Items tagged with cannabis and UK

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Britons who legally smoke cannabis in the US 'risk being deported' [15.11.2019] A legal expert at an international immigration firm has warned British tourists and employees that if they smoke marijuana in the US, even in states ...
Sadiq Khan: Time for cannabis rethink to cut violent crime [01.11.2019] London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime. The Mayor so ...
Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor [14.09.2019] The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candi ...
UK advised to recruit former drug dealers if marijuana is legalised [05.09.2019] Former drug dealers should be recruited and trained to produce safe, legal cannabis if the UK decides to legalise marijuana, the head of an American ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
Cannabis to be 'fully legal in UK within years' [29.07.2019] A group of cross-party MPs said the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade following a research trip to Canada. Labour’s David Lam ...
Support for legalising cannabis growing among British public, survey finds [14.07.2019] Twice as many British adults now support the legalisation of cannabis than oppose it, according to a poll which reveals a “widening gulf” between pub ...
Make cannabis legal and cut crime, says Adam Smith think tank [09.07.2019] A leading think tank today called for cannabis to be sold over the counter in pharmacies — and said legalisation for adult recreational use is a matt ...
The Cannabis Debate: 63 per cent of Londoners think UK should follow Canada and make drug legal [01.07.2019] Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll commissioned by the Evening Standard an ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in Lancet Psy ...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than ...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] New research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug w ...
Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals [29.10.2018] The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support o ...
UK government must look into legalising cannabis, says former Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe [21.10.2018] Former Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence supporting cannabis legalisation. It marks a sign ...
Police chief calls for more cannabis clubs where drug can be used and traded safely [09.08.2018] A police chief has called for cannabis users to be allowed to freely grow and sell the drug without fear of arrest in cannabis clubs, saying the “war ...
Police ‘decriminalising cannabis’ as prosecutions fall away [14.07.2018] Police forces are in effect decriminalising cannabis, campaigners say, after uncovering figures that show a substantial fall in the number of prosecu ...
Sajid Javid looks into easing rules on medical cannabis prescription [03.07.2018] The home secretary, Sajid Javid, is considering whether cannabis could be made easier to prescribe for medical use, Downing Street has said. It comes ...
Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK' [29.06.2018] Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK. A report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market at £2 ...
Durham police chief calls for legalisation of cannabis in UK [24.06.2018] A chief constable has called for the ban on cannabis to be scrapped, arguing that it damages public safety, puts users in more danger, and gives mill ...
Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague [19.06.2018] Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalisi ...
Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5bn’ [02.06.2018] Introducing a legal cannabis market to the UK could earn the Treasury between £1bn and £3.5bn a year in tax revenues, a new report suggests. Health P ...
High time to rehash drug policy, think tanks say, as legalisation could save taxpayer £900m [13.05.2018] Think tanks have today called on the government to radically rethink its drug policy, as it was revealed that taxpayers could save nearly £900m a yea ...
LibDem MSP says Scotland should ‘open regulated drugs market’ [28.03.2018] Scotland should have its own “regulated cannabis market” to control the pricing and potency of the drug, LibDem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has claimed. H ...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] Can Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of canna ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Trafficked, beaten, enslaved: the life of a Vietnamese cannabis farmer [31.01.2018] At 10, ‘Stephen’ was taken from Hanoi to London and then spent four years tending plants for a brutal drug gang. Now awaiting news of an appeal again ...
‘Prison time will not stop my fight for cannabis’ [29.01.2018] Cannabis campaigner Mike Dobson has vowed to give up growing the drug after a sobering second spell in prison. But the 39-year-old is refusing to aba ...
Cannabis clubs 'could open across country' as founder reveals police 'very supportive' of plan [25.01.2018] A cannabis club founder wants to expand across the UK after a senior cop visited his the Middlesbrough-based club. Michael Fisher set up Teesside Can ...
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe [24.11.2017] In fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzerl ...
