03 Dec 2017

‘Gone To Pot’ Shows How Close We Are To Legalisation. Now We Just Need To Deal With The Scaremongering.

It seems we really are on a roll now.  The cannabis campaign has gained momentum over the last five or six six years more than ever before.  It's snowballing, the rate of progress is accelerating. What's made this happen? It's recognition of the benefits that cannabis offers.  It certainly isn't because of some crazy idea that if we exaggerate and overstate its harms, suddenly the government will recognises that legal regulation makes it safer.  No, that flawed idea has nothing to...

21 Mar 2015

For All The Hysteria About Cannabis And Psychosis, Here Are The Facts.

Charles Walker MP, A Scaremongerer Without A Cause. Charles Walker MP, Parliament's cheerleader for the 'skunk scaremongerers' shot himself and his hysterical campaign in the foot yesterday. He had submitted a parliamentary written question asking: "…how many people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each of the last five years?" The answer from Jane Ellison MP, minister of state at the Department of Health, must have gravely disappointed Mr Walker. She revealed...

16 May 2011

Does Cannabis Make You Mad?

Reefer Madness Or A Cause For Concern? Are the claims of a link between cannabis and mental illness prohibition inspired hype, or a genuine issue that needs serious consideration? The answer is, perhaps strangely; both. The term "Reefer Madness" was coined in the 1930's by a film of that name which claimed to be based on a factual account which supposedly exposed the "truth" about cannabis and mental illness. Reefer Madness wasn't a true film and the claims it made look somewhat...