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On Monday former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unexpectedly volunteered some interesting information to the Leveson Inquiry, pertaining to his role in cannabis law changes. Brown suggested he personally put weight on other cabinet members to push for cannabis to be reclassified as a more dangerous Class B substance, as opposed to the previous Class C status, which regarded it...
In another showing of anti-cannabis bias, Reason reported that a doctor-certified medicinal user of cannabis has been given 90 days to live, following his removal from the organ donor register at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Norman Smith was recently told that his use of medical cannabis would make him ineligible, despite being bought from an authorised establishment, on the back of a...
The British Lung Foundation is a charity whose aim is to help sufferers of respiratory diseases, and also provide public information around safety and prevention. They caught my attention recently as some of their work has been used as the basis for more media scare stories around cannabis. The Independent - Young cannabis users 'do not realise the huge danger to...
Many risks associated with illicit drugs exist due to their legal status. Opponents of legalising the possession and sale of drugs believe they're actually making the world a safer place for their children, but they are not. They believe there's some disagreement in principle with those who support liberal drug laws, but there is not. Perhaps when addressing those...
Today I was greeted by a number of articles which loudly proclaimed that a recent UK trial indicated that cannabis isn't effective in slowing the progress of multiple sclerosis. The Clinical Neurology Research Group (CNRG) at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry undertook a 3-year study which examined the impact of  THC capsules on MS patients compared to the impact...
Much of the world is accustomed to consuming cannabis without adding tobacco in the mix, but many of us were raised in cultures which consider this the norm. There are various reasons for this, from the preference for hash, to saving money, or more commonly, force of habit. Those who consume cannabis infrequently don't need to worry about tobacco...
While politicians continue to grandstand over who can be the most authoritarian and right-wing about drug prohibition, the daily cost of the 'war on drugs' is there for all to see. 62,000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006 in the US-sponsored attempt to stop people enjoying their free time, or even controlling their serious illness. Furthermore, this doesn't come...
Questions the constitutionality of the "War on Drugs" and common allegations against the medical value of cannabis. Penn & Teller Bullshit! - (2-04) - War on Drugs from Raymond Sison on Vimeo.