Cannabis

Toddler Leads Cops To Parents' Cannabis Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Police were alerted to a cannabis farm after an oblivious toddler accidentally dialled 999 from his parents’ phone. The youngster unwittingly mad...

Reporter Casually Sparks Up Joint During Interview With Uruguay President

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Cannabis is now legal in Uruguay, so when a reporter was interviewing the country's president he saw it as a perfect opportunity to spark up a casual ...

Is Guatemala Next To Legalise Cannabis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Guatemala could present a plan to legalise production of cannabis and opium poppies towards the end of 2014. The country is hoping the move will cu...

'We Need To Talk': Police Leave Chipper Note After Cannabis Raid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

When nobody was home at a suspected drug den, police kicked in the door, confiscated a crop of cannabis plants and left a friendly little note for the...

Calls For Cannabis Legalisation In The UK As Cafe Plan Is Proposed

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

As the battle for Britain's first cannabis cafe was launched again this week, campaigners have stepped up their call for the legalisation of the Class...

Will A Cannabis Café Be Opened In The UK At Last?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

The battle for Britain's first cannabis cafe has been launched again, after a Green Party councillor announced plans to open a shop in Kent. Ian Dr...

Colorado Has Made A LOT Of Money From Cannabis This Month

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

The US state of Colorado collected more than a million pounds in taxes from newly legalised recreational marijuana businesses during the first month o...

What Has The UN Been Smoking?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

The United Nations has release a report claiming that legalising cannabis poses a "grave danger to public health and well-being". Recent months h...

Girl Scout Sells 117 Boxes Of Cookies In Two Hours - Outside Cannabis Clinic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

An astute Girl Scout came up with an ingenious strategy to significantly boost her sales – setting up shop outside a San Francisco medical marijuana...

Legalisation Of Cannabis Set To Generate Huge Tax Revenue Boost For Colorado

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

Cannabis is set to be a billion-dollar legal industry in the state of Colorado by next year after officials suggested far greater volumes of the drug ...

Should We Legalise Cannabis?

James Snell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

In the midst of the legalisation of cannabis in Colorado, the issue of cannabis has been thrown back on the table, and has prompted debate among many. The issue of cannabis has long been a divisive and controversial one...

Nervous Father-To-Be Arrested For Smoking Cannabis In Delivery Room

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested after he was discovered smoking cannabis in a hospital delivery unit as his partner prepared to give birth. David Bastin w...

A Fresh Look at Our Drug Laws Is the First Step Towards a Sane, Evidence-Based Policy

Caroline Lucas | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Every day the media present us with examples of the miserable failure of the "war on drugs". Yet the government presses on with the prohibition approach, refusing to acknowledge the obvious reality that it's not working.

Mourn Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Rethink Drugs

Olivia Denyer | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

For many, the death of thirty-one year old Cory Monteith is still fresh in the mind. Deaths of these kinds can only be described as a tragic waste. But, rather than concentrating on the loss of life and love, the publicity of these sad events could - and should - be used in a far more meaningful way.

Sara C Nelson

'Science Simply Doesn't Support This Verdict': Cannabis Death Inquest Challenged By Advocacy Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

An advocacy group has challenged the verdict of an inquest which states a mother-of-three’s death was a direct result of cannabis poisoning. Gem...

San Patrignano UK - Now a Charity

Danny McCubbin | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Danny McCubbin

This week we are off to San Patrignano with a special team of volunteers who are going to work with me and be responsible for the admissions process here in the UK. This will mean that we will be able to support more people who are dependent on drugs and looking to enter the community in Italy.

Are French Attitudes to Politicians' Private Lives Healthier?

Megan Hughes | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

If you've been reading the papers in Britain over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard about Francois Hollande's turbulent private life. The French President's exploits have been reported, analysed, and subjected to the scrutiny of public opinion on a fantastic scale in the UK.

Blog Del Narco (Part I)

Kay Smythe | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

When I asked for Blog Del Narco for Christmas this year, I highly doubt my parents were expecting quite the shock they got Christmas morning. One cannot simply flick through the accounts written by the Mexican journalist and computer scientist who dared to report what others were getting 'disemboweled and hung off a bridge' for.

New York 'To Relax Cannabis Laws'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

New York state is planning to relax cannabis laws to allow limited use by seriously ill patients, according to reports. New York is following in th...

It's 'Green Wednesday' In Colorado

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

People living in Colorado have been taking advantage of it becoming the first jurisdiction in the world to legalise recreational cannabis use. The ...

Asa Bennett

Guess How Many Drugs Police Seized In Parliament?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Police have seized drugs just once in the last year on the Parliamentary estate after someone was caught in possession of cannabis, a Freedom of Infor...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Charlotte Meredith

Should The UK Follow Uruguay's Lead And Legalise Cannabis?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Recent reform victories are reshaping the landscape of the oldest debate in drug policy. As Uruguay passed historic legislation this week – becom...

Is Cannabis Bad for Me? The Science... and How It Is Misinterpreted

Marek Doyle | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

Regardless of how many billions are spent trying to prove cannabis is bad for us, and regardless of how much spin conservative politicians put on the issue, the anti-cannabis lobby is taking to the witness box with an embarrassing lack of evidence.

Cannabis Café To Open In Manchester

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A drugs campaigner says he plans to open a cannabis café in Manchester in the new year. Colin Davies, who made a name for himself when he handed ...