Britain is developing a weed café culture under the radar [02.10.2017] There is bipartisan support for cannabis legalisation among MP’s in the UK. However, the only pro-legalisation party, the Liberal Democrats, failed t ...
Revealed: The London boroughs that grow the most weed [06.07.2017] In recent years, UK police have quietly eased off their prosecution of cannabis farmers. Between 2011 and 2014 the number of people taken to court fo ...
What a regulated UK cannabis market might mean for business [02.06.2017] Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claimed that legalising cannabis in the UK would improve public health, but warned of the “risks of unfettere ...
Are police too skint to control Britain's weed growing industry? [17.04.2017] Six years ago police were busting more than 20 cannabis farms a day. Local newspapers were filled with images of officers wading through illegal grow ...
Trafficked and enslaved: the teenagers tending UK cannabis farms [25.03.2017] An international network of traffickers brings teenage boys from Vietnam to become enslaved gardeners in British suburbs. Yet every few weeks, anothe ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
How British weed growers are avoiding prosecution [15.03.2017] The United Kingdom Cannabis Social Clubs (UKCSC) have recently launched a system that, in theory, would help you battle a court case if your grow was ...
Preston’s first cannabis club to challenge Home Office [25.01.2017] Mike Dobson, a self-confessed cannabis user for 25 years, is seeking a judicial review following the Home Office’s refusal to issue a licence to allo ...
Legalisation of cannabis 'only solution to crime and addiction problems' [21.11.2016] Cannabis should be legalised in the UK, according to a report that has the backing of several cross-party MPs including the former deputy prime minis ...
UK’s Cannabis Social Clubs come of age [08.11.2016] Around 150 activists, academics, and journalists, gathered in Leicester to attend the first Annual General Meeting of United Kingdom’s Cannabis Socia ...
Weed is effectively legal in the UK [22.08.2016] Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have fallen by 46 percent since 2010. Cautions have dropped by 48 percent and charges by 33 perc ...
The story of the UK’s Cannabis Social Clubs [22.06.2016] Just over half a decade ago a handful of cannabis clubs started to campaign openly for the regulation and legal sale of cannabis in the UK. Today, th ...
Britons want cannabis to be legalised – change is inevitable, says ex-minister [07.05.2016] Parliament will be failing in its duty to reflect the will of the people if it continues to resist calls to introduce a regulated cannabis market, a ...
Cannabis legalisation: 47% support sale of drug through licensed shops, poll reveals [08.04.2016] Strong support for legalising the sale of cannabis through licensed shops has emerged in an opinion poll in the UK. Some 47 per cent of people back t ...
Cannabis arrests down 46% since 2010 - police figures [04.04.2016] Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest. Cautions fell by 48% ...
This is how the Lib Dems would legalise cannabis [08.03.2016] The Liberal Democrats have backed a study that argues cannabis can't be eliminated by a "total ban" and that it should, instead, be regulated. The re ...
Cannabis users to be given on-the-spot warnings to free up police time [10.12.2015] People caught with small quantities of cannabis will face on-the-spot warnings from police rather than prosecution. Scottish officers will next month ...
Cannabis farms fuel human trafficking, report says [30.11.2015] There is a continued link between the commercial cultivation of cannabis, modern slavery and people living without legal permission to remain in the ...
Cannabis legalisation worth millions - government report [13.10.2015] Legalising cannabis could generate hundreds of millions a year in tax and cut costs for the police and prisons, an internal Treasury report found. Re ...
Today's cannabis debate shows how irrational Westminster has become [12.10.2015] We are witnessing a policy failure of epic proportions, and the debate parliament holds – one it has been forced to hold by public petition – will be ...
Liberal Democrats set up expert panel on cannabis legalisation [12.10.2015] The Liberal Democrats are to set up an expert panel to establish how a legal market for cannabis could work in Britain, paving the way for them to be ...
The other green belt [09.10.2015] It takes a lot for marijuana growers in the UK to attract police attention. Four forces – Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham and Surrey – declared that they ...
