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Image copyright Getty Images “For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night. “People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer than smoking,” says Faye, 22. “The health risks [of drinking and smoking] have been drummed into us.” Faye’s comments […]

What are the rules about cannabis oil in the UK?

What are the rules about cannabis oil in the UK?

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the official treatment of cannabis for medicinal use. Cannabis is currently a controlled drug as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. A follow-up to this law, the Misuse of Drugs Regulations Act 2001, placed it under Schedule 1, which is the category for substances […]

U.K. Conservatives at Odds Over Brexit and Legalizing Cannabis

U.K. Conservatives at Odds Over Brexit and Legalizing Cannabis

Hopelessly divided over Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are now also publicly arguing about the merits of legalizing marijuana for medical use. On the eve of a key vote that could deliver May a humiliating loss in Parliament, the government is struggling to show unity on any number of issues, from how to fund […]

Epileptic boy Alfie Dingley finally gets cannabis oil after a three-month wait

Epileptic boy Alfie Dingley finally gets cannabis oil after a three-month wait

An epileptic six-year-old boy has finally been granted permission to use cannabis oil for his illness – three months after a personal promise by Theresa May. Hannah Deacon vented her fury after the Prime Minister gave her an assurance for her boy Alfie Dingley during a face-to-face meeting in Downing Street. Hannah faced “hurdles after […]

POLL: PM under pressure to review laws on recreational cannabis use

POLL: PM under pressure to review laws on recreational cannabis use

Theresa May is facing increasing political pressure to review the law on cannabis after a raft of MPs including a former Conservative leader called for reform. Lord Hague joined those who have urged a change of approach over the narcotic, writing in the Telegraph that the idea it can be “driven off the streets and […]

Health risks of recreational cannabis

Health risks of recreational cannabis

Image copyright Getty Images The government has said there will be a review into the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes but has rejected suggestions by former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague that its recreational use could be legalised. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said there was strong scientific evidence he drug could “harm people’s mental and […]

Cities and towns face a million-dollar cannabis question – The Boston Globe

Cities and towns face a million-dollar cannabis question - The Boston Globe

The prospect of retail marijuana at a store near you is just around the corner, posing a fundamental question to every city and town in Massachusetts. The law vests municipalities with vast powers to regulate legal cannabis activity, and their approaches have been all over the map. Some municipalities have banned all adult-use activities, including […]

How Cannabis Fueled the Rise of Oakland Bluesman Fantastic Negrito

How Cannabis Fueled the Rise of Oakland Bluesman Fantastic Negrito

BY MAX SAVAGE LEVENSON When Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2017, for his debut LP The Last Days of Oakland, he didn’t celebrate at a private party, surrounded by the Los Angeles music industry. No, he took his Grammy down to the local train station and busked, as […]