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Fri
17
Apr

Woman held in skunk cannabis probe

Large amounts of cash have been seized as part of the police probe into the supply of skunk cannabis.

She was detained in the Birmingham area after organised crime officers searched a number of properties and has been brought to Northern Ireland for questioning.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop, who is leading the investigation, said: "I believe this is a significant arrest and this investigation is making substantial progress."

More than £2 million of cannabis and large amounts of cash have been seized as part of the police probe.

Thirteen people have been arrested, eight of whom have been charged.

The PSNI has been working alongside Italian police and the National Crime Agency.

Thu
16
Apr

Daze in the park: 420 cannabis festival returns to UK

A controversial pro-cannabis festival will return to the UK as part of a worldwide series of events campaigning for the legalization of marijuana.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the ‘420’ event in London’s Hyde Park this weekend. A similar event will be held at Manchester's Platt Fields Park.

Now held annually, around 10,000 people attended the London festival last year, where participants openly smoked cannabis, according to the event’s organizers.

The two-day event’s Facebook page reads: “Get all your friends to come along – lets show the Gov that we WANT LEGAL CANNABIS [sic].”

Thu
16
Apr

3 Studies that show CBD may help Anxiety

The significance of anxiety as a genuine ailment does not resonate with the entire population. However, to those who experience the unpleasant inner turmoil that accompanies anticipation, anxiety can be a constant struggle.

Thu
16
Apr

Belfast: Medical Cannabis to Get On Air Political Debate

 It's high time medicinal cannabis was worthy of political debate

Expect something different in the way of party political broadcasts shortly. You can look forward to a few minutes of people talking about why they are taking cannabis, not flags, parades, or corporation tax. It won't be to everyone's taste, but the BBC has confirmed it will take place soon.

We are the one region of the UK where the CISTA party (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol) qualifies for a party political broadcast and I've had a sneak preview of the script.

Thu
16
Apr

Cannabis - Medicine Or Menace: I believe that I owe my life to cannabis

Preston mum Sybil Lucas-Brewer claims cannabis is the only thing that has helped her battle a multitude of illnesses.

In the first part of a series looking at the drug and whether it has genuine medical benefits, Sybil tells Investigative Reporter Aasma Day about her experiences.

“We can grow parsley and fennel, so why can’t we grow cannabis?” These defiant words from Sybil Lucas-Brewer sum up the logic held by many people who use cannabis for medical purposes and firmly believe in marijuana’s healing powers.

 

Sybil, 60, of Lea, Preston, is adamant she owes her life to cannabis after doctors told her she wouldn’t live past the age of 45.

Wed
15
Apr

London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub

(Reuters) - London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

British authorities have come out in support of digital currencies in the name of promoting financial innovation, while proposing that regulations should be drawn up to prevent their use in crime.

But it is technophiles who are leading the drive to make London a real-world hub for trade in web-based "cryptocurrencies", of which bitcoin is the original and still most popular.

Wed
15
Apr

Moving Beyond the War on Drugs: Using Evidence to Tackle the Causes of Drug Use

Last week I hosted an open debate about substance misuse. It proved so popular we spent the evening adding chairs at the back of the room. In the midst of an election focused on austerity, inequality and our housing crisis, why is it that so many people still feel so strongly about drugs?

The panel and I agreed that:

Wed
15
Apr

UK: Cops find huge cannabis factory hidden directly behind their police station

A huge £100,000 cannabis factory has been found - directly behind a main police station.

The brazen set-up included nearly 150 plants on a fourth floor flat and was discovered by officers after growing virtually under their noses - just yards from their base.

Two men were arrested after cops executed a warrant in Plymouth, Devon, directly behind the city's main Charles Cross police station.

They uncovered three rooms full of fully grown cannabis plants and seized 146 suspected cannabis plants, worth an estimated £60,000.

Wed
15
Apr

What evidence do MPs turn to when they make policy?

MPs value the views of constituents and expert opinion more highly than evidence from randomised controlled trials, a new survey has found. However, the majority of the 104 Labour and Conservative MPs from the previous parliament who were questioned support the idea of using randomised controlled trials to evaluate policies and don’t believe they are too expensive.

Wed
15
Apr

Cannabis festival '420' set to return to Platt Fields Park

Hundreds of people are expected to go to the event in Fallowfield on Sunday Hundreds of people are expected to go to the event in Fallowfield on Sunday An annual festival celebrating cannabis is set to take place in a Manchester park again next weekend. Hundreds of people are expected to go to the ‘420’ event at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield on Sunday - as part of a series of worldwide events which campaign for the legalisation of marijuana. Around 500 people went to the festival last year - with police on patrol making no arrests despite participants openly smoking cannabis. The Platt Fields Park event is organised by Manchester pro-cannabis groups Mannijuana and the Greater Manchester Cannabis Club.

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