Thailand moves to legalise medical cannabis amid concerns Western monopolies will dominate

Thailand’s parliament has almost unanimously passed a bill to legalise medical cannabis, with only one member of the National Legislative Assembly abstaining and none opposing. The bill would amend the country’s Narcotics Act and also legalise the medical use of kratom, a plant indigenous to Thailand – but not officially recognised – as a treatment […]

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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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Dispatches shows Britain the benefits of legalisation in the US

Channel 4’s latest Dispatches episode featured former Scotland Yard chief Bernard Hogan-Howe, who visited the US to see if legalisation there could change his views on prohibition in Britain. Before the episode aired, he voiced his opinion in the media that the government should set-up a two-year review. Cannabis consumers in the UK responded to […]

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The evidence that cannabis legalisation has been a success in North America

Is the jury still out on the effects of legalised cannabis in North America? That is the debate that has been taking place among London School of Economics (LSE) bloggers. After Wayne Hall published a blog claiming that indeed, the jury is still out, Dr Daniel Bear replied wit a meticulous refutation, concluding that legalisation […]

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