12 Jul 2012

Synthetic Cannabinoids, “Legal (And Illegal) Highs” – A Warning

Spice is the most famous brand name. A herbal mixture, sprayed with synthetic cannabinoid(s) and marketed as a smoking mixture. It's horrible stuff that produces a horrible effect. In fact, since December 2009, it's been just as illegal to possess or sell as cannabis but that means chemists and unregulated Chinese manufacturers have produced new variants that circumvent the law, new analogues of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), the key active ingredient in cannabis.It is horrible stuff and I strongly...

07 Apr 2012

“Happy Days On Cannabis Farm”. The Times 6th April 2012

Dope probably wasn't at the forefront of George Osborne's mind when he drew up the Budget but, nevertheless, he blew a big tax break towards Britain's only legal cultivator of medicinal cannabis. GW Pharmaceuticals is preparing to enlarge its clandestine marijuana plantation, which is in an undisclosed location somewhere in the South of England. It wants to ramp up production of Sativex, its recently licensed cannabis-based drug for multiple sclerosis. GW is shaping up to be...

15 Mar 2012

Dodgy Solicitors Roberts Jackson Chasing The Cannabis Ambulance

The rise in ambulance chasing solicitors has to be one of the most destructive, morally repugnant, despicable trends in British society. These people who hold themselves up as an example of honour and integrity are often exactly the opposite. Claims for damages for whiplash have reached record levels in Britain as unscrupulous solicitors have encouraged clients to present dubious evidence to secure insurance payouts which result in massive premium increases for the rest of us. Roberts Jackson,...

03 Mar 2012

American Weed

Watch Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8American Weed, the new series from National Geographic, finds Colorado medical marijuana businesses under scrutiny and facing mounting pressures from local residents. Medical cannabis entrepreneur and Fort Collins dispensary owner Josh Stanley works aggressively to counter such pressure with radio ads and fundraisers. As the oldest of 11 kids, Josh relies heavily on several of his brothers to work at the grove and keep his business supplied in medical marijuana. Meanwhile,...

08 Feb 2012

The Best Evidence About Cannabis And Mental Health

Rupert Wolfe-Murray Most of what most people see and hear about cannabis and mental health has nothing to do with evidence. Mostly it's about fear, prejudice and propaganda. Increasingly, the pernicious "drug support" industry is trying to exploit cannabis users as a new source of income. Yesterday, Rupert Wolfe-Murray, who describes himself as "Editor at Castle Craig rehab clinic" posted an article on Huffpost UK entitled "Can Cannabis Drive You Crazy?" Given Rupert's employment it's no...

01 Feb 2012

The Commercialisation Of Cannabis – The New Homefront

Now that we have broken the ice and raised the question of the commercialisation of cannabis, as far back as 2000 I presented a document to the government titled "The New Homefront". It was to show the government the levels of revenue that could be collected from the legalised sale of cannabis and to highlight the revenue that could be gained from the widespread cultivation of hemp. I registered three company names and submitted a business idea...

25 Jan 2012

The Commercialisation Of Cannabis

Commercialisation is seemingly, a dirty word amongst cannabis activists. Some find it hard to comprehend the concept of a legitimate business making an income from selling cannabis to the general public. Many in the cannabis using community believe that the way forward is to give everyone the right to grow cannabis for their own use. There are positive and negative aspects to this. On the positive side it woould mean that someone with an...

17 Dec 2011

Home Office Refuses FOI Request Concerning GW Pharma’s Cannabis Licence

The Home Office and GW Pharmaceuticals - Partners In CrimeThis may come as no surprise to those who already recognise the corrupt and unlawful relationship between the Home Office and GW Pharmaceuticals. You can track this FOI request and review all correspondence here. These are the Home Office's reasons:I have concluded that disclosing the information could damage the commercial interests of the GW Pharmaceuticals and also make them potential targets of criminal activity.Releasing the information you have requested...