Cannabis News UK

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by kellya86, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    All joking and comedy aside, I wouldn't wish any harm to anyone. The properties of butane to tend to make it deceptively dangerous...

    I don't think home made bho will be a long lived fad..
    Without correct purging equipment, and the right knowledge, and cash, the end product will suffer...
    I think everyone will be squishing soon...

    Much safer, providing you don't get the urge to squish a body part...

    Anyway, I'm about to have a morning vape of some of this lethal cannabis, lets hope I make it out the other side....
     
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  2. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    ^^^^ :rofl: Ha ha ha! Love it bro! Enjoy!

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    Wise words, Willie :nod:

    :peace:
     
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  3. anasrzi

    anasrzi Well-Known Member

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    Did you notice how many cans of bull butane they had used in a clear bag, as I said to my fiancé while the Beeb were withering on about its "expolsive" properties, three simple words........ Closed loop system ;)

    Why spend a ton on tane when you can recycle much of it with a bit more investment, I've done a few extractions outdoors for safety but I refuse to keep buying in butane because of its expense and the fact it's harder to get hold of the purity needed because of idiots like those who blow the house up.

    I'll stick to rosin pressed using bubble hash, plenty of oil for the dabbing :D
     
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  4. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    Banned: Cannabis smoker just 0.1g over drug-drive limit . . . .
    A MAN has found himself banned from the roads for a year after he was caught behind the wheel of a car when he was just 0.1g over the drug drive limit.

    Alexander Shearman, 28, pleaded guilty to driving while over the drink drive limit and being in possession of cannabis when he was stopped by police on Tewkesbury Way on February 7 when he appeared before Swindon magistrates yesterday.

    Crown prosecutor Keith Ballinger said Shearman, of Overbrook, had been stopped by police on routine patrol at around 9pm on after they spotted him driving on Whitehill Way.
    They followed him onto Tewkesbury Way before pulling him over. Noticing a smell of cannabis coming from within the car they carried out a search on the V-reg Ford Focus he was driving and found a quantity of cannabis.

    They then called for another officer to attend with a roadside drug swipe test, which showed there were signs of cannabis in Shearman’s system.

    Shearman was arrested and taken into custody where he provided blood samples.

    After analysis they showed he had 2.1mg of cannabis in his system – just 0.1 over the legal limit of 2mg. The legal limit is in place to allow for the possibility that the illegal substance could be inhaled accidentally through passive smoking.

    “In interview he confirmed the cannabis belonged to him and that he had smoked cannabis about two hours before he was stopped by the police,” said Mr Ballinger.

    His defence, Kirsty O’Connor, explained that although he had made full and frank admissions about the two offences in interview, he had been told he would only receive a police caution for being found in possession of the drug.

    He entered not guilty pleas to the charges on May 25 as the samples had not yet been analysed by an expert to confirm whether he was actually over the limit, but changed his plea yesterday.

    “Had this been a drink drive offence he would not have been charged,” said Mrs O’Connor. “But with drug drive charges it is a case of ‘you are over the limit, that’s it’. It was never an offence he didn’t accept – he smoked the cannabis.”
    She explained on the night in question he had been to the cinema, and smoked half a cannabis cigarette before going in to see the film, and pointed out that police had not seen anything wrong with the manner of his driving that had prompted them to pull him over.

    “He has no previous convictions, cautions or warnings on his record and was of good character,” she added.

    “Since this incident he has stopped smoking cannabis, which he had been self-medicating to deal with anxiety and depression.

    "He was working as a delivery driver which, of course, he will no longer be able to do.”

    Sentencing him, chairman of the bench Peter Wells told him: “You really were just over the limit and had this been a drink-driving conviction you might not have been charged, so we have taken that into account.”

    He banned Shearman from driving for 12 months and imposed a conditional discharge for the same length of time. He must also pay court costs of £100 and a £15 victim surcharge.
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    :\ Wtf? If it was drink driving he may not have been charged?!!! Do these people really have any idea what they are talking about? Now I am not condoning ANY form of impaired driving whatsoever, but personally, as a pedestrian, I would much prefer my chances against a driver slightly intoxicated with cannabis than one slightly intoxicated with alcohol.

    I mean, seriously, how many poor decisions are made that are out of character for that person when they are drunk, compared to when they are high on weed?

    For example, how many unplanned pregnancies occur because someone was simply too high to control themselves and take precautions? Not many I'd bet. But count that against the number of drunken instances. . . . and I think you all know where I'm going.

    Madness & sadness.

