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The Cannabis Petition. A Wake Up Call For MPs Who Have Ignored Both Electorate And Evidence.

Nearly 200,000 people have signed a petition to legalise cannabis.

The Cannabis Law Reform Debate - What Goes Around Comes Around.

In Friday's Daily Telegraph (31st July 2015) there is a spectacularly badly written article by an anonymous writer

Daily Mail Corrects Another Cannabis Article In Response To CLEAR Complaint.

Claimed Medicinal cannabis DOESN’T ease pain, nausea, vomiting, MS muscle contractions, sleep disorders or Tourette’s...

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What Really Unites Israel’s Right, Left and Centre.

What Really Unites Israel’s Right, Left and Centre. (Haaretz)

Israelis are a nation of stoners. It’s actually evidence of their integration into the Arab world and the Middle East, with the hookahs and tea, kicking back, relaxing, and the Bedouin-like relation to time and life’s pressures.

Prominent health organisations acknowledge the benefits and lack of side effects of using medical cannabis for controlling chronic pain

Prominent health organisations acknowledge the benefits and lack of side effects of using medical cannabis for controlling chronic pain (420 Insight)

More and more influential medical associations support cannabis for pain management and other medical conditions because research has shown it to be effective. The benefits far outweigh the risks.

Health Canada Issues First Two Production Licenses For Cannabis Oil

Health Canada Issues First Two Production Licenses For Cannabis Oil (Lift)

Peace Naturals and Whistler Medical Marijuana will spend some time experimenting with different methods, but will likely be focussing on cold extraction and infused edible oils. Peace Naturals also hopes to sell individual, pre-dosed capsules.

Cannabis Possession Shouldn't Be Counted In Police Performance Targets, LSE Study Says

Cannabis Possession Shouldn't Be Counted In Police Performance Targets, LSE Study Says (Huffington Post)

Many otherwise law-abiding, mainly young, people are still being criminalised to the detriment of their future; and drug policing continues to be disproportionately targeted at minority ethnic communities

Cannabis & the menopause

Cannabis & the menopause (Sensi Seeds)

Existing research has demonstrated that various fundamental changes to the endocannabinoid system and related biological systems occur during the menopause transition.

Celebrating famous female cannabis connoisseurs - Harriet Martineau's Chibouque

Celebrating famous female cannabis connoisseurs - Harriet Martineau's Chibouque (Tokin Woman)

On her travels Martineau became "quite addicted" to the chibouque, a pipe used to smoke hashish. She called a bottle of ale "the greatest possible refreshment in the desert, except the chibouque.

Living with MS. Medical Marijuana/Cannabis – The Taboo

Living with MS. Medical Marijuana/Cannabis – The Taboo (multiplesclerosis.net)

But as great as some of the claims are for medical purposes people are still very hesitant to give it a try. Even I was hesitant (purely because of the taboo) and only tried it because I am running out of options here.

One Statistic That Demonstrates Why the Cannabis Movement Is So Powerful

One Statistic That Demonstrates Why the Cannabis Movement Is So Powerful (Fox Business)

In recent years, as state laws have relaxed and the federal government has taken a hands-off approach, the number of Americans trying marijuana at least once has jumped quickly, from 38% in 2013 to 44% as of the latest results.

Huge increase in sale and supply of drugs in Dublin

Huge increase in sale and supply of drugs in Dublin (Independent.ie)

Drugs minister Aodhan O Riordain said he was in favour of decriminalisation, but added that it did not mean he was "soft" on the issue.

Drug possession offences should not be used to assess police performance, research suggests

Drug possession offences should not be used to assess police performance, research suggests (The Telegraph)

Drug possession should be removed from police performance measures, research claims.