News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

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...

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 | 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...

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...

Holy Smokes! Guess Where This Lady Hid Her Marijuana Pipe

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

A 25-year-old woman arrested for causing a domestic disturbance was caught trying to smuggle a marijuana pipe into jail – via her vagina. Ericka...

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 ...

Berlin's First Cannabis Cafe: Could Berlin Become the Next Amsterdam?

Emily Wasik | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Wasik

If Hermann's proposal gets approved in the near future, the "Berlin Wall of Pot" dividing the city's residents will come down, tourists will flock to the culture capital not just for the cheap living and turbulent nightlife but for cannabis cafes, and everyday Berliners will be able to pick up their ganja from a store counter, along with their milk and brötchen.

How to Love Yourself (and Grow Half a Brain)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

How to love yourself (and grow half a brain) The recent furore regarding Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson is a perfect example of what is wrong with...

Nigella Lawson and Her Little White Lines

Daniel Warner | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I'll be watching and listening intently to the animosity the case against those Grillo girls has generated between Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson, but in the meantime I'll be making the recipe for the 'Holiday Hotcake' that she tweeted yesterday (along with the #TeamNigella').

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

In Out, In Out, Smoking All About

Nick Abbot | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

The problem of drugs in society will not be solved by allowing drugs in prison, but it might make the time go more quickly for the inmates and it might make the job easier for the guards. And if it is true that drugs are as easily available inside as a latte is on the outside, then that rather makes the "War On Drugs" even more unlikely ever to be won...

WATCH: Cannabis Cat Collared At Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

A cat has been busted for smuggling pot into a prison in Moldova. Guards became suspicious when the sneaky feline was spotted regularly nipping in ...

The Dalai Lama Has Been Talking About Marijuana (While Wearing A Giant Mexican Hat)

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

The Dalai Lama has revealed he supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. He made his comments during a somewhat timely visit to Mexico...

Seattle Hempfest and V-Festival - A Tale of Two Cities

Jason Reed | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

When we address what drug law reforms mean in real terms, we can use this as a case in point. Seattle are in process of a rational, humane, affable conversation of responsibility, compared with that of V-Festival who are flailing in the wind and are arguably operating outside the laws that we do actually have.

The Real Pot Plants: Cannabis Blooms In Council Flowerbeds (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

A probe is underway to ascertain how cannabis plants came to bloom in official council flower pots. Around 20 plants could be seen sprouting from ...

The Politics of Cannabis Psychosis

Jason Reed | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

It has become an indelible etching on the national psyche; cannabis and psychosis dovetail like fish and chips. The impact of cannabis on the mind has been well documented in the British press, but it remains an unfortunate muddle as the link is as far from clear as one is led to believe.

Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

'Marijuana Makes Us Better Mothers'

Barcroft Media | Barcroft | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A GROUP of weed-smoking mums who meet for lavish cannabis-infused lunches say taking marijuana is making them BETTER parents. The get-togethers a...

PICTURED: Miami Cannibal Attack Victim ‘Living Happily' A Year After Losing His Eyes And Nose

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

GRAPHIC WARNING: Some readers may find images contained in this story upsetting. A 66-year-old whose face was chewed off by a naked man under the ...

Cannabis Linked To Crohn's Cure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking cannabis may be key in treating Crohn's disease, research suggests. In a recent trial marijuana was shown to induce 'complete remission' fo...

Fifty-Three Per Cent of Brits Support Cannabis Reform: It's Time for An Impact Assessment

Jason Reed | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The time has come to dispense with our dusty 'legalise or not legalise' discussion as this provokes a non-debate and an almost literal fist-fight of a discussion due to its lack of finesse.

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Happy Birthday Bob! Wednesday would have been the charismatic Jamaican singer's 68th birthday. Marley died of cancer in 1981, but his notoriet...

'Marijuana Recovery' - The Next Major Support Group for Recovering Alcoholics, Cocaine and Heroin Addicts?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

I have long been bothered by an inexcusable absence among the many recovery options available to people struggling with addictions: marijuana is not considered a viable substitute.