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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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'Weed Drought' S02E03 'BBC People Just Do Nothing'

'Weed Drought' S02E03 'BBC People Just Do Nothing' (BBC)

Mockumentary series following London pirate radio station Kurupt FM. Grindah and Beats are in the midst of a weed drought and take matters into their own hands and set up a weed farm.

Sandra Bland’s Toxicology Report Does Not Support Reefer Madness Claims

Sandra Bland’s Toxicology Report Does Not Support Reefer Madness Claims (Dr Carl Hart.com)

The “drug-crazed black person” myth continues to be revitalized decade after decade by racists masquerading as public servants.

US: US Attorney Melinda Haag to Resign

US: US Attorney Melinda Haag to Resign (Leaf online)

Haag has drawn withering criticism for her obstinate assault on California patient rights despite broad public support for medical cannabis.

UK Police In Cannabis 'Climbdown' And Other Countries' Approach To Marijuana Use

UK Police In Cannabis 'Climbdown' And Other Countries' Approach To Marijuana Use (Huffington Post)

As the strength of feeling around the full decriminalisation of cannabis appears to grow in the UK, there are other countries where innovative drug policy has produced broadly positive results.

Chilling out: Three more English police forces effectively decriminalize cannabis

Chilling out: Three more English police forces effectively decriminalize cannabis (RT)

While the government has not officially decriminalized the drug, forces appear to be becoming increasingly relaxed about its use and more inclined to warn offenders than charge them.

Chris Christie threatens cannabis crackdown: ‘If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it’

Chris Christie threatens cannabis crackdown: ‘If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it’ (Raw Story)

“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie said during an event in Newport, New Hampshire. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”

Weed lovers in UK and Australia could be celebrating soon

Weed lovers in UK and Australia could be celebrating soon (Global Post)

In the UK, a petition to legalise the use, sale and production of cannabis has gathered over 175,000 signatures in just five days. Pressure to legalise in Australia is not coming from citizens but from the government itself.

Review begins into benefits for drug and alcohol addicts

Review begins into benefits for drug and alcohol addicts (BBC News)

The idea of requiring drug users to seek treatment or lose their benefits was first suggested by the last Labour government although it was not adopted following a consultation.

What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary

What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary (New York Times)

As a palliative care physician, every day I see firsthand the suffering my patients have experienced, and the lengths to which they’ve gone to manage their symptoms and control their lives.

Tyler Markwart: The Case For GMO Cannabis

Tyler Markwart: The Case For GMO Cannabis (Ganjapreneur)

Tyler argues that there are many potential benefits that could come from making genetic modifications to strains. He discusses some of the methods that can be used and addresses the concerns that have been raised by consumers.