On 23 October UKCSC hosted an evening discussion in London with LEAP UK to record a show for Stop And Search, hosted on the Distractions Pieces Podcast Network created by Scroobius Pip.
Show host Jason Reed of LEAP UK was joined by UKCSC Chairman Greg de Hoedt, Arfon Jones, Police Crime Commissioner of North Wales, and Dr Melissa Bone, who lectures Law and Human Rights at the University of Leicester. About 25 supporters joined them at XXXIII to discuss recent developments with regards to cannabis reform and the future direction of the legalisation movement.
Melissa’s published work has documented the efforts of UKCSC in trying to bring about reform from a human rights standpoint and she is currently conducting a EU wide survey on Cannabis Social Clubs to gain a perspective on what level of interaction they have with consumers and at what stage in their journey they are. Arfon Jones has appeared at both the Wrexham Social Cannabis Club “Bud Tank” and made the trip to Teesside Cannabis Club “Exhale” in 2018, and supports not just decriminalisation but legalisation and the right to grow. His appearance was timely following the call by former Scotland Yard chief Bernard Hogan-Howe for the UK government to launch a legalisation review.
Watch this space for the Stop And Search podcast, which will be out in the next couple of weeks.
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