UK similar to that of Canada and a growing number of US states. The Children’s Inquiry report aims to highlight the increase in harm that current drug policy is having on young people and looks at…

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This Week In Weed – 9 September 2018

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has made headlines for smoking weed during an interview with Joe Rogan – hardly his biggest controversy! Towards the end of the conversation, which covered everything from Musk’s infamous flamethrowers to plans for an electric plane, the Tesla founder appeared surprised when Rogan took a joint out of a glass vial. After being assured it was legal, he took up the offer. It was Musk’s first public appearance since he last month abandoned his bid to take Tesla private in a record £55bn deal, after the…

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Canadian Army Can Legally Get High/Smoke Weed

With cannabis being legalised in Canada, the country’s military are set to receive instructions about when they are allowed to consume the drug – but they will be allowed to. According to reports, the Department of National Defence is moving to make the rules clear to its 100,000 members. They will be banned from consuming marijuana eight hours before duty. In some situations, both consumption and possession of cannabis would be banned, including when a military member is deployed to an international operation, except for a period of authorized leave.…

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Cannabis Consumers Job Applications Denied in Growing US Marijuana Industry

Cannabis consumers who would like to work in the legalised cannabis industry in the US are often being denied jobs, according to Forbes. In Florida, where the state’s medical marijuana market is in its infancy, cannabis operations are rushing to hire budtenders, cultivation experts and various other workers to assist in serving the hundreds of thousands of patients. However, many businesses are simply refusing to hire marijuana users and people with drug-related blemishes on their record, regardless of their qualifications. Such high standards have disqualified the majority of job applicants.…

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