2018 prosecution figures reveal extent of ‘postcode lottery’ for cannabis possession

The latest statistics in prosecutions for cannabis possession have revealed the extent of the ‘postcode lottery’ cannabis users face with regards to the policing of prohibition. The Sunday Mirror obtained the figures from the Home Office, revealing the average prosecution rate nationwide in 2018 was 27.7%. In some areas one in 10 caught with the […]

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Professor Green denounces police moves to expand stop and search along with racist media portrayal of knife crime

Stephen Manderson, better known by his stage name Professor Green, has denounced police moves to expand stop and search powers along with racist media portrayals of knife crime as a predominantly black issue. Police chiefs want to trigger an expansion of stop and search by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs against a […]

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Comment: Police do not give cannabis users tacit approval

By Edouard-Henri Desforges, UK Cannabis Social Clubs Deputy Vice Chairman The police have been accused by Conservatives of giving ‘tacit approval’ to collectives like the UKCSC. Our modern constabulary are mostly involved in ‘responsive policing’ – maybe cannabis users simply do not merit citizens reporting the crime? Possession of medical cannabis is a victimless crime […]

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Anti-prohibition police commissioners targeted by Conservatives

The Daily Telegraph has run an article saying that “police have been accused of giving tacit support to ‘cannabis clubs’ where paying members can meet and take the drug without fear of prosecution”. Claiming that “police leaders have been rebuked by the Government”, the paper quotes a Home Office spokesman who says: “The trade and […]

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