    Ugh! The news does my bleedin' head in! :bang:

    Watch yaselves folks!
    :peace:
     
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  5. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    Martin Docherty-Hughes said it is a “disgrace” that people in West Dunbartonshire are living with chronic pain that could be eased by marijuana they cannot access legally.
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    The End Our Pain campaign is calling for the drug to be made legal.
    A West Dunbartonshire MP has added his voice to a campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis.

    SNP’s Martin Docherty-Hughes is backing the End Our Pain campaign to make the drug legal for use by patients across the UK.

    He said it is a “disgrace” that many in West Dunbartonshire are living with chronic pain that could be eased by marijuana they cannot access legally.

    The MP said: “The medical benefits of cannabis are well known and hundreds of millions of people around the world have safe and legal access to medical marijuana.

    “It’s a disgrace in the 21st century that my constituents, living with chronic pain from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and avascular necrosis have to choose between suffering and breaking the law.

    “More and more law makers are waking up and recognising the benefits medicinal cannabis can bring, not only as a remedy for pain but as a potential treatment for other conditions including therapy resistant glaucoma, epilepsy, anxiety and to counter the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.”

    Mr Docherty-Hughes added: “Medical cannabis is controlled to a high standard internationally wherever it is available and we can do the same thing in the UK; it would be a prescription controlled medication.

    “What we cannot do is allow outdated attitudes to prevail while people are suffering, and I am delighted to pledge my support for the legalisation of cannabis as a treatment option for doctors and their patients.

    “I will be encouraging colleagues to pledge their support and I hope that a change in the law will not be too far off.”
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    Ahhhh! Now the (however mildly) encouraging news, I like :)
    More of this please, Team GB!

    TFI Friday. (Fuck you Chris Evans)
    :peace:
     
  6. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    From The Independant, today . . . .
    The NHS are testing a cannabis product for the first time
    Exclusive: The makers of the MediPen vaporiser are confident that by setting a precedent for testing cannabis products with this reputable body, it will have a huge impact on the public’s perception of cannabis
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    MediPen is completely legal and non-psychoactive​

    A cannabidiol (CBD) vaporiser that has helped thousands of people suffering from a variety of conditions is being tested by an NHS unit, an unprecedented step that could increase scrutiny on cannabis’ medical benefits and have a huge impact on the UK’s legislation on it.

    The MediPen, a legal way to consume CBD, which, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is non-psychoactive, has been on sale for a year now and drew very positive reviews, relieving the pain of people with everything from depression and anxiety to arthritis and fibromyalgia.

    The company told The Independent it has been consulting with a group of production and regulatory support pharmacists from the NHS for the past few months, who have been testing their proprietary cannabis oil formulation.

    A detailed public report outlining the testing process and extraction methodology will follow, and though it is only about confirming purity and cannabinoid profile at this stage, this is a big first step for the medical cannabis industry in the UK.

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    MediPen: We tried out the UK’s first legal cannabis vaporiser

    MediPen is confident that by setting a precedent for testing cannabis products with the NHS, it will have a huge impact on the public's perception of cannabis.

    “Over the past year the MediPen has quickly become without a doubt one of the most highly-rated CBD products in the world,” said managing director Jordan Owen. “We've recently been working very closely with a team of NHS production and regulatory support pharmacists who've been able to meticulously analyse our proprietary formulation for both safety and cannabinoid concentration.

    “As the UK's industry leading consumer cannabis biotechnology company, we're excited to have set a new benchmark in providing a much-needed sense of legitimacy to the UK's rapidly growing legal cannabis industry.”

    “As the first consumer cannabis product to be tested by the NHS, we are confident that this will go a long way towards creating a properly regulated cannabis market in the UK and are extremely excited to see what the future holds.”

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    The vaporiser kit
    The NHS was unable to comment due to a non-disclosure agreement preventing them from sharing any client information, with the exemption of official government bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It did however point out that cannabidiol is present in the authorised multiple sclerosis spray product Sativex, though this is prescription only.

    Calls for a more considered approach to cannabis legislation with medical benefits in mind have been consistently batted down by the Government, the most famous recent example being a petition to legalise the drug signed by more 230,000 Brits which was debated in Parliament but dismissed out of hand last year.

    One Facebook review for the vaporiser reads: “When I thought all was lost with finding relief for my fibro I found this. It's changed my life.”

    Baby steps . . . . but steps nonetheless . . . . :tup:


    :peace:
     
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  7. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    This is brilliant news. A great step in the right direction, I know many people who could benifit from this product right now...

    It's happening.....
     
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  8. 1DMF

    1DMF Old School Cheesy Quaver

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    I'm going to second that WTF!!!!!!

