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...

30 Dec 2011

What The ACMD Doesn’t Know And Can’t Define

We all know that under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MoDA) possession, production or supply of any drug on the arbitrary 'hit list' results in draconian punishment (if you get caught). What some might not know is the role that the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) play. The MoDA is actually an excellent act, allowing safe and sensible regulation of any known drug with a licence (except the Home Office issues next to no licences), but...

27 Dec 2011

Feminine Energy and Marijuana

Sarah A. Newton Profile of an American campaigner When I was ten years old I first tried marijuana. At age 12 I began to use it to help my sleep deprivation because I noticed how well I slept when I had tried it before. The doctors encouraged my parents to put me on all kinds of medications for sleep deprivation, depression, and anger. What they failed to see was that I was just a kid that had a...

21 Dec 2011

2011 and all that

OK, it's nearly all over and time perhaps to look back over what was a truly eventful and - in a masochistic sort of way - a fun year. Well, if not "fun" it's certainly been interesting and something of an eye-opener. Rather than repeat my story here, the events of 2011 are laid out in all their glory over on UKCIA - a four part review of 2011 from my viewpoint. UKCIA review of 2011 - The...

02 Oct 2011

ISMOKE

Issue 9 of ISMOKE Magazine is Now Online As promised, Issue 9 of ISMOKE Magazine is now live at www.ismokemag.co.uk/issue-9. Please see below for the table of contents - and I hope you enjoy this issue. Keep Toking, Nuff Said ...

13 Sep 2011

The Many Uses of Hemp Part 2

By Nuff Said Originally published in ISMOKE magazine In Part 1 we took a look at just a couple of the benefits of hemp - Hemp for fuel and Hemp for paper. Now we will delve into more uses for this wonderful plant - Hemp for Textiles and Hemp for Building Materials. Now I know you're thinking: "Just how can this one plant have any more uses?!" - Well it does, and a...

13 Sep 2011

The many uses of Hemp

By Nuff Said Originally from ISMOKE magazine Part 1 Hemp is quite probably the most useful raw material on the planet. Its uses are well documented; for example as fuel, fibre and paper amongst many other things. Its use dates back thousands of years, and UKCIA explains that: "Cannabis hemp was widely grown across Britain in the Middle Ages, from at least 800 to 1800 AD, though the amount grown varied widely through the centuries....

02 Jun 2011

Public Figures Speak Out

It is the anniversary of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. There is no doubt, despite being a good piece of legislation, the abuse of its application by consecutive governments has meant it has now become an arbitrary tool for prohibition. To mark the anniversary of the MoDA1971, a group of eminent and prolific figures - including Dame Judi Dench, Sting, Sir Richard Branson and Paul Flynn MP- have signed a letter requesting the unnecessary criminalisation of people...