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Fri
08
Aug

Lib Dems 'To Stop Drug Users Going To Jail'

By Joanna Simpson, Sky News Reporter

The Liberal Democrats are announcing that if they win the next General Election they will stop people found in possession of drugs for personal use being sent to jail.

The manifesto pledge will state that if no other offence has been committed an alternative sentence should be given instead of a prison term.

The effective decriminalisation they say would be more effective as it should be regarded as a health issue therefore the drugs and alcohol policy would be removed from the Home Office brief and given to the Department of Health.

The party states that each year more than 1,000 people in England in Wales are jailed for possession of drugs for their own personal use.

Fri
08
Aug

Clegg In Bold Call For Radical Overhaul Of 'Utterly Senseless' Drug Laws

Nick Clegg has claimed "we are never going to win the war on drugs" in a powerful call for reform of the UK's "utterly senseless" drug laws.

Drug prevention charities have praised the Lib Dem leader for highlighting the current failure of existing policies after he pledged Friday to abolish prison sentences for the possession of drugs for personal use - even Class A substances like heroin and cocaine.

While Britain currently locks up youngsters and burdens them with criminal records for possessing small quantities of drugs – usually cannabis – the deputy prime minister has pledged to approach the problem as a health issue, rather than a law and order issue - stating that imprisoning someone for drug use "should no longer be an option."

Wed
06
Aug

We Are Anonymous-"Cannabis cures Cancer"

Tue
05
Aug

Seek and Destroy – How Cannabinoids Selectively Target Abnormal Cells

A new study in the July issue of Biochemical Pharmacology elaborates upon a unique mechanism of cannabinoids’ anti-cancer activity.  It is notable for demonstrating how cannabinoids work synergistically with the body’s immune system to stop cancer, unlike traditional treatments which destroy the immune system in the process of stopping cancer.

Sun
03
Aug

How close are we to legalising cannabis?

How close are we to reform, and what would be the effects?

Fri
01
Aug

Cannabis reverses late-stage Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease has become the third-leading disease cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Its rate has risen almost exponentially over the past few decades, and the numbers are expected to triple by 2050. [1]

Meanwhile, Big Pharma is clueless, which is a blessing in disguise, as some more effective, less expensive and less toxic remedies are slipping through the cracks.

You've probably read about the positive effects of coconut oil's medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to produce ketones that energize brain cells in lieu of dysfunctional brain metabolism.

Wed
30
Jul

UK Home Office Misses Point With Drug Scheduling Argument

A recent letter from the UK Home Office claims that categorizing substances as Schedule 1 -- the most severe scheduling -- does not impede research into these drugs, seemingly ignoring the enormous financial and bureaucratic obstacles such scheduling places on this research.

Fri
25
Jul

Germany says yes to grow-your-own therapeutic cannabis

A landmark ruling has taken place in Germany, where the cultivation of cannabis for therapeutic use has been authorised for the first time. In practice, this means that patients taking marijuana-based medicines can grow the plants for their own treatment. This was established by the Administrative Court of Cologne, which upheld the appeal of three patients (out of five who had filed a case) against the Federal Institute for Drugs (BfArM).

Wed
23
Jul

The social network for STONERS

  • Website that lets people talk while high on marijuana has been launched
  • But London's PHE warns people of the dangers of smoking cannabis
  • Users on the site are asked to rate how high they are on a scale of 0 to 10
  • They are then randomly connected to a stranger around the world
  • Discussions can take place by just text or using video as well
  • The Home Office reminds people that smoking cannabis in the UK is illegal

By Jonathan O'Callaghan

Tue
22
Jul

MP calls criminalisation of Cannabis ‘inhumane, unjust and immoral’

HUNDREDS of people gathered to show their support for the medicinal use of cannabis.

A meeting at Brighton’s Brighthelm Centre, hosted by the United Patients Alliance, saw scores of Sussex residents share their stories on how cannabis helped to cure them – including one man who said cannabis oil freed him of cancer.

The event was attended by Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, and former government drug advisor Professor David Nutt. The pair shared their views on current laws surrounding medicinal cannabis use.

Michael Cutler, 63, from Hastings, said he was “sent home to die with a suitcase full of morphine” but believes he rid himself of the disease by taking cannabis oil.

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