Cannabis Information


    A Female Cannabis Plant In Early Flower

    What Is Cannabis?

    Cannabis is a stimulating-hallucinogenic depressant with anti-psychotic properties, it’s not your normal run of the mill drug.

    To be strictly accurate and possibly pedantic cannabis is not a drug; cannabis is a plant which produces a range of active chemicals which we call drugs.  Some forms of the plant contain a substance known as THC which, together with certain other chemicals made by the plant, produce an effect on perception known in much of the world as “getting stoned”.

    The cannabis experience is the combined effect of several drugs, not simply the effect of THC alone and different types (strains) of the cannabis plant produce different ratios of the active drugs and therefore have subtly different effects on the user. Some forms of cannabis do not contain very much if any THC.

    This section will provide information on the plant, it’s benefits and risks.

    UKCIA Research Collection

    UKCIA holds a large collection of studies and information about cannabis
    readmoreSearch UKCIA here

    Medical uses

    a whole section is devoted to this aspect

    readmoreMedical cannabis


    The many uses of Hemp

    readmorePart 1 and Part 2 – Nuff Said

    The plant

    readmoreThe Importance Of Matured Cannabis – Paul Lawrenson

    Cannabis and Mental Health

    readmoreDoes Cannabis Make You Mad? – Derek Williams

    readmoreCBD – The Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoid? Peter Reynolds

    readmoreNew Research Into Cannabis And Mental Health – Will Gibson, University Of Reading

    readmoreCOMT Gene Cannabis Scare Story Disproven Again – Peter Reynolds

    readmoreCOMT; another “wrong” result for the reefer madness hype – Derek Williams

    Health risks

    readmoreA summary of the health harms of drugs (NHS) – Critique of the cannabis information – Derek Williams

    Using cannabis

    readmoreToke Pure – a CLEAR safer use campaign