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Sat
30
Aug

Judge: ‘I would not be able to live with myself if I sent you to prison’ - The High Community (THC)

“You know that ordinarily a custodial sentence would be considered and might even be inevitable for this sort of offence but I would not be able to live with myself if I sent you to prison,” said Judge William Hart.

It would seem the justice system are having a change of Hart after a man was caught growing cannabis twice to treat his throat, damaged after undergoing radiation treatment.

This man was a humble 65 year old called Jonathan Yates, diagnosed for tongue cancer a few years back. He went on to go through dangerous radiation treatment for the cancer which left his throat badly damaged and in pain every day.

Wed
27
Aug

News24 Interviews BTL About Dagga Legalisation

News24 Live’s Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath hosted Below The Lion for a brief discussion about medicinal and recreational cannabis legalisation in South Africa.

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Tue
19
Aug

Why not let cannabis ease sufferers' pain? - Telegraph

The letters columns of The Daily Telegraph do not immediately spring to mind as a rallying point for the liberalisation of this country’s drugs laws. But two correspondents yesterday drew attention to what must be the most irrational and unjust restriction of all: the ban on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Mon
18
Aug

Drink and drug addictions 'blighting lives of classical musicians'

Addiction is blighting the lives of many classical musicians as they grapple with performance anxiety and antisocial hours, a cellist has said.

Rachael Lander features in a Channel 4 documentary that brings together classical musicians whose careers have been derailed by drug and drink problems.

The cellist, who was addicted to alcohol and prescription pills, said the problem was rife in the classical music world.

Lander, who began drinking to self-medicate her concert hall panic attacks, told Radio Times: "Addiction problems are widespread among classical musicians, for many reasons.

Mon
18
Aug

We're on the verge of victory in the fight for medicinal cannabis

By Peter Reynolds

The last British politician to have the courage to follow the evidence on drugs policy and introduce radical reform was Margaret Thatcher.  Now Norman Baker isn't normally in the same category as Thatcher but they have both demonstrated courage in the face of opposition from their colleagues and widespread bigotry and ignorance in parliament and Whitehall.

Tory cabinet members in 1986 must have been spluttering into their claret and very large whiskies when they heard Margaret was insisting on introducing clean needle exchange for injecting drug users. She was absolutely right to do so and her action saved thousands of lives. Many other countries followed her lead and it slowed the spread of HIV dramatically.

Mon
18
Aug

Fox 29 Announces New Marijuana Drug That Looks Like Lip Balm Hits Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga.

Police say a potent new drug that looks like lip balm is exploding in popularity in metro Atlanta.

According to police there are several names for the drug including Honeycomb, Butter and Wax.

“It can be carried around in a bag, hidden in plain sight basically,” said Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer.

The drug is made from the oils of marijuana plants and has a very high concentration of THC.

“Joints you'd smoke could equal a dose of the wax,” said Frommer.

Roswell Police discovered 80 grams of Wax during a major drug bust at a home.

Sun
17
Aug

The Inside Story On What Could Be The Biggest Ever Shift In UK Drugs Policy

Home Office minister Norman Baker called last week for medicinal cannabis to be legalised. This is the inside story of a campaign that began in 1999, started to gain real traction in 2011 and may finally come to fruition in 2014.

The last British politician to have the courage to follow the evidence on drugs policy and introduce radical reform was Margaret Thatcher. Now Norman Baker isn't normally in the same category as Thatcher but they have both demonstrated courage in the face of opposition from their colleagues and widespread bigotry and ignorance throughout parliament and Whitehall.

Fri
15
Aug

Cannabis oil helped cure my cancer

A father battling cancer claims cannabis helped cure him of the disease.

Trevor Smith, 54, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012. Doctors told him that without immediate surgery to remove his bladder, prostate and lymph nodes - followed by chemotherapy - he would be dead within two years.

But worried about his quality of life after such radical surgery, he decided to try alternative therapies - and began taking cannabis oil after learning about it online.

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Fri
15
Aug

Medicinal cannabis and the caregiving community giving it away for free

In the heart of Cumbria stands a two-bedroomed cottage wrapped in ivy that for half a century has been home to a lady named June. She makes a pot of tea in a cluttered kitchen brimming with fresh herbs in labelled jars, assorted saucepans and drying socks, then potters across the slate floor, and into a garden. Here lies what June calls "her private retreat". An overgrown rose bush dotted with apricot-coloured blossoms creeps over a rusting bench and from one of the many ceramic plant pots comes the scent of rosemary. At the back of the garden stands a decaying shed, lost beneath a white climbing hydrangea, and nestled behind this sits a small grow tent, which June tells me contains a single cannabis plant. She pulls down the zip to reveal the hidden green leaves.

Fri
15
Aug

Letter To Your MP In Support Of The Drugs Minister's Proposal

CLEAR would like to ask you to write to your MP in support of the proposal by Drugs Minister Norman Baker to legalise medicinal cannabis. We can't emphasise enough how important this development is and it's vital that we support it as strongly as possible.

Use one of the following template letters or write your own, but remember to keep it short and very much focused on the single, narrow issue of allowing medicinal cannabis under the direction of a doctor. This may seem like a very narrow request falling well short of what you would like to see, but it would represent a huge shift in government policy, a shift the Tories have already ruled out and Labour is unlikely to want to support. More to the point it would mean a lot to some very ill people.

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