People Who Smoke Marijuana Are 'Three Times More Likely To Die From High Blood Pressure'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who smoke weed are three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than those who do not, new research suggests. Scientists in the US ...

A Legal Route To Cannabis For MS Could Transform People's Lives

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

We have reviewed our position on cannabis use as a medicinal treatment for people with MS. With the aid of our medical advisers we reassessed the level of evidence. And we've worked with people with MS, both through a UK wide survey and focus groups, to share their perspectives and experiences.

This 'Sorry You Were Out' Card Left For Cannabis Growers By Police In Oxford Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

No one likes to come home to a ‘sorry you were out’ card - but presumably no one less than the people behind this cannabis plantation in Oxford. T...

Cannabis Is Able To Reverse Ageing In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

With every passing year our brains tend to get a little less sharp, because like every other organ in the body, our brain ages over time. This decreas...

Cannabis For Dogs With Cancer

Kristina Johansen | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

What the research to date hasn't shown is which cannabinoids could potentially be used to treat which type of cancer, at which dose they should be given or for how long, or the best way to administer these drugs so that they get to the cancer cells.

Patrick Stewart Reveals Daily Marijuana Use To Help His Arthritis

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Patrick Stewart has told of how he uses marijuana on a daily basis to treat arthritis. The ‘Star Trek’ actor explained he has tried an ointment, a...

Why A Clever Pupil Is More Likely To Smoke Cannabis As A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Smart children are twice as likely to smoke cannabis as teenagers than their less academic peers, new research has revealed. Pupils who do well at sc...

What Can We Expect From Drug Policy Reform In 2017?

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Twenty-seventeen is poised to be a challenging year for drug policy reform. Extrajudicial killings have surpassed 7,000 in the Philippines, 140 lives ...

When Is It OK To Give Children Cannabis?

Mary Biles | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Biles

Vera Twomey-Barry, mother of 6-year-old Ava who, who due to a rare genetic condition called Dravet Syndrome, suffers from as many as 20 epileptic seizures a day, decided to march the 300km to Dublin from her home in Cork.

Smoking Cannabis May Double Your Chances Of Broken Heart Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

Cannabis users are twice as likely to suffer from “Broken Heart Syndrome”, a rare condition which mimics heart attack symptoms, a study has found....

Ten Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Cannabis

Mary Biles | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Biles

My eyes were opened with a jolt after witnessing the difference cannabis oil made to the final months of my friend's dying mother. She went from a morphine haze of confusion, to remaining lucid and almost pain-free to the moment she died.

Cannabis Has Been Used As A Medicine For 4,000 Years - Time To Bring It Back, MPs And Campaigners Urge

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Britain “lags behind” at least 11 other European countries and nearly half of US states as medicinal use of Cannabis continues to be illegal. Cann...

Jeremy Corbyn's Cannabis Policy Backed By Former Drugs Chief David Nutt

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to decriminalise cannabis for medical use has been backed by drugs expert David Nutt, the former Government chief drugs adviser...

If You're Addicted To Cannabis, Winning Just Doesn’t Feel Like Winning Any More

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

Cannabis dampens peoples’ response to rewards, according to a new study that sheds light on why some users become addicted to the drug and other sub...

Pc's 'I love Weed' Hat Lands Him Before Misconduct Hearing

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

A police officer is facing a three-day public misconduct hearing after he was accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan "I love ...

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 04.05.2017 | 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 23.04.2017 | 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 19.04.2017 | 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 15.03.2017 | 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...