Despite petition, government has no plans to legalise cannabis [24.08.2015] The government has responded to a 200,000-strong petition calling for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK by saying it has no plans to change the ...
Cannabis petition forces MPs to consider debating legalisation [24.07.2015] A petition calling for the total legalisation of cannabis in the UK has been signed by more than 125,000 people in just four days. The response to an ...
Police force gives cannabis users green light to grow drugs [21.07.2015] Durham Police has given users the green light to grow cannabis at home after declaring that officers will no longer proactively target small scale pr ...
Weeded out [05.06.2015] In 2000 a report by Europe’s drug agency (EMCDDA) found that Britain had an unusually large number of young cannabis users: they "topped the EU leagu ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam [22.05.2015] The link between child trafficking and the UK’s domestic cannabis industry has been increasing, with Vietnamese children the main group at risk. Acco ...
Could 'The Brighton Model' help the seaside city make millions with weed? [23.02.2015] In 2012, Green Party councillor Ben Duncan suggested that cannabis cafes should be licensed in the city in a bid to boost tourism. In 2014, the Green ...
Drugs in the UK: Why we need to talk about regulation and decriminalisation [30.01.2015] Fighting the war on drugs in the UK costs an estimated £13 billion annually. It has cost lives recently, too; four people died after taking ecstasy p ...
Drug legalisation in the UK is a question of time [14.08.2014] Twelve years ago, a promising young politician rose to speak in the British parliament. “I ask the Government not to return to retribution and war on ...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Drugs minister refuses to rule out legalisation of cannabis [25.11.2013] The new Liberal Democrat minister responsible for drugs policy, Norman Baker, has refused to rule out a policy of legalising cannabis but said that i ...
Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...
Summary of report Beckley Foundation [30.10.2013] The Beckley report, Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis, grasps of the economic con ...
Legal cannabis market 'would be worth £1.25bn a year to government' [14.09.2013] Legalising and taxing cannabis could be worth as much as £1.25bn a year to the government, a study suggests. The report Licensing and regulation of t ...
Green green grass of home: police crack down on cottage industry of cannabis [10.04.2013] Across the UK, 7,865 cannabis farms were discovered in 2011-12, an increase of 15% on the previous year's figures and over double the number for 2007 ...
Criminologist refutes cannabis-related crime increase claims [07.04.2013] Criminologist Professor Alex Stevens has refuted media reports that reducing penalties for cannabis possession has led to increased drug use, crime a ...
Legalising drugs would be the perfect Tory policy [19.02.2013] A new poll out today by the campaign group Transform finds a majority now favour permitting cannabis use, while four in 10 Britons favour total decri ...
Decriminalise drugs – it would reduce the level of harm in Britain [13.01.2013] The all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform undertook an inquiry into the implications of the arrival of "legal highs" – a new substance ...
Britain has not simply fallen out of love with illegal drugs [17.12.2012] "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" summed up the response from the Home Office, and later David Cameron, to the publication of the home affairs select ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
Illicit drugs 'going out of fashion' [27.09.2012] Illicit drug use in England and Wales is firmly on a downward curve, with the latest annual figures confirming the long-term trend that they might si ...
Cannabis trade 'explosion' causing surge in gun violence, police warn [10.09.2012] Penalties for growing and selling cannabis must be toughened because a surge in the trade is driving up shootings and gang-related violence, a senior ...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor ...
Cannabis: Britain's growth industry [01.05.2012] Given the current economic conditions, the Government is keen to encourage all sort of new entrepreneurial initiatives. But the growth of Britain's p ...
UK police find 20 cannabis farms a day [29.04.2012] Police discovered more than 20 cannabis farms and factories in the UK every day last year, seizing drugs worth up to £100 million, according to a rep ...
Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession [04.08.2011] Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the pa ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02.06.2011] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Cannabis farmers take up arms to defend crops in booming trade [16.08.2010] Illicit cannabis factory farmers are arming themselves with sawn-off shotguns, CS sprays and machetes and even setting booby traps to protect their c ...

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