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Oct

Leek man Jacob Barrow wants the government to make medical cannabis legal

A Leek man is calling upon the Government to make medicinal Cannabis legal.

Jacob Barrow was born with a Diaphragmatic-Hernia which resulted in the need for immediate life saving surgery to correct his internal problems.

Following a series of problems he has found that medical Cannabis is his best option for a pain-free life.

Now he is calling on the Government, which will be debating the issue in the House of Commons on Monday, October 12, to make Cannabis legal for medicinal purposes.

Mr Barrow, who was born and raised in Leek, said: "Six months after being born my scarring, which initially stretched around my abdomen spine to spine, ruptured and I needed further corrective surgery.

Sun
11
Oct

Cannabis should be as legal as cigarettes because war on drugs is a a disaster

Writing for Mirror Online, Labour's Paul Flynn says it is time for 'timid' MPs to show courage over a 220,000-strong petition

Cannabis should be as legal as cigarettes because the war on drugs is a 'disaster', the MP leading a historic debate has claimed.

Labour's Paul Flynn says it is time for 'timid' MPs to show courage after 220,000 people signed a petition to make the sale, use and production of the Class B drug legal .

Sun
11
Oct

Banning cannabis has failed - now is the time for our MPs to show true courage

Prohibition builds empires of criminals and outlaws the world's most ancient medicine, writes Labour MP Paul Flynn

A 50-year experiment in drug prohibition has been a disaster and is crumbling worldwide.

 

In 1971 the UK had fewer than a 1,000 heroin and cocaine addicts. After 45 years of the harshest drugs policies in Europe we have 320,000.

Prohibition increases drugs use, harm and crime. It builds empires of criminals as the alcohol prohibition did in America in the twenties.

 

The good news is that the world has recognised the futility, waste and cruelty of prohibition.

Sun
11
Oct

Revealed: The area of Northern Ireland where most people have signed a petition to legalise cannabis

Over 220,000 people around the UK have signed a petition calling on the government to legalise the drug

 
Sun
11
Oct

NY: Where do local legislators stand on marijuana?

The Citizens’ Voice asked legislators in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties for their positions on medical marijuana, industrial hemp, decriminalization and legal marijuana. Here is what they said:

REPRESENTATIVES

Karen Boback R-Harveys Lake

Medical marijuana: “I believe cannabis deserves the opportunity to be properly vetted by the medical community. Scientific research accompanied by valid trials should be conducted to determine its value as a medical option. Doing so would provide the legislature with the opportunity to determine the level of legality for medical cannabis. Our goal should be to develop a medically responsible solution.”

Sun
11
Oct

NZ: 'Trusted' Bishop Auckland cannabis grower jailed after three crops seized by police in 16 months

A SEASONED cannabis cultivator was jailed for six years and three months after police discovered three growths of the class B drug in a 16-month period.

Neville Dargue was on bail after two “home grows” were found last year, when a third “professional set up” was found after the fire brigade responded to a call to his home on the evening of July 14 this year.

Durham Crown Court heard that a crew responded to a report of a suspected fire at the address in Surtees Street, Bishop Auckland.

 

Liam O’Brien, prosecuting, said when firefighters checked the exterior of the property everything seemed “in order”, but there was no response to a knock at the door.

They forced entry and found cannabis being grown across two bedrooms.

Sun
11
Oct

Basic Answers On Rapid Plans Of Legalize Marijuana

MORE Illinois State Senate passes bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, making possession of up to 15 grams a civil law violation without jail time; bill is awaiting signature of Republican Gov Bruce Rauner. A state activist has filed the explanation for a medical marijuana initiative with the state attorney general’s office. Marijuana Legalization … There, he spends his time and becomes friends with many other delinquents. Marijuana is the most popular and easily accessible illegal drug in the United States today.

Sun
11
Oct

New Toledo ordinance in question as state mulls marijuana issue

 

If voters across Ohio next month approve a proposal to ease criminal sanctions on marijuana, the law’s changes would fall short of a recently enacted and legally challenged Toledo ordinance.

The amendment to the Ohio Constitution would allow a resident of at least 21 years old to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use and grow up to 8 ounces of the drug if licensed by the state. Retail sale of recreational marijuana also would begin.

On Sept. 15, Toledo voters supported reducing penalties in the Toledo Municipal Code to no fines or jail time for marijuana-related offenses. The law went into effect a week ago.

Sat
10
Oct

Gov Brown Signs Historic Bills to Regulate California's Medical Marijuana Industry

Nearly 20 years ago, California led the nation in legalizing cannabis for medical use with the enactment of the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215). However, the Act offered little guidance on how patients should obtain medical cannabis or how the industry should be monitored. This uncertainty has created a hodgepodge of local rules and ordinances and some very disturbing environmental and safety issues, but that’s all about to change.

Sat
10
Oct

Too Soon to Tell What Impact Marijuana Bills May Have

A legislative package signed into law Friday by the governor establishes a regulatory framework for the statewide cultivation, transportation and sale of medical marijuana, providing exemptions and sanctions that Riverside County officials were busy analyzing to determine their impact.

“The Office of County Counsel has all the content, and we’re waiting to hear back from them on what this could mean,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries told City News Service. “I have felt for a number of years that the state Legislature failed to address significant issues concerning medical marijuana across California. It might be a good thing to establish a framework that all counties can work within.”

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