Could a legal cannabis industry turn Africa into the workshop of the world?

By Barnaby De Hoedt A legal cannabis industry in Africa could be worth more than $7.1bn a year by 2023 if legislation is introduced in a number of the continent’s major markets, according to The African Cannabis Report by Prohibition Partners. The report notes that the continent has a long history of cannabis cultivation. The […]

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Will Sadiq Khan Follow New York Mayor de Blasio In Calling for Legal Weed?

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his support behind cannabis legalisation at the end of 2018, saying that it should be accompanied by the expungement of 700,000 New Yorkers arrested for low-level marijuana possession, along with equity programmes to encourage diversity in a new industry which he says he wants to see kept out […]

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UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt tells Welsh National Assembly to legalise cannabis clubs for jobs and public health and safety

UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt told the Welsh National Assembly that Wales should legalise cannabis clubs to create jobs and lift public health and safety in his speech to the Cannabis Wales Industry summit on 8 January. Greg started by explaining how the UK health service had failed him when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s, […]

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Changing minds at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018

On 8 September 2018, UKCSC chairman Greg de Hoedt took part in a panel discussion at the Big Tent Ideas Festival at the Babraham Research Institute in Cambridgeshire. The panel, chaired by Steve Moore, founder and director of Volteface, featured Lib Dem MP and anti-prohibitionist Norman Lamb, George McBride of Hanway Associates, Lizzie McCullough, Director […]

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