15 Mar 2016

The Economic Benefits of the Dutch Coffee-shops

Since 1976, when the Netherlands decided to adopt a model of regulated cannabis distribution - the "Coffee-Shop Model" - there has been a constant debate among the Dutch, whether they are experts or regular citizens. This debate, of course, is about this experiment of international interest. Contrary to the presumption that cannabis is a gateway drug and is connected to the abuse of drugs like heroin and cocaine, the Dutch took a more practical approach to the problem...

14 Mar 2016

CLEAR Withdraws Its Endorsement of UK CBD

CLEAR can no longer endorse or recommend UK CBD as a supplier of CBD products. This decision is made with regret but is unavoidable due to a number of problems which, despite our best efforts, have proved impossible to resolve. Our endorsement was based on UK CBD’s ethical and quality standards but the position has changed and the directors of UK CBD have been unable satisfactorily to address our concerns. Our main concern is that certain products marketed by UK CBD contain...

06 Dec 2015

This Is The Future Of Cannabis. For Medicine, Nutrition And Pleasure.

One of these vape pens contains Blue Dream sativa cannabis oil, 91% THC, the other is Hindu Kush indica cannabis oil, 85% THC and the spare cartridge has the dregs of some New York City Diesel sativa, 85% THC. You can’t tell which is which to look at them but each has a distinctive flavour and effect.  They’re not completely odour free but almost. Vape pens This is the future of cannabis as a consumer product.  It is cleaner,...

23 Sep 2015

It’s Time To Be CLEAR

The prohibition of cannabis has caused massive harm to our society. It has created a criminal market which has attacked our children, our communities, our health and our liberty. The time to end this failed experiment is now. Cannabis in West Sussex, England, UK. With acknowledgement and thanks to Joni Mitchell and Eddie Mitchell of Aerial News. (No relation, as far as we know) I came upon a child of God He was walking along the...

07 Aug 2015

The Man Who Smashed UK Cannabis Prohibition – And Looks Set To Do The Same In America.

Across social media it's 'on message' to despise Big Pharma and to promote the idea that government and pharmaceutical companies are engaged in the business of making people ill and feeding them with drugs in the pursuit of profit. In the cannabis campaign it's virtually compulsory to abuse, defame and promote conspiracy theories about GW Pharmaceuticals, the world's leading developer of cannabis-based medicines. Now GW Pharma is hardly 'Big Pharma'. It's annual revenues for 2014 were £30 million....

05 Dec 2014

Flowermate Vapormax V8 Vapouriser Review

I'm a newbie to the vape scene. Having given up tobacco just over six months ago, I've been resorting to an array of different pipes, all of which provide the thick, acrid smoke joint smokers are used to, albeit without the accustomed nicotine/carbon monoxide rush. I bought the Arizer Solo and whilst it provided a different smoking experience, it never became my administration method of choice because it didn't pack enough punch. So I was somewhat skeptical when...

26 Jun 2014

Could The Cannabis Patch Make It In The UK?

Victor Hamilton Government, regulators, medical professionals and politicians in the UK remain strongly opposed to medicinal cannabis. Could the transdermal cannabis patch be the way forward? It delivers medicine through the skin without the stigma of smoking and 'medicalises' cannabis in a way that might cut through the prejudice and ignorance. There are a few enlightened doctors but most who show any interest in cannabinoid medicine are...

02 May 2014

Dr David Potter. The Biology And Benefits Of Cannabis

Dr David Potter, GW Pharmaceuticals Dr David Potter is Director of Botanical Research and Cultivation at GW Pharmaceuticals. Yesterday, 1st May 2014, he delivered a lecture at the Society of Biology in central London. Dr Potter was GW Pharma's first ever employee. He is almost certainly the most experienced legitimate cannabis grower in the world. The overriding impression I took away from his talk was of his...

31 Mar 2014

Matt Smith: But At What Cost? Will Legal Cannabis Lose Its Soul?

Matt Smith Matt Smith supports the legalisation of cannabis for recreational and medicinal use on libertarian and scientific grounds. He works within the IT and Security industries. The recent events in Uruguay, Colorado and Washington would appear to signal a turning point in the war on drugs. The prohibition experiment of the last 70 years has failed as spectacularly as the decade long American experiment in alcohol prohibition. But, with legalisation tantalisingly...