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George Hutchings - A Plea For Cannabis

George Hutchings suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and uses cannabis medicinally.

Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC News, 22nd July 2015: The Future For Cannabis Policing In The UK

Peter Reynolds interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire programme BBC News Channel

CLEAR launches IPSO Complaint Against The Sunday Telegraph

CLEAR launches IPSO complaint regarding the story “Our Police Have Gone To Pot”.

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A teen died after eating pot. Guess how many died from alcohol poisoning?

A teen died after eating pot. Guess how many died from alcohol poisoning? (Washington Post)

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'

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.’

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD (Ladybud)

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’

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."

Meet The Women Who Feel Strongly About Whether The UK Should Legalise Cannabis

Meet The Women Who Feel Strongly About Whether The UK Should Legalise Cannabis (Marie Claire)

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?

Bedrocan Receives Health Canada Approval to Sell Domestically Produced Medical Cannabis

Bedrocan Receives Health Canada Approval to Sell Domestically Produced Medical Cannabis (Stockhouse)

Bedrocan has been growing six proprietary genetic strains of standardized cannabis at its new production facility since February, and eight harvests have been completed successfully to date.

Gang convicted of using stately home to run cannabis farm

Gang convicted of using stately home to run cannabis farm (Daily Telegraph)

''This was a professional set up, whereby cannabis was being grown in at least 10 rooms in the house. A large diesel generator was bought in to power the electricity needed to maintain the plants in order to avoid unusually high utility bills."

New DEA Leader: Pot Probably Not as Bad as Heroin, 'I'm not an expert,' he adds.

New DEA Leader: Pot Probably Not as Bad as Heroin, 'I'm not an expert,' he adds. (USA News)

“If you want me to say that marijuana’s not dangerous, I’m not going to say that because I think it is,” Rosenberg said. “Do I think it’s as dangerous as heroin? Probably not. I’m not an expert.”

The Leafly Roundup: Who Will Legalize Cannabis First, Italy or the United Kingdom?

The Leafly Roundup: Who Will Legalize Cannabis First, Italy or the United Kingdom? (Leafly)

The United Kingdom just reached a record high number of supporters for legalization in the isles.

Oregon To Begin Recreational Cannabis Sales Early

Oregon To Begin Recreational Cannabis Sales Early (Doobyville)

Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a law on Tuesday allowing the sale of recreational cannabis in existing medical marijuana dispensaries