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This week saw yet another negative headline in the media about cannabis, and as with almost all the others, it's complete bullshit. The angle of attack in this instance is blood pressure (hypertension), and the impact cannabis can have on this condition. The original study can be found here. The Claim Most articles make the same claim: "A study has shown that...
Amsterdam is home to a wide selection of cannabis, but the cost of top-shelf strains can be prohibitive to some visitors. Part of this is related to the grey area laws which make production and large-scale supply an offence, but a lot has to do with shops taking advantage of tourists and promoting the more expensive strains on the...
Having lived in Amsterdam for almost a year, I feel I've now got a good grasp of what the city has to offer weed consumers. I've been to dozens of coffeeshops, and tried basically the entire menu at places like Katsu and Boerejongens. I'll keep this list updated, so ensure you check back to see what's worth your precious...
Having endured years of battling anti-drug campaigners, I've noticed that for them, their stance isn't based on facts or reason, but rather an impermutable moral idea, which has at its core the suggestion that something is simply right or wrong, and nothing else matters. We see people who are less interested in bringing about positive changes than they are...
In a landmark event, the British public has demanded that the government review the effectiveness of current drug laws. Having launched the petition over a year ago, it seemed that we'd fall short of our target of 100,000 signatures, but this past week saw a push from a number of activists, coupled with well-timed media articles. Having taken almost...
Support has grown for the petition of Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, which calls for the government to formally asses the impact of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act. This act is largely responsible for the legal classification of drugs in the United Kingdom; and we haven't properly analysed how effective it has proved in minimising the harms associated with...
With the cost of cannabis being so high these days, many people are finding that they're struggling to afford enough to meet their needs; especially those who are medical users, in need of large quantities. In order to help reduce this cost I've put together a few tips which I've discovered over the years, on how the get the...
  Having enjoyed a rather wonderful day at the London 420 Hyde Park meeting on Saturday, I was surprised to see that most media coverage was negative. Not just unfairly balanced (i.e. mentioning the 'dangers' of the plant), but completely missing the point, and even inviting some of the most deluded prohibitionists along to add their mucky two pence pieces....