Cannabis

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Opinion: Legalising cannabis can reduce violent crime

Opinion: Legalising cannabis can reduce violent crime

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Norman Lamb believes legalising cannabis in the UK could help reduce violent crime and protect teenagers' health.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Crispin Blunt: Prohibition of cannabis 'harming society'

Crispin Blunt: Prohibition of cannabis 'harming society'

The Conservative MP said medical advances using cannabis had been set back "fifty years" by the drug being illegal in the UK.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Britain to legalise cannabis 'within 15 years'

Liberal Democrat Sir Norman Lamb has predicted that cannabis will be legalised in the UK following a cross-party research trip to Canada.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

The MP said he will get "nothing" in return if cannabis is legalised, despite chairing a drugs reform group backed by cannabis corporations.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

A former government advisor on drug policy has said that the UK has created the “monster” of high-potency cannabis “by obsessing over the harms” of the drug.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Charlotte Caldwell

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Charlotte Caldwell has said families are still waiting for prescriptions four months after the home secretary gave the cure the green-light.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

A drugs policy expert has said that legalising medical cannabis allows “sick people to get the best medicine for their ailments”, but that the government was not moving fast enough.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Hemp flowers

Shop searches for nation's first 'professional spliff roller'

Shop searches for nation's first 'professional spliff roller'

A Brighton-based hemp shop is looking for a nimble-fingered smoker to become Britain’s first “professional spliff roller”.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CBD dog treats for sale

Cannabis dog treats could 'calm anxious pets'

Cannabis dog treats could 'calm anxious pets'

Cannabis dog treats could soon be used to calm down anxious or frightened dogs if campaigners succeed in changing existing regulations.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cannabis

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

The country's first-ever legal cannabis farm is set to open in Wiltshire after planning permission was granted.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Steph and Dom

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Presenters Steph and Dom have revealed their son's epilepsy could kill him at any moment, sparking their decision to take part in a new documentary about medicinal cannabis.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: 'Criminal' cannabis suppliers 'do not give-a-monkeys'

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has said that legalising cannabis would stop the ‘criminal’ cannabis supply chain that ‘does not give-a-monkeys’ about the health effects of the drug.

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

A pensioner was among a three cannabis growers caught running a £720,000 cannabis farm inside an agricultural greenhouse.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Crispin Blunt says UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of full cannabis legalisation following change in law for medical products

Crispin Blunt says UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of full cannabis legalisation following change in law for medical products

Crispin Blunt: UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of cannabis legalisation

Crispin Blunt tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the UK could look to follow in Canada's footsteps and fully legalise cannabis, as the product is made legal for medical purposes

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Canada legalising cannabis 'could be a pioneering move' for other countries, says drug commentator

Canada legalising cannabis 'could be a pioneering move' for other countries

A spokesperson at the Transform Drug Policy Foundation says the UK is '5 years' behind.

A couple become the first pair to legally buy marijuana

Canada legalises recreational cannabis

Canada legalises recreational cannabis

The country becomes second, after Uruguay, to legalise the use of marijuana.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Medicinal cannabis

Doctors able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from November, Sajid Javid announces

Doctors able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from November

Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from November 1, the home secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Is Cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol? We speak to one Cannabis user to find out.

Is cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol? We speak to one cannabis user to find out

Is cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol?

Young people find it easier to buy cannabis than alcohol, according to a report by drugs policy think tank Volte Face. The Children’s Report found that 44 per cent of young cannabis users said it was "very easy" to buy, as opposed to 22 per cent who said the same about alcohol.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years', says cannabis retailer

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

A cannabis retailer told Mike Graham that the UK should look at the positive effects of the legalisation of cannabis in other countries, after the Home Office rescheduled the drug for medical use

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Officers revealed frustration with drug laws

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Many police officers feel their efforts to enforce the law on possession of cannabis have "little or no impact" on offenders' use of the drug, according to a study

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell: Legalising medical cannabis will 'save hundreds of children's lives'

Charlotte Caldwell: 'War on medical cannabis is over' as Sajid Javid promises review

Charlotte Caldwell: 'War on medical cannabis is over'

The mother of Billy Caldwell, whose severe epilepsy is kept at bay with medicinal cannabis, says the 'war' on the substance is over after Sajid Javid promised a review into its use

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

A medical cannabis user tells talkRADIO how he fears legal repercussions from his marijuana use, despite the fact his doctor supports him using it

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalisation date in early or mid-September.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Sajid Javid announced the move in a statement to the House of Commons in the wake of a series of appeals from parents who want their children to be able to access medications which can alleviate epilepsy and other illnesses.

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

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 out of people's lives by the state is nothing short of deluded".

