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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 ...

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...

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

Skunk Cannabis and Dad-Dancing in Drug Policy

Jason Reed | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

Oh good, the obligatory news has broken that 'Super Strength Skunk' has invaded the isles and is wreaking havoc on UK shores. For those that work in drug policy, this story is similar to May Day: it comes round annually and leads to all kinds of pageantry - complete with bell ringing and the clashing of batons in a calamitous Morris-style jig.

Film Screening: 'The House I Live In' at The Oval Space - An Event That Should Not Be Missed

Jason Reed | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

Owing to its immeasurable impact there is a special screening: On 11 December, at the prestigious Oval Space, Bethnal Green, The House I Live In will be shown with the accompaniment of a panel discussion complete with the erudite people who are on the frontlines of the drug policy discourse.

The US Elections: History Was Made, But Not by Obama

Jason Reed | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

On the US election night, there were a host of unprecedented referendums that included three states proposing full-blown reform and regulation of their marijuana laws, in essence, and to use the shorthand, marijuana would be legalised. Those who follow drug policy held their collective breath (if they were awake to see it) as the results poured in from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

In Reply - Can Cannabis Drive You Crazy?

Jason Reed | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

I'm not a fan of rebuttals, they can often be interpreted as rude or standoffish. This is certainly not the flavour of my reply, and so with this amp...

Drugs: Why Evidence Based Policies Must Lead the Way

Jason Reed | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

It's time that the burden of proof was shifted. The case for reform is firm and hard to ignore. The rationale for keeping the drug laws anchored needs justifying, and evidence must be placed by those who want to keep the 'drug war' alive.

The Need to Rethink All Attitudes Regarding Drugs

Jason Reed | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

If we are serious about preventing teenage substance abuse, we need far stronger and rational mechanisms in place over our current approach.

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable"

Jason Reed | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable." These were the eminent words of Mr James Duffy from Law...