    When will sanity be brought back into our justice system?
     
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  9. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    News today from the atrocious rag that is The Daily Mail . . . . but we'll take it! :tup:

    Police 'have given up on cannabis' as just one in four caught with the drug are charged . . . .
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    • There were 471,000 cases of cannabis possession from 2011 to 2015
    • Police charged just 27 per cent - and 40 per cent got off with warning
    • A further 22 per cent walked away with just a caution, probe revealed
    • Even people who grow can be let off, revealed a top chief constable
    Police have reportedly given up on prosecuting people for cannabis, with just one in four people caught now being charged.

    Many forces have a lax approach to cannabis use and some virtually ignore it, with as few of 14 per cent of offenders charged in some areas.

    Even hardened users who grow cannabis themselves for personal use will no longer be targeted, according to leading chief constable Mike Barton (pictured).
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    Barton plays an influential role at the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) - but believes all class A and B drugs should be legal and, sometimes, even given to addicts for free.

    Now, just 25 per cent of people caught with the drug are charged and 40 per cent escape with just a caution, reports The Sun's Tom Wells.

    The cautions will not show up on many enhanced checks carried out by employers, including schools, meaning offenders face virtually no consequences.

    Kathy Gyngell, of the Centre for Policy Studies, told The Sun: 'These figures show the police have given up on cannabis.

    'It represents a total failure to protect the interests of young people. The correct sanction at the right age might just save them from a dangerous drug.'
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    It comes as research shows that prosecution levels have fallen dramatically over the last five years, despite the number of people using the drug rocketing.

    A fifth more 16 to 24-year-olds admitted using cannabis last year compared to two years before, with 2.2million adults aged 16 to 59 admitting using it - up 7 per cent.

    Yet between 2011 and 2014 the number of people taken to court for growing marijuana fell by 87 per cent, from 944 to just 127.

    Arrests for possession almost halved, from 35,367 in 2010 to 19,115 last year, according to statistics uncovered in a Parliamentary question from ex-Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg.

    The Sun revealed that Staffordshire will only prosecute people who either cultivate cannabis for sale or smoke in front of schools or young people.

    Avon and Somerset's force admitted that they do not 'proactively' seek out cannabis users, despite that fact that it is still illegal.
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    In 31 out of 43 England and Wales forces that responded to freedom of information requests, there were 471,202 cases of cannabis possession between 2011 and 2015.

    But they brought charges for just 27 per cent - a total of 126,789 - of those offences, with 41 per cent getting warnings instead.

    Of the remaining 32 per cent, 22 per cent walked away with just police cautions or a fixed penalty notice - leaving only ten per cent facing the full force of the law.

    :leaf: :peace: :leaf:
     
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  10. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    This is disgraceful, all these hardened user's, cultivating for pain relief and quiet harmless fun..

    Its disgusting...seriously the daily mail need to take a step back, then go fuck themselves....

    The term hardened user is stupid enough for weed. Let alone portraying that these 'hardened users' should be in prison...

    I am a so called hardened user, you should see me...

    I'm a nice person with respect for everyone, I work hard to provide a decent and honest life for me and my family....I pay my taxes and live a perfectly legal life...

    If they think I deserve to be separated from my children and go to prison for what I do, then that is ridiculous...

    How about publishing blatant lies you hypocritical pricks....

    Rant over....
     
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  11. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Heu UK peeps .. big smoke up in Brighton 2moro afternoon. Brighton cannabis club involved should be a nice day out. Dm if you want to know where it is or go on ig.

    Cheers x
     
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  12. blackstone

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    Wow, looks like UK will be going medical soon for sure!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...r-medical-use-say-mps-including-shadow-cabin/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/legalise-medical-cannabis-say-mps-a7238176.html

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/legalise-cannabis-medical-use-says-uk-cross-party-group-1580986

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-grow-drugs-despite-warning-health-risks.html

    and a very in depth insight from the BBC, among others.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37318935


    Looks like many many people are getting some weight off their shoulders over these last few months, and many are now prepared to be out in the open about it, or plain fed up of hiding , honoring silly old rules etc.
    About time!
     
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  13. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    You beat me to it..... I was just about to post this.....

    The BBC still like to call it a harmful drug...

    And they love asking questions about its harmful side effects..

    I hate the BBC, you would think being so left, that they would be pro cannabis....

    Anyway I don't see the BBC being about in 10 years.... no top gear, no formula 1, no bake off.....why am I paying licence fee..????

    But yeah this is good...
     
