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Prominent Activist Arrested in Cannabis Raid

Michelle X of the NORML UK Women’s Alliance and her partner Albert Bloom were last night raided and arrested by Thames Valley Police for the production and possession of cannabis.

Their arrest came shortly before the airing of the Channel 5 show ’37 Years on the Dole’, which featured Michelle’s story of her own use of cannabis to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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The long and costly arm of the British justice system.

This all started when I was arrested in Portsmouth for possession of a small quantity of a so-called class B drug, namely in Police jargon ‘Herbal cannabis’ at 15:00 on Thursday the 5th April. When the police officer asked me if I had any of the aforementioned substance I handed him my tobacco tin with a couple of grams of the illicit material.

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Cannabis and Corporations: The Future of Weed

As you may or may not have heard there has recently been a major change in the Canadian Medical Marijuana program. The sitting Conservative government has decided that rather than leave Health Canada to grow low-quality medical cannabis in an old mine in Manitoba, that private industry should be licensed to meet the demand. This is a major change of direction for medical cannabis in Canada, and I believe an indication of the shape of the future cannabis market both medical and recreational.

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