Majority of Londoners want UK Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

A new poll has found that the majority of Londoners support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. The survey, commissioned by Volteface for the Evening Standard and conducted by Survation, highlights just how unpopular current cannabis laws are in the UK. The survey asked Londoners: “Do you support or oppose the regulation [...]

Illinois becomes latest US state to legalise recreational cannabis

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, USA|Tags: , |

Illinois has become the 11th state in the US to legalise cannabis for recreational use. A bill which allows the purchase and possession of cannabis was signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor, JB Pritzker. Citizens of Illinois aged 21 and over will now be able to legally possess up to 30 [...]

French economists recommend MPs to legalise distribution and use of cannabis

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Economists, France, Legalisation, News|

France could become the next European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use. Members of France’s Parliament, including MPs from Emmanuel Macron’s party, are looking to introduce a bill which would legalise the use and distribution of cannabis. The move has been predicted to raise as much as €2.8bn in additional annual tax [...]

Scotland could be getting its first legal cannabis farm

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Farm, Legalisation, News, Research, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Plans to open Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm have been announced. Australian firm LeafCann has opened a discussion with North Ayrshire Council about opening a potential farm in Irvine. A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council offered a coy statement about the potential of hosting Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm “We are aware of [...]

British Home Office returns epileptic girl’s seized medical cannabis to mother

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, UK|

A British mother who had medical cannabis seized by Border Force officials has had the “life-changing” medication returned to her following an exhausting ordeal. Tegan Appleby, 9, suffers a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy. Conventional medications have failed to help ease Tegan’s suffering. Despite doctor’s best efforts to control her seizures with ‘Government [...]

Nevada becomes first state to ban pre-employment cannabis tests

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Employment, Legalisation, Nevada, News, Urine Test, USA|

Imagine going for an interview for your dream job. You pass all the preliminary rounds with flying colours, it looks certain you will be offered the position. Everything is going great, until you are asked to pee in a cup to test for alcohol. Alcohol is legal, but employers are still refusing to [...]

For the few, not the many: Conservative MPs criminalise cannabis despite admitting use

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Conservative Party, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , |

One rule for them, another for us. As we draw closer to the election for the new Conservative Party leader, and for the honour of Prime Minister, more and more candidates are admitting they have used cannabis, a drug which they have continually criminalised. In a seemingly desperate attempt to seem relatable to [...]

British mother has epileptic daughter’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport for second time

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Children, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, UK|

A British mother has had her daughter’s legal medical cannabis prescription confiscated at an airport for the second time. Emma Appleby, mother of severely epileptic Teagn, had travelled to the Netherlands with Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi, to pick up a private prescription for medical cannabis. Despite having the legal prescription, police confiscated Emma’s [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]

Study finds that medical cannabis improves brain function after three months

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research|

Can medical cannabis really improve the way your brain works? For many supporters of prohibition, cannabis use is often associated with a deterioration in mental abilities. Fuelled by Reefer Madness-era propaganda, the anti-cannabis lobby pushes the idea that just one use of cannabis could seriously damage your brain and the way it functions. [...]