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell and her son Billy. Image: Keep Billy Alive/Facebook

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

An urgent question took place in Commons today after epileptic Billy Caldwell, 12, had his cannabis oil confiscated

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Cannabis companies are performing well on the stock market, and investors are seeing the opportunity.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Alfie Dingley: 'Without cannabis I'd be in screeching in unbelievable pain', says multiple sclerosis sufferer

Alfie Dingley: 'Without cannabis I'd be screeching in unbelievable pain', says multiple sclerosis sufferer

'Without cannabis I'd be screeching in unbelievable pain', says MS sufferer

A six-year-old with epilepsy is calling for medical cannabis to be legalised, along with many others

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

The Home Office says it is exploring 'every option' for the child who has a rare form of epilepsy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UK cannabis market dominated by 'skunk', research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

Experts are concerned about the mental health implications of using strong cannabis

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is ok and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives'

A primary school has had to ask parents to stop smoking cannabis at the gates

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Legalising drugs: 'People fight over drugs but it doesn't mean we should all be subjected to them', says Katie Perrior

'Don't shout at me!': Listen to Mike Graham and Katie Perrior row with weed legalisation campaigner

'Cannabis is a gateway drug and it should not be legalised', says Katie Perrior

Mike Graham and Katie Perrior clashed with drugs campaigner Danny Kushlick

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A picture of the cannabis farm (Merseyside Police)

Liverpool police find £1.3 million cannabis farm housed in 'ticking time-bomb'

Liverpool police find £1.3 million cannabis farm housed in 'ticking time-bomb'

348 plants recovered by specialist cannabis dismantling officers

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ayoub Benhammwu has been found guilty of assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Drug dealer guilty of battering senior police officer in Ladbroke Grove

Drug dealer guilty of battering senior police officer in Ladbroke Grove

Ayoub Benhammwu attempted to flee the police and launched flurry of kicks at officer when he was caught

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Peter Tritton says the UK's drug problem won't be solved until we legalise all drugs

Former cocaine kingpin says we must legalise all drugs

Former cocaine kingpin says we must legalise all drugs

Peter Tritton made the comments while speaking alongside Michael Fabricant on Sam Delaney's show

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Both the inmates are from Stockport

Officers find £10,000 of cannabis during raid on prison

Officers find £10,000 of cannabis during raid on prison

Police seized 1kg of cannabis and large quantity of cash during raid on Lindholme Prison

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Met has loaned the drone from a neighbouring force (police handout)

London police using drone to hunt for weapons and cannabis factories

London police using drone to hunt for weapons and cannabis factories

Met Police has begun an eight-week trial of a UAV loaned from Sussex Police

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

The teenager was also taken to the police station for his own safety as his mother was angry

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

James Whale v Peter Hitchens, round 2: Listen to the complete rematch

James Whale v Peter Hitchens, round 2: Listen to the complete rematch

'Killer' Whale took on the tweed-wearing tussler in a no-holds-barred showdown about marijuana live on the talkRADIO airwaves

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fourteen imprisoned for multi-million pound conspiracy to produce cannabis

Members of £25 million cannabis ring jailed for combined 92 years

Members of £25 million cannabis ring jailed for combined 92 years

An investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate found 16,428 plants across Kent and Norfolk between 2013 to 2015

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weed, houses and Brexit - The Liberal Democrats' manifesto

Weed, taxes and Brexit - The Liberal Democrats' manifesto unpacked

Weed, taxes and Brexit - The Liberal Democrats' manifesto unpacked

The Liberal Democrats have released their manifesto and pledges nucleus tax rises, the legalisation of cannabis and a second EU referendum

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

The Liberal Democrats have announced that their manifesto will include plans for a regulated cannabis market

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

'420' trending on Twitter - users react to cannabis culture day

Happy 420, says Twitter as the world reacts to cannabis culture day

Happy 420, says Twitter as the world reacts to cannabis culture day

April 20 - an unofficial day to consume marijuana in cannabis culture - has been trending on Twitter

It is thought that 1,000 joints could be handed out

US lawmakers to be given hundreds of free cannabis joints to mark ‘420 day’

US lawmakers to be given hundreds of free cannabis joints to mark ‘420 day’

Campaign group backing repeal of key pro-cannabis amendment to hand out 1,000 joints outside Congress

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he posts photos of toast with Hitler's face on

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he publishes pictures of toast with Hitler's face on

Neo-Nazi drug dealer caught after publishing photos of toast with Hitler's face

A neo-Nazi drug dealer has been caught by police after he posted images of toast online with Adolf Hitler's face scorched on the slices

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Six arrested after large cannabis factory is discovered in former nuclear bunker

Six arrested after large cannabis factory is discovered in former nuclear bunker

Six arrested after large cannabis factory discovered in former nuclear bunker

A large cannabis factory has been discovered by police in a former nuclear bunker, this had led to the arrest of six men

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Legalisation of Cannabis 'inevitable', says campaigner

Legalisation of cannabis is inevitable, says campaigner

Legalisation of cannabis is inevitable, says campaigner

Peter Reynolds, the President of CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, claimed the UK will eventually legalise the drug for medical use

Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thatcher's 11-year tenure as prime minister ended in 1990

Margaret Thatcher repeatedly failed to comply with poll tax laws, new documents show

Margaret Thatcher repeatedly failed to comply with poll tax laws

New tranche of documents shows Thatcher failed to supply required poll tax registration documents on several occasions and was warned about her non-compliance

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Call to legalise cannabis: 'Police don't have the numbers to cope with it', says former Labour MP

Cannabis is effectively decriminalised because 'police don't have the numbers to cope', says former Labour MP

Cannabis is effectively legalised because 'police can't cope,' says former MP

Dr. Brian Iddon explained the problem the police have faced with the drug

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Archeologists discover an ancient cannabis burial shroud

Archeologists find ancient cannabis burial shroud

Archeologists discover an ancient cannabis burial shroud

The discovery of an ancient cannabis burial shroud was made in in China's Turpan Basin, of an approximately 35 year old man with Caucasian features