Judges, Judicial Conduct and General Jackassery

You might have read about the latest outrageous judgement by Judge Bernie Kelly a member of the bench in the United Kingdom. She’s a judge in Derry in Northern Ireland in the event you don’t know, who decided to offer her medical wisdom on the subject of cannabis. It’s become an old story, crotchety old judge hands down ridiculous decision accompanied by a fountain of ignorance on the subject of cannabis.

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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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Cannabis Treats Schizophrenia.

By Richard Shrubb In an ideal world, on the 20th March 2012 the Daily Mail should have raved CANNABIS TREATS SCHIZOPHRENIA. It didn’t. We know that the Daily Mail believes cannabis is worse than heroin and has no therapeutic benefits whatsoever! On that day a study was published in The Journal of Translational Psychiatry that […]

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How to read and understand cannabis science

By Richard Shrubb NORML recently posted a link to a blog on Facebook. The blog in question suggested that cannabis can be beneficial to bipolar disorder. On one line of thinking this is very interesting – cannabis is a nice sedative, and I have seen studies that show it can actually be good at treating […]

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