George Hutchings suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and uses cannabis medicinally.
Peter Reynolds interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire programme BBC News Channel
CLEAR launches IPSO complaint regarding the story “Our Police Have Gone To Pot”.
But "overdose" isn't the issue here -- tellingly, the CDC brief doesn't use the word at all. The Colorado student didn't OD on weed; he jumped to his death after consuming it.
Top officer says EVERY police force is giving up on cannabis: Chief says cracking down on dope 'has never been a top priority' (Daily Mail)
‘We need to move from reacting to those traditional crimes to thinking about focusing on threat and harm and risk and really protecting the public.’
We’d love to have better data on how cannabis might help PTSD. While we’re waiting for that research to finish, we could let people have the plant anyway, or threaten them with legal sanctions. Which one sounds more humane?
Have police given up on cannabis offences? Top police officer says it’s ‘never been a priority’ (Metro)
Top police officer Sara Thornton, who leads the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said "It has never been a top priority to go looking for cannabis in people’s houses. It is however against the law."
Parliament is 'highly likely' to debate the subject in upcoming months. But is this a long overdue move that could boost the economy and transform many individuals' lives? Or is it a sliding slope that could trigger mental illness and crime?