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General Election Aftermath - Have The Lights Gone Out All Over The Country?

They may not want to even consider the idea of drug law reform in any way shape or form but we know there is a real world outside

Drugs Policy Goes To Police Minister

Penning is on record as a hardliner on drugs policy.

The UK Drugs Stategy Is In Limbo

Who is to be the new drugs minister? No word yet from David Cameron.

Latest News

My son said no to drugs

My son said no to drugs (Guardian)

This article shows just how badly the drugs policy is failing, but of course doesn't acknowledge it.

Council investigating 'cannabis plants growing' in Kazakhstan capital of Astana

Council investigating 'cannabis plants growing' in Kazakhstan capital of Astana (The Independent)

Images from Astana City appear to show lush, green plants resembling cannabis thriving in lengthy plots.

Your Brain on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis

Your Brain on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis (Wine Folly)

A funny, but realistic, look at the mental effects of three of the world’s most talked about substances.

AUDIO: One simple fact explains why alcohol is more addictive than cannabis.

AUDIO: One simple fact explains why alcohol is more addictive than cannabis. (The Stoner's Cookbook)

In this 40 minute lecture, Alan Watts, famed philosopher and hallmark spiritual guru, covers everything from drugs to addiction and back again, and he doesn’t miss a beat.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Explanatory Notes

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Explanatory Notes (House of Lords)

These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

Sir Paul McCartney: I stopped smoking cannabis to 'set an example' to my grandchildren

Sir Paul McCartney: I stopped smoking cannabis to 'set an example' to my grandchildren (The Telegraph)

I don't do that any more. Why? The truth is I don't really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It's now a parent thing,"

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison (The Guardian)

Ulbrict had begged the judge to “leave a light at the end of the tunnel” ahead of his sentence. “I know you must take away my middle years, but please leave me my old age,” he wrote to Forrest this week. Mercy was not forthcoming, it seems.

San Francisco Researchers Want to Pay You $560 to Vape Cannabis 30 Times

San Francisco Researchers Want to Pay You $560 to Vape Cannabis 30 Times (Leafly)

Selected test subjects will visit SF General's clinical research center two separate times, with each visit lasting five days. During their stay, they will inhale cannabis three times a day using a Volcano vapouriser.

Libertarians and Green Party oppose ResponsibleOhio's cannabis legalisation plan

Libertarians and Green Party oppose ResponsibleOhio's cannabis legalisation plan (Cleveland.com)

ResponsibleOhio's plan to legalize cannabis through a limited number of commercial growers is being criticised by two staunch supporters of cannabis legalisation

New DEA Chief Retreats On War Against Weed, Says DEA Will No Longer Focus On Cannabis

New DEA Chief Retreats On War Against Weed, Says DEA Will No Longer Focus On Cannabis (The Free Thought Project)

Chuck Rosenberg, a former administrator at the FBI, claimed that he wants to “improve the DEA’s procedures on classifying, declassifying and reclassifying drugs,” as the new chief of the DEA.