Paul Flynn, MP who campaigned for medical cannabis, dies aged 84

Paul Flynn, who once challenged MPs to smoke cannabis in parliament as an act of civil disobedience, died on Monday aged 84. The Welshman’s 32-year career in the House of Commons included the sensational speech just last year when he called the government’s drug policy an act of “barbaric stupidity” and told MPs they had […]

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House Of Commons Narrowly Defeats Norman Lamb Bill For Legalisation And Regulation of Cannabis As Labour Whips MPs To Abstain

MPs blocked by a narrow margin an attempt by Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb to bring in a Bill on legalising and regulating cannabis on Tuesday, by 66 votes to 52. The vote was to bring in a Bill that would later progress to a vote on changing the law, not to change the law itself […]

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Labour MP Jeff Smith calls for end to the ‘national scandal’ of prohibition

Jeff Smith – Labour MP for Manchester Withington and Chair of the All-party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, a cross party group of MPs and Peers campaigning for evidence-based drug policy – has written a column in the Manchester Evening News calling for drugs to be legalised. Smith, who has expressed interest in visiting […]

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Building Political Momentum For Cannabis Decriminalisation

By Phil James, Wrexham Social Cannabis Club During the summer of 2018, the subject of cannabis was often in the headlines. More than ever before, this season has exposed how the politicians and the establishment are hopelessly ignorant on almost every aspect of cannabis. We saw numerous cases of mothers with children suffering from pharmaceutical […]

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