Cannabis

'420 Day Celebration' Rolls Into London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK

A stoners celebration that started in the US made its way to London on Sunday, with thousands attending a rally in Hyde Park to call for the legalisat...

Did Marijuana Help Me Travel and Write?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

In my experience cannabis (which is the generic name for the evil weed) can make you feel highly imaginative but it removes the energy required to actually do anything creative

It's Time to Listen to Cannabis Consumers

Jason Reed | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

We have become confused and complacent with the drug policy discussion here in the UK. The media frenzy is, at best, frustrating, and at worst obfuscates with pernicious polarisation.

The Unquestionable Benefits of Cannabis Legalisation

Richard Neil | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Richard Neil

As with other controlled substances like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis could also be taxed. With the NHS currently struggling, wouldn't this be an obvious solution and hopefully avoid the greedy grasp of privatisation?

Cannabis Species Are Not Created Equal

Dr Christopher Muller Pollard | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Dr Christopher Muller Pollard

The most recent Lancet study on 410 patients in South London with first episode psychosis compares individuals who smoked skunk-like cannabis to never-smokers. It demonstrated that smoking skunk once a week increases your risk of psychosis by two, more than once a week by almost 3 and more than five times a week by more than five times

Teenager High On Meow Meow Cut Off Own Penis And Stabbed Mother 11 Times

PA | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A naked teenager stabbed his mother 11 times and reportedly cut off his own penis during a binge on the drug meow meow. Charles Mann shouted: “T...

Cannabis Sensationalism - Who Is The Real Criminal?

Josh Fields | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Josh Fields

Prohibition simply does not work. Look at alcohol bans in the US in 1920 - they were disastrous, and led to a prohibition repeal a decade later.

Jon Snow Took Skunk And Then 'Cascaded Into A Very, Very, Dark Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow inhaled skunk - the most potent form of cannabis - on camera for an experimental programme which will explore the effects...

One Guess Why These Cannabis Growers Were Busted

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

A home cannabis enterprise has been nipped in the bud after the cultivator was caught out – by the weather. Police in the Netherlands arrested t...

What's Worse For You: Weed Vs Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are a lot of myths and facts surrounding marijuana and coke, but which are true? DNews' Crystal Dilworth takes us through the fact behind two...

We Need to Keep Talking About Drugs in 2015

Jason Reed | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

2014 was quite the year for drug policy. Whatever your thoughts regarding this global issue, the most important thing was that it really felt like people were talking about it - and more importantly - acting on those words... So much progress has been made, but more is still to be done.

This Could Be Spliffing News For Cannabis Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first legal cannabis e-cigarette could soon be landing on British soil. And when we say soon, we mean next Thursday - or so say the Metro. The...

A Bridge To San Patrignano

Danny McCubbin | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

San Patrignano is the most successful drug rehabilitation community in the world with an impressive 72% success rate. Situated near Rimini in Italy, there are over 1,300 residents currently residing there from 28 countries around the world.

Busted. Walkers Discover Outdoor Cannabis Farm In Epping Forest

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A couple taking a romantic stroll in Epping Forest stumbled across a large outdoor cannabis farm. Oscar Lerin ambled straight into the patch of 70...

Fatal Attraction: Brownfield's Flexibility Doctrine and Global Drug Policy Reform

Damon Barrett | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

For governments, in an effort to avoid political controversy, the four pillars may seem attractive. For those who support drug policy reform they may seem progressive. But this is no win for drug policy reform or progress towards policies grounded in evidence and human rights.

The Daily Mail Has a Serious Drug Problem and We Need to Help

Jason Reed | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Jason Reed

I believe it's time to stage an intervention and help the Mail come to terms with its problems.

Where the Telegraph and Daily Mail Get It Wrong on Cannabis

Edward Fox | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Edward Fox

Demonising drug users and manipulating research findings to sell papers serves only to avoid an open and honest debate on how to properly mitigate the harms of illicit drugs. If parts of the media continue down this sensationalist road, they will remain a malicious hindrance to real progress.

Grandmother Accidentally Grows Giant Cannabis Plant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

When a mystery 5ft tall plant sprouted in this pensioner’s garden, she turned to a BBC gardening programme for help to identify it. Patricia Hew...

'F**k It I Quit': Reporter Walks Off Job Live On Air

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Grandmother Accidentally Grows Giant Cannabis Plant A reporter has quit her job live on air after outing herself as the president of a ca...

This Anti-Cannabis Advert Is 'Scaremongering At Its Lowest'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Drug prevention charities have reacted with exasperation after an anti-medical marijuana group claimed cannabis cookies can lead to rape. Opponents...

Ordinary Credible Criminals

Jason Reed | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

Norman Baker MP has taken the unprecedented step of calling for a rethink of the medicinal utilisation of cannabis. Never before has the UK spoken in such unbridled terms. The government, however, wasted no time in reaching for the stock reply: "We have no plans, *insert generic harm statement* we're winning the war on drugs...blah..." -

Number Of Schoolchildren Smoking, Drinking And Doing Drugs Is Lowest Rate For A Decade

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The number of schoolchildren smoking, drinking and doing drugs is the lowest rate for 10 years, a new survey has revealed. The figures, released on...

You'll Never Guess How Much This Mother And Daughter Spent On Weed

The Huffington Post UK/ Agency | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

A shameless mother and daughter today admitted to blowing £30,000 of their benefits on cannabis. Unemployed Bethany Burnett was just 16 when she b...

Cannabis Could Reduce Tumour Growth

PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cannabis could be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists have said. New research reveals the drug's main psychoactive ingredie...

Are You A Stoner?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It sounds like a stoner's paradise - a new school devoted to studying weed is to open later this year in the US, and will teach its students how to gr...