About Deej Sullivan

Deej Sullivan is a writer and activist from the UK. He regularly writes on drug policy and politics for NORML UK, the UKCSCs, London Real, Politics.co.uk and his own blog, www.thedomesticextremist.co.uk

‘Cannabis Abuse’: Causation or Correlation?

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Featured|

A new study from Columbia University has attracted a great deal of press coverage in the past week. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry and authored by Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, et al, you would be forgiven for thinking it was actually two separate studies, given the way in which it has been reported. The [...]

Study Reveals New Findings Concerning Cannabis and IQ

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Featured, IQ|

One of the most prevalent cliches and stereotypes cannabis users get labelled with is that they’re stupid. That they’re less intelligent than the general population. “It’s called dope for a reason”, detractors often say, “smoking dope will make you dopey”. Back in July 2012, a study was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the [...]

French Drug Trial: A Tragedy We Can All Learn From

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Featured|

Late this morning reports began to surface of a tragedy in France. A drug trial in Rennes had gone horribly wrong, leaving at least one person in a coma and others in critical condition. Some reports suggested one person had died. The drug in question remains unknown, as do pretty much all of the details [...]

Hemp Oil vs. CBD-Rich Cannabis: The Need for Clarity

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis Oil|

Type ‘CBD Oil’ into amazon.co.uk today and you will be met with nearly 200 results over 13 pages. The majority of these results will be for small quantities of oil obtained from industrial hemp, with a few waxes thrown in and even one seller offering 50g of hemp ‘bud’, supposedly for making tea with. It [...]

Did the National Cancer Institute Say That Cannabis Helps Treat Cancer?

By | December 18th, 2015|Categories: Cancer|

Back in August of this year the USA’s National Cancer Institute quietly released a document entitled ‘Cannabis and cannabinoids – for health professionals’. As they stated themselves in the opening line of said document, its intention was to “provide an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with [...]

The 11 Most Important Cannabis Studies of All Time

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis|

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years by everyone from the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians; to Indians, Assyrians, and the ancient Arab world more generally. Whilst these ancient cultures were obviously aware of the therapeutic potential of cannabis, they existed before the dawn of modern science, and so obviously could [...]

Cannabis and Schizophrenia: The Debate That Won’t Die

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Schizophrenia|Tags: , , |

The debate over whether or not cannabis causes schizophrenia is one that has been raging since the dawn of prohibition. We’ve all seen the ludicrous “this is your brain on drugs” adverts, and heard the stark warnings from politicians about how smoking ‘skunk’ will ‘mess with your mind’. But what is the truth? As always, [...]

Christian Aid Report Urges New Cures for Global Drugs Trade

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: Charity|

A new report released by Christian Aid entitled 'Drugs and Illicit Practices: Assessing their impact on development and governance' has declared the war on drugs a failure. The Christian organisation has broken ranks from other charity groups, who have until now largely ignored the issue despite claiming to be campaigning for international development and against [...]