Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Schizophrenia

"These findings suggest that CBD has beneficial effects in patients with schizophrenia," authors concluded.

UNITED KINGDOM: The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry. British researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD compared to placebo over a six-week period in a randomized trial of 88 schizophrenic patients. Participants ingested 1000mg Read the full article…

‘Weed Out The Dealers And Destroy The Black Market’ Say Cannabis Campaigners At Rally

The weekend saw hundreds of campaigners from across the UK descend on Redcar for the second annual pro-cannabis rally.

GREAT BRITAIN:  ‘GROW your own and weed out the dealers’, was the message from cannabis activists pushing for legalisation at an event in the region this weekend. The weekend saw hundreds of campaigners from across the UK descend on Redcar for the second annual pro-cannabis rally, organised by the Teesside Cannabis Club (TCC). The event passed without Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization 2015: United Kingdom Could Legalize Weed After 150,000 Brits Sign Petition

"Legalizing cannabis could bring in £900m in taxes every year, save £400m on policing cannabis and create over 10,000 new jobs,"

GREAT BRITAIN: United Kingdom lawmakers may consider a bill that would legalize cannabis after an online petition garnered the support of more than 150,000 people. The petition asks for lawmakers to allow the sale, production and use of marijuana. Petitions that exceed more than 100,000 signatures require a formal response from the government and the House Read the full article…

Police Are ‘Turning A Blind Eye’ To Cannabis Across The Country, Experts Claim

Police forces across Britain are quietly turning a blind eye to cannabis use.

GREAT BRITAIN:  Police forces across Britain are quietly turning a blind eye to cannabis use in order to focus their attentions on more pressing priorities, drug experts have claimed. While the Government has insisted it has no intention of relaxing the laws on Class B narcotic, police chiefs have increasingly been taking a more lenient Read the full article…

Spliffs And Butts

Cannabis in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM: In 1952, Donald Macintosh Johnson, later the Conservative MP for Carlisle, published a study entitled “Indian Hemp: A Social Menace”. Even small doses of the drug could lead to violence and mental-health problems, he fretted. More than 60 years later, politicians from all Britain’s major parties are just as worried and resist legalization. Yet Read the full article…