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Topic: Legalise Cannabis

In the News (Mon 19 Aug 19)

  Petition to: legalise cannabis.
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to legalise cannabis.
Any possible dangers the government believes to be involved in the use of cannabis can only increase the need for the government to take the control of it's supply away from criminals and regulate it as alcohol and tobacco are regulated.
Add to this the proven medicinal uses of cannabis and it's religious use throughout the world, for which prohibition is illegal under human rights law, and legalisation can be the only logical way forward.
petitions.pm.gov.uk /legalisecannabis   (213 words)

  Legalise Cannabis Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) was a political party registered in the United Kingdom in 1999 with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem.
Cannabis: legalise and utilise (ISBN 0-9535693-1-4) was published by the Legalise Cannabis Alliance (PO Box 198, Norwich, Norfolk, UK - NR3 3WB), in 2000 and it served in the 2001 UK general election as the party's election manifesto.
In 1992 the Campaign to Legalise Cannabis International was formed in Norwich to fight politically for the legalisation of cannabis worldwide and, under the name Legalise Cannabis Alliance, this organisation was registered as a political party in the United Kingdom in March 1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legalise_Cannabis_Alliance   (1018 words)

 Legalise Cannabis Alliance - dKosopedia
The Campaign to Legalise Cannabis International Association, later known as the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, grew out of a group of Norwich people who felt more action needed to be taken to legalize marijuana.
They made it their task to campaign for the legalization of cannabis throughout the world and secure the freedom of all cannabis prisoners.
Howard Marks was the first to represent the party on the single issue of legalizing cannabis in Norwich North and South and in the Southampton Test and Neath constituencies.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Legalise_Cannabis_Alliance   (339 words)

 Welcome To The UK Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) Website.
We believe that the legalisation of cannabis is a very important step that should be taken to benefit the people and their environment.
That high priority be given to the cultivation of cannabis for the express purpose of the localised production of virtually cost-free fuels through the process of pyrolysis on cannabis biomass, and as a source of fibre and hurd.
The Legalise Cannabis Alliance was formed as a political party in 1999, in order to bring the cannabis debate into politics in Britain; we fought in over 80 elections - local and parliamentary, gaining up to 7% of the vote.
www.lca-uk.org   (781 words)

 Muther Grumble - 11 - Legalise Cannabis
You are talking about cannabis as if it were a relatively new discovery, when in fact it has been in use for decades in this country and centuries in other countries.
Obviously somebody is into making money on the soon-to-be legalised cannabis plant, so instead of a tobacco or food company standardising our intake I suggest that one buys unadulterated cannabis and decided for themselves the amount required as does the drinker.
Cannabis Action Reform Organisation (CARO) has been jointly sponsored by NCCL and Release, and will campaign for