‘Kingdom in the sky’ Lesotho attracts global cannabis investors

Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is emerging as a hotspot for investment in cannabis crops since it became the first African nation to legalise the growth of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in 2017. Known as “the kingdom in the sky”, the high altitude combines with fertile soils for high-quality crops. […]

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Carly Barton pays private specialist £2,500 to become first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis in ‘strategic move to test the system’

Carly Barton, Deputy Director at United Patients Alliance, is thought to have become the first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis – but she has had to pay a private specialist £2,500 for just three months’ worth. She described it as a “strategic” move to test and expose the system. She hopes that an NHS […]

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The Exit Drug: Cannabis and the opioid crisis

Cannabis has long been stigmatised as a ‘gateway drug’ to ‘harder substances’. This has always been a bogus claim. Studies have shown that, even among the heaviest cannabis users, the vast majority do not move onto opiates. Meanwhile, the relatively small number that have are most likely to have done so because the illegal status […]

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Police and courts condemn man who grew cannabis to treat pain in act of useless wickedness

A man from Stoke who grew cannabis to treat pain and because of the poor quality obtainable on the black market has been sentenced to rehabilitation and unpaid community service. The case once again demonstrates the inhumane wickedness of prohibition and the wastefulness it generates in terms of police and state time and resources. Christopher […]

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