Tory Steve Double Sheds Crocodile Tears In Call To Ramp Up War On Cannabis

Tory Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, called for the intensification of the “war on cannabis” in Parliament on Tuesday as he successfully led opposition to Norman Lamb’s attempt to bring in a Bill on legalisation and regulation. With the motion defeated by 66 votes to 52, Double was helped by the fact […]

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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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US doctor tells UK Home Office to back right to grow or be left behind

A doctor from California who has found success tackling the US’s opioid crisis with cannabis has told Parliament that Britain is being left behind by its refusal to legalise cannabis. Dr Frank D’Ambrosio met patients and MPs in Westminster on Wednesday before delivering a letter to the Home Office outlining why it should change course […]

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Derbyshire PCC Hardyal Dhinsda: UK needs adult conversation about legalising cannabis social clubs

Hardyal Dhinsda, the Police Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire and National Lead for Drugs Misuse, has told BBC 5 Live that Britain needs to have “an adult conversation” about legalising cannabis social clubs and says that the concept is gaining traction among UK Police Crime Commissioners. The interview came after more national media coverage of UKCSC […]

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Video: Teeside Cannabis Club calls for cannabis social club licences on BBC News

Teeside Cannabis Social Club called for cannabis clubs to be given licences on BBC News on Wednesday. The visit from the state broadcaster gave the club the opportunity to show Britain the social benefits of its model. One member told the programme that “we come here for a safe environment where we know that cannabis […]

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