Cannabis

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

Damon Barrett | Posted 18.11.2014 | 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 15.10.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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...

Marijuana Is a Dangerous Drug: But It's Time to Legalise It

David Smallwood | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Smallwood

One thing that I am certain of after nearly 20 years working as an addiction therapist is that current drug policies in the UK are simply not working. As a society we have chosen to deal with the problem of drug addiction mainly by banning harmful substances and pursuing users and suppliers through the courts.

This Is What Doctors Think About Legalising Pot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Doctors have voted down a motion that would push for the legalisation of cannabis, but have instead called for anyone born after the year 2000 to be b...

UK Edging Closer To Legalisation Of Cannabis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear. Delegates at the British Medical Association's ...

Jack Sommers

Why Are A Record Number Of Children Being Treated For Cannabis Addiction?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

The number of children receiving treatment for addiction to cannabis has hit a record high, with one expert warning the age they try the drug for the ...

If You Like Your Sperm The Way It Is, Don't Smoke Cannabis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, if you smoke cannabis (or tried a joint in your youth) listen up - the drug may have an unexpected side effect on your sperm.... Research has...

Jack Sommers

One Is Legal And Fake, The Other Is Natural And Illegal -- Guess Which Cannabis Is Worse For You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridic...

Inside the Business of Human Trafficking

Mei-Ling McNamara | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Mei-Ling McNamara

There is mounting evidence that vulnerable migrant workers face a significant threat of labour exploitation in the UK. Men, women, teenagers, and children are all vulnerable, and found in sectors such as construction, care, agriculture, domestic labour, and the hospitality industry.

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...