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  14. blackstone

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    Haha, it will probably be a battle ahead, but this figure of 1 million medical users in Britain forced onto the streets to look for it etc.
    It will be hard to ignore it much longer. And the link to gang profits.
    All these institutional media networks are one step forward, two back.
    Reminding us of the old news too!
    Maybe BBC three are more chilled out or wear their caps backwards more, as I found this the other day from a while back
    Ten things you probably didn't know about marijuana
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/4ac5be74-9faf-464c-a96c-a5249bcf4a79

    it seems fun, factual, modern and open minded?
    (I didnt get around to watching the vid at the bottom yet but I might do that now)

    EDIT btw, I liked Chris Evans on Top Gear mostly, only annoyed me once or twice haha!
     
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  15. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Hello folks there is a surrey cannabis club event at stoke park guildford tomorrow from 1pm. Peace
     
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    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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  17. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    On one hand yes, but not so great for the CBD sellers and manufacturers as many won't be able to meet the new regulations and prohibitive costs

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    I had an email the other day from a company asking to sign a petition to the MHRA:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petiti...-cbd-products-from-sale-patients-will-suffer?

    Apparently the MHRA are requiring companies to apply for matrketing authorization (£103,000) backed up with 5 years of clinical research which could cost millions of £'s. :shrug:
     
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    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    So some more pressure being applied...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38048282

    Yet the BBC still insist on stating that cannabis is harmful....but have failed to ever state the source of these finding...

    At the end they state that scientific evidence has shown cannabis to be mentally and physically harmful..

    I want to see this evidence they keep refering to, whats the chances it was a study carried out with complete bias by a pharmaceutical company....

    Does anyone know to what evidence they are referring????
     
  20. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    From Cleggs article.

    'The Royal College of Psychiatrists is very cautious about the campaign to decriminalise the drug, warning that its use increases the risk of developing psychosis, depression and anxiety.'

    I'd have to agree with this as I've seen it at first hand, if you are susceptible to any of the three then MJ can bring on symptoms and greatly exaggerate any underlying problems.

    The current situation does nothing to address, educate or help any one who is having a bad experience with MJ.

    Legalization is the only way to 'Police' the UK MJ scene, I was horrified when my friend told me her 14 year old had come home from school with a bag of green. The person who sold this to a minor needs a fukin good slap.
     
  21. kellya86

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    So does alcohol.... But our government still happily sell us that....

    They only seem to be concerned with our well being when it suits....

    Also cannabis is used to help anxiety and depression....

    Its like when the papers report that cannabis causes cancer......when smoked with tobacco...

    I'm unconvinced of any harm to be caused from cannabis...
    And how are we to know that cannabis makes people psychotic? They could have been psycotic anyway.....
     
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  22. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @kellya86 couldn't agree more on the alcohol issues we have, on Friday and Saturday nights in particular. Already over burdened A&E departments having to take on the might of the weekend binge drinkers.
    High streets littered with puke and the casualties of a 'good night out'.

    Once someone wakes up to the potential revenues MJ can create it will all change here.
    Greed will step in at some point.

    The reports I'd seen were about Schizophrenia in young men and how cannabis had been 'the cause'.
    As ever all the facts are never presented when shit like this hits the news, the term 'pre-disposed' never gets a mention. I'm in no doubt of the harm MJ can cause some people.

    It's not a drug for everyone and proper education can only be put in place once we legalize. Only then can we protect the young and vulnerable.
     
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  23. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    This is key...... I'm not too worried about my kids when it comes to cannabis....

    Its this spice shit that scares me...
    I hope this horrible synthetic crap doesn't continue to gain popularity....

    Did anyone see the documentary about the prisons the other week? .... its mental what that spice shit does to you....
     
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  24. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    As with all drugs there needs to be some kind of control over young children taking any substances. The black market doesn't consider the damage 'skunk' can cause young minds.

    @kellya86 Prison or on the street the manufacturers of 'synthetic' drugs are another bunch of folk who need a bloody good slap.
     
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    I do agree that the effect of canmabis is unknown on a developing mind....
    And probably not beneficial.....

    That said, my cannabis use began aged 11....
    I agree that that was too young, it distracted me from schoolwork....
    But I dont feel it had any negative impact on the development of my brain...quite the opposite....

    I could never control my mind as a child, it drove me mad.... I couldt even imagine something without my brain taking over....

    It wasnt till I found cannabis that I finally found peace of mind....

    I truly believe if I never came across this wonderfull medicine, id be in the looney bin, pumped full of pharmaceutical drugs as a kid...or dead....

    Thanks to cannabis I have a functional, rational, healthy body and mind....

    I do understand that everyone is different and it's not a magic fix for everyone, but works for me....
     
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