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Caroline Lucas gives backing to pro medicinal cannabis group

A MEDICAL alliance supporting the use of medicinal cannabis has received the backing of a Brighton MP.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be one of the guest speakers at the United Patients Alliance launch night in Brighton.

At the top of the agenda will be a discussion of cannabis as a medicine.

Organiser of the event, Clark French, was diagnosed with MS in 2010.

Mr French revealed that since he has been taking cannabis, his pain, tremors and spasms have been reduced and he no longer has bladder problems.

He said: “It’s been absolutely life changing, I’ve gone from being bed-bound to walking. I’m not cured but my life is considerably better.”


UK Edging Closer To Legalisation Of Cannabis?

Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear.

Delegates at the British Medical Association's annual representative meeting in Harrogate are to debate whether cannabis should be legalised.

A motion has been tabled calling on the doctors' union to promote the legalisation of the drug.


Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear

Geoffrey Lewis, a retired consultant from Leicester, will present the motion saying: "Too often the focus on drug use and addiction is from a criminal justice rather than a public health point of view.


Is The Manhattan Marijuana Model For Us? - THC

New York legislature and Governor Cuomo have now “legalised medical marijuana. It will take 18 months to set up the programme” and there are the inevitable conditions associated with it.

The Manhattan Model is as follows:


Uruguay's first marijuana club seeks recognition

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A group has taken steps to become the first officially recognized marijuana-growing club in Uruguay, where lawmakers have made their country the world's first national marketplace for legal pot.

The Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay began the process by registering with the Education and Culture Ministry, Drug Control Chief Julio Calzada said Tuesday.

The club will have 40 members and will be headed by Laura Blanco. She told the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais that members will pay $300 each to join, and a monthly fee of up to $65. Some of the members will use the marijuana to treat medical conditions.


Is this what would happen if cannabis was legal in Britain?

  • Peter Williams says he can make $1billion in three years growing the drug
  • Drug baron is trying to make his business into 'McDonald's of marijuana'
  • Since January 1, more than 200 dispensaries have been set up in Denver

By Tom Leonard

Published: 16:52 EST, 19 June 2014 | Updated: 03:13 EST, 20 June 2014


Peter Williams waves a hand regally over a sea of dazzling green that seems to stretch off into infinity. These are the marijuana plants — room after brightly lit room of them — that have suddenly made him a very rich man.


Jamaica broke rank with CARICOM on ganja issue — St Lucia group - News

Jamaica broke rank with CARICOM on ganja issue — St Lucia group

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 9:25 AM    


Q & A | Cannabis & Complex Post Traumatic Disorder

Complex Post Traumatic Disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological scarring distinct from but similar to PTSD and borderline personality disorder.

The condition can spawn from prolonged captivity or entrapment in a social or interpersonal context, causing permanent trauma to the mind. The far-reaching symptoms include loss of control, helplessness, and deformations of identity and sense of self.

One man, who chose to remain anonymous, bravely agreed to share his story with us, providing an emotional and moving insight into his condition which so many others share. He then goes on to explain how the alleviating effect of cannabis use has brightened up his life forever.


Gov't should reconsider ganja cultivation laws - Dr Lowe

Dr Henry Lowe, the founder and chief scientist with a local medicinal ganja research company, is optimistic that the Government will soon consider laws to govern the cultivation of the weed.

Yesterday, the Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding announced that the Government would be changing the law so that it is no longer a criminal offence to possess ganja weighing two ounces or less.

Instead offenders would be issued with a ticket payable outside of the courts.

The minister said the laws against the cultivation of the weed would remain in place.

However, Lowe says the matter of the cultivation of ganja for medicinal purposes has to be reconsidered.


Community Post: The Cannabis Experience Goes Mobile

New cannabis-related apps can help users locate a dispensary, check store/product reviews and place orders for pickup. With recreational weed going for approximately $15 per gram, mobile accessibility for the best products will be in increasing demand.

Whether you are a Colorado resident or future tourist there, check out these great, mobile cannabis resources:

1. CannaBuild

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Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja.

At the same time Justice Minister Mark Golding, who made the announcement today, says the government will soon table a bill in Parliament that will seek to expunge the criminal records of persons convicted for possession of small amounts of ganja.

Speaking at a Jamaica House press conference a short while ago, Golding said Cabinet has approved proposed changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act to make possession of 0.057 kilogram or less a non-arrestable offence.


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