Luxembourg to make history by becoming the first European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Europe, Legalisation, News|

Luxembourg is set to make history by becoming the first European country to end the prohibition of cannabis. The plan to legalise cannabis for recreational use was confirmed by Luxembourg’s Health Minister, Etienne Schneider. The new law, which would permit residents over the age of 18 to legally purchase cannabis, is expected to [...]

A fresh take on British cannabis campaigning: We The Undersigned

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Charity, Community, Decriminalisation, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, UK|

Campaigning for wider access to cannabis in the UK has a long and fruitful history. Beginning as a movement for general access to cannabis as a recreational drug before evolving (or devolving depending on your perspective) into a more sophisticated and well-funded campaign specifically designed to enlighten and engage the British public into [...]

Thailand to launch five new medical cannabis products in August

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, News, Research, Uncategorised|

Thailand is set to launch five new medical cannabis products next month, according to reports. Thailand’s Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TTAM) has announced that it intend to release two manufactured and three “ready-to-mix” recipes for cannabis-based medicines to hospitals and doctors across the country next month, providing it can acquire [...]

British politician claims UK trials will no longer be needed for licensing medical cannabis products

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told MPs that medical cannabis will no longer need to be tested via randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK in order to be licensed. Medical cannabis products will now be able to be licensed if evidence for their efficacy for certain medical conditions already exists. For example, [...]

Manchester authorities issue health warning as drug dealers are selling “THC Vape” juices containing “Spice”

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, UK|

At least nine youths in Manchester have been hospitalised by “THC vape liquid” containing the dangerous drug “Spice.” According to Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel (GMDAP), at least six incidents of youths collapsing have been reported in the Greater Manchester area since February 2019. The GMDAP, which brings together police, NHS, local authorities and drug [...]

Hawaii Becomes 26th State to decriminalises cannabis possession

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, USA|Tags: |

Hawaii has become the 26th State in the US to decriminalise cannabis. Bill HB1383 decriminalises possession of a small amount of cannabis. Those caught with less than three grams will no longer face criminal prosecution, but may still be subject to a fine up to $130. Three grams is the minimum threshold any [...]

Conservative-funded survey finds half of British public now support legalising recreational cannabis

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Poll, Research, UK|

A Conservative-funded YouGov poll has found nearly half of British adults now support the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG), which commissioned the poll, surveyed 1,690 people on their views relating to the cannabis, finding “clear and growing appetite” for a more liberal approach to drug policy in the UK. [...]

A new study has found the best way to prevent children accessing cannabis is to legalise its recreational use

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, Research, UK, USA|

One of the most common arguments used against legalising cannabis is that it would make it easier to access for children. A new study from America, however, has found that legalising recreational cannabis actually leads to a decline in use among teenagers, offering a serious challenge to the prohibition on cannabis. Researchers at [...]

Conservative think tank, The Adam Smith Institute, calls on British Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , , , |

A leading think thank has called on the Conservative Party to legalise cannabis for recreational as well as medicinal use to help reduce crime and to provide a boost to the British economy. The Adam Smith Institute, a non-profit neoliberal think tank and lobbying group, teamed up with Volteface, a pro-harm reduction advocacy [...]

Ireland to launch 5-year medical cannabis trial

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Ireland, Legalisation, News, UK|

Patients in Ireland are one step closer to legal medical cannabis after new legislation was signed into law. The legislation, signed by Ireland’s Health Minister Simon Harris, will create the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis. According to Harris, the legislation will take “a little bit of time to fully establish [...]