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Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

In an announcement that surprised and encouraged many, the UK’s home office yesterday took a step toward more rational cannabis policy. After several high-profile cases in recent months, the government in the United Kingdom has been under increasing pressure to adjust its outdated policies on cannabis and cannabis medicine. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

“Maybe it’s the trip up the mountain and not the view from the top. Is it the learning and testing and not the graduation? Is it the act of getting hurt and not the state of being healed that takes us to that other state of enlightenment known as true happiness?” These are words I […]

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

A British grandmother named Patricia Hewitson, from Exmouth (located in East Devon, England), needed some help identifying a pioneer plant, commonly called a weed, in her garden. So, like many people would, she called for an expert’s opinion. On Sunday afternoon, after unsuccessfully asking her Facebook friends to help her identify the five-foot tall plant […]

Prohibition and Human Trafficking in the UK: Slaves Growing Weed?

Prohibition and Human Trafficking in the UK: Slaves Growing Weed?

Earlier this month, a story broke but received very little attention: the UK cannabis supply, much of which officials believe is grown by domestic crime gangs, is often handled and grown by victims of human trafficking, given no choice in the matter. The gangs may steal their paperwork, essentially making it impossible for the workers […]

Doctors in Ireland Support Cannabis Studies for Possible Legalization

Doctors in Ireland Support Cannabis Studies for Possible Legalization

The United States isn’t the only world player seriously debating about legalizing cannabis. Across the pond, in Ireland there is a growing level of support for cannabis legalization as well. Two general practice doctors in the UK, Dr. Cathal O’ Suilliobhain (out of Dublin) and Dr. Garret McGovern, recently asked the Irish Medical Organisation to […]

How the GOP Created Obamacare

How the GOP Created Obamacare

With the next stages of the Affordable Healthcare Act being implemented and the GOP government shutdown in place, once again Republicans are fighting to repeal their much despised Obamacare. What is amazing about the Republican push against Obamacare is that in the 1990s, they were calling for the very system we are currently implementing. In […]