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What are the real risks of taking cannabis?

By Richard Shrubb The right wing press would have you believe that cannabis makes you a psychotic knife wielding monster, about to progress through the gateway to a lonely death from an OD on heroin and crack cocaine speedballs. Never believe everything you read in the papers … Many years ago I was surprised to […]

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Berkshire Cannabis Community

By Brad Connell The 29th October should be a date for all your diaries as it’s the 4th Berkshire Cannabis Community meeting! Each and every time our numbers have grown stronger. At our last meeting we had nearly 50 people and it’s easily got to be one of the best places to meet like-minded people […]

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Des Humphrey and Clark French to head NORML UK

By Chris Bovey Des Humphrey has been appointed the new Executive Director of NORML UK and Clark French as his deputy. He replaces Sanj Chowdhary, who stepped down to focus on his role as Political Director of NORML UK.  The NORML UK Board and Executive unanimously voted for him to fill the position. Des Humphrey […]

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The True Victims of the War on Drugs

By Kit Wood Last week, Lancashire couple Michael Foster and Susan Cooper were dubbed by the media as the “Robin Hood Couple”, after being sentenced to 3 years each in prison on charges of cannabis production and possessing criminal money. The couple are said to have accumulated around £400,000 over six years by growing a […]

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Clark French on BBC Morning TV cannabis debate

By Chris Bovey This week a major independent study called for the decriminalisation of cannabis. The publication of a six-year-study from the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) likened cannabis use to “moderately risky” gambling or junk food. The report prompted the BBC’s Sunday Morning Live Show, a weekly topical political news show aired at 10am every Sunday […]

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NORML weed – why not Holland & Barrett?

By Richard Shrubb Many people in the cannabis legalisation movement want to be free to smoke weed to aid their ailments. In theory they would want it as a herbal remedy from Holland and Barrett to aid their physical or mental pain, or even use it to attack tumours etc. In an ideal world this […]

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Clark French to appear on BBC1 Sunday Morning Live

By Chris Bovey. NORML UK founding member, Clark French, appeared on national television on Channel 4’s 4thought.tv, which was aired on Tuesday 25th September 2012. The short interview lasting just under 2 minutes received a fantastic response, with a large number of people leaving positive comments on the programme’s web site. The production company who […]

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NORML UK Multiple Sclerosis Patient Uses Cannabis to Treat Symptoms – Interviewed by Channel 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24.09.12 CLARK FRENCH, one of the founding members of NORML UK (National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)[1], will be appearing on Channel’s 4 “4Thought” programme, to discuss his medical use of cannabis. Mr French is one of thousands of patients who use cannabis to help with their medical conditions. These […]

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Cannabis and bi-polar

By Matt Aldridge I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 2), and I regularly use cannabis.  I find it really useful both as an anti-depressant and as a mood stabilizer, consuming cannabis helps me to feel calm, relaxed and balanced.  It gives me inspiration and motivation and overall gives me better cognitive functioning (a […]

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