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Deadly Synthetic Cannabis Market Sparked by Prohibition

Legal drug awareness campaigners are warning of new, legal and lethal synthetic cannabis brands that are prevailing all across the UK.

The chemically made substitute for cannabis, forced into production through prohibition, has killed 11 people last year in Ireland alone. People are dropping like flies; in the course if five days, 120 people have overdosed in Texas after smoking the marijuana look alike. Estonia ranks highest with 191 drug deaths per one million population with Norway second with 76 recorded deaths. Sweden was ranked fourth with 63 and Finland fifth with 58 deaths per million.


Norml Gathering of Stoners This Weekend - The High Community (THC)

What are you doing this weekend? If the answer is something, cancel those plans! If the answer is nothing, then you definitely have no excuse than to get down to Bristol and enjoy the UK’s biggest cannabis activist group – Norml’s yearly gathering!

Take a deep breath. Because this weekend it’s the NORML UK AGM, UK CSC AGM and NORML UK Women´s Alliance first public meeting. A dense name, for a dense weekend of activities and events to get involved in.

Click here to read the full original article by Jo Martin-Moss, Deputy Director at Norml UK


Scientific Community Backs Epilepsy Studies Using Cannabis - The High Community (THC)

It’s been no secret between those in the cannabis community that this magical plant holds powerful benefits for people suffering from seizures, and now science is playing catch up.

U.S research is pointing to a mixture of pure cannabidiol (CBD) found in the plant and medical marijuana itself to treat severe epilepsy in children.

Several articles have been published in the journal Epilepsia a monthly professional point of reference on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).


Cannabis And The 5 Leading Political Parties - The High Community (THC)

A recommendation from The High Community to you – go watch True Detective now!

Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle.’ Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again. And these politicians from conservative to lib-dem or labour, they’re gonna keep making the same promises again and again and again forever.


Five People In UK Can Smoke Weed Legally - The High Community (THC)

See that isolated cove down there? There is every chance a medical patient is looking out to sea and smoking a joint on that beach, completely legally.

Yes there are up to five unidentified individuals roaming the island of Guernsey right now, who were given a specific license by Health and Social Services (HSSD) which grants them access to the class B drug cannabis.


Uruguay Eyes Canadian Marijuana

On April 1, Uruguay's legalisation of marijuana, the very first among the world, takes effect. To prepare for the influx of demand, the small South American nation has taken its sights on Canada to fill in the gaps.

Ratified in December 2013, Uruguay legalised the growing and selling of marijuana as a source of revenue. Uruguay residents may grow six marijuana plants in their homes per year, or as much as 480 grams (about 17 ounces). Smoking clubs with 15 to 45 members can grow up to 99 plants per year.

However, cultivation processes and operations take time way beyond the four months since the bill was thumbed up by the Uruguay Senate.


Swazi gold keeps a kingdom alive

FOR many Swazis, the dagga trade can mean the difference between life and death.

Poverty reaches new lows in the tiny landlocked country. The average Swazi will live to only 48 and 29% of children under five are stunted. According to US think-tank Freedom House, 66% of Swazis are unable to meet their basic food needs.

Dagga makes a difference. The powerful local variant of the drug is legendary among users in Europe and the US, to where it has been smuggled for decades. I n the past few years, insiders say, growing, harvesting and selling of the plant have become more organised and farmers have consolidated to set up semiformal operations.


UPDATED | Get Ready For May Celebrations Across The Country: - The High Community (THC)

This year’s 420 celebrations were nothing short of spectacular! Voices and press from other events suggests it was a nationwide success. Stoner’s from all around relented through the stark clouds and heavy rain to demonstrate a powerful statement, we want cannabis reform.

But now the clouds have cleared and the fun is over, where are the next 420 styled events?

Luckily for you we have an incredibly pro-active and thriving cannabis community hosting a spectrum exciting events all across the country this bank holiday weekend and beyond.

Also if anyone has a calculator, an abacus or a spare pair of eyeballs, could you please lend it to the Daily Mail team as they are really struggling to count recently. Many thanks.


‘Dagga keeps me alive’ - Independent on Saturday | News

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Durban - A Scottburgh pensioner whom doctors expected to die from cancer last year but now feels stronger thanks to a dagga-based oil, is scheduled to lead Saturday’s Global Cannabis Day in Durban.

Until last year, Harry du Plessis always considered the illegal herb “a no-no”.

“I never smoked, I never drank except for half a glass of champagne when I got married and a beer shandy once when I went fishing,” he told The Independent on Saturday.

Why would this 77-year-old indulge in the extracts of an illegal plant and campaign for it to be made legal to use in all its forms?


Uruguay leader calls Colorado pot law 'a fiction'

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn't track the drug after sale. And he says the medical marijuana laws many U.S. states have adopted are based on "hypocrisy" because they enable people to fake illnesses to get prescription weed.

Mujica also predicted Friday that Uruguay's system will be much tougher on drug users, and more effective in combatting illegal drug trafficking.

Mujica, who will visit President Barack Obama in the White House on May 12, says his government will license and regulate the entire marijuana business, enforcing pot possession rules as well as limits on production and sales so that violators get punished and addicts get help.


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