London Rapper Brazenly Films Himself Smoking Cannabis Inside Asda

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

Rapper Black The Ripper has posted a video on social media showing him smoking a cannabis joint in Asda, following an earlier stunt where he "hotboxed...

Money Is Flooding Into Cannabis but Ignorance Still Prevails

George McBride | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
George McBride

The cannabis debate is in a strange place at the moment: the evidence available is better than ever, debate is more mainstream, money (still not much) is available for people to study drug policy, and yet the international debate is stifled and the old school of the policy world is still promulgating evidence based on fear, not reason.

Prisons Are 'Awash' With Synthetic Cannabis And People Are Dying As A Result

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Synthetic cannabis is having an unprecedented and destabilising impact on prisons, according to the chief inspector of prisons. An officers' union has...

The Dangers of Legalising Marijuana

Thomas Smith | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

The answer to both questions is 'no', and the onus is now on the government to carefully review the implications of marijuana before deciding on its legalization- for it could well prove a decision damaging and myopic.

A Tribute to Howard Marks

Jason Reed | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

For whatever reason, Howard's death has affected me more than I thought it would. I've found my mind straying over towards him during this last day or so. I met Howard on a number of occasions and in many different settings.

Half Of People Support Legalising Cannabis - 'So Why Won't The Main Party Leaders Discuss It?'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

Cannabis legalisation is favoured by 47% of people, according to a new opinion poll. While 39% oppose legalising the sale of cannabis through licensed...

Cannabis Grower Spared Jail, Told To Apply For Job On Gardeners' Question Time Instead

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK

A cannabis grower was told he should get a job on "Gardeners' Question Time" after being sentenced for growing just four plants so big police thought ...

Major Drop In Cannabis Arrests Is 'Decriminalisation By Stealth'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

Figures showing arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have almost halved have divided police and pro-cannabis campaigners who say they ...

Governments Can No Longer Ignore the Evidence - Drug Decriminalisation Benefits Society

Edward Fox | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Fox

But the tide is shifting. As our new report - A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe - launched today shows, there are an increasing number of countries moving toward a model that no longer criminalises people who use drugs, with tremendous results when done effectively.

Alex Salmond Admits He 'Dabbled' With Cannabis As A Student

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond today admitted he smoked cannabis while at university, but claimed he didn’t “exhale”. The former SNP leader made the confession...

'Grow Your Own' Cannabis Plan Backed By Top Cop

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics

Cannabis should be legalised and sold over the counter in specially-licenced shops, a radical review of Britain’s drug laws has recommended. The ...

Women Are Inserting Cannabis-Filled Pills Into Their Vaginas 'To Prevent Period Pain'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget ibuprofen or hot water bottles, women in America are inserting cannabis-filled suppositories into their vaginas in a quest to banish period pai...

How Your Hangover Could Change the World

Cara Levan | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Cara Levan

I chose to get drunk last night so my hangover is 'legitimate' in the eyes of society. But many people prefer different ways of letting it all hang out - a joint, a line or a pill. Just to help make the party pop that little bit more. We call them recreational drug users. There are at least three million of them in the UK and chances are you are one of them...

These Bags Are Designed To Hide The Smell Of Weed

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Style

A designer bag specifically made for carrying a stash of marijuana? It's no longer just a pipe dream... AnnaBis, ​pronounced 'annabee', have crea...

Jamaica's Pioneering Journey Towards Cannabis Regulation

Amanda Feilding | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK
Amanda Feilding

It is wonderful that Jamaica has now not only decriminalised cannabis, eliminating previous convictions for possession, but has also fully acknowledged the religious rights of the Rastafarians, thus becoming the first state to properly recognise the religious use of cannabis.

Legalising Cannabis Would Save Millions, Says Treasury Report

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

Legalising cannabis would raise "notable tax revenue" and "lead to overall savings to public services", an internal-Treasury report has concluded. ...

UK Cannabis Laws Similar To US Refusal To Ban Guns, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics

The British government's attitude towards cannabis is the same as the American refusal to introduce strict gun controls, a Labour MP has said ahead of...

Drug Traffickers Unload £6m Haul On Costa Del Sol In Front Of Tourists

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

It doesn't get any more brazen than this. A gang of traffickers pulled up to a beach on the Costa del Sol in a Zodiac rubber dinghy and then casual...

Paul O'Grady 'Swallowed Drugs Stash To Avoid Arrest At Thai Airport'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Paul O’Grady has revealed how he once swallowed a stash of cannabis to avoid being caught with the drug at airport customs. The chat show host w...

Could Cannabis And Cannabinoids Cancer Treatment Come To The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer advice website in the US, The National Cancer Institute, has featured a page offering information surrounding how cannabis and cannabinoids c...

Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Lee Kern | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lee Kern

If Shakespeare smoked a bit of Elizabethan pot then fair enough. But he was also clearly a dude that must have passionately fallen in love with letters and worked at them for it's own sake and it's own buzz.

Cannabis Traces Found On Tobacco Pipes In William Shakespeare's Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Analysis of tobacco pipes excavated from the Stratford upon Avon garden of William Shakespeare has revealed traces of cannabis. Residue from the 40...

This Is What Happens When You Legalise Cannabis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Three police forces have acknowledged that growing and using cannabis is no longer to be treated as a priority crime. While cannabis remains a Clas...

More Young People Want Cannabis To Be Legal Than Tobacco

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More young people think cannabis should be legalised over tobacco, according to a new study. The Student Money Saver surveyed 1,000 people from 18...

Grandmother Documentary Star Arrested For Growing Cannabis While Show Airs

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

A grandmother who is the star of a benefits documentary in which she showcases her homegrown cannabis crop, was in a police cell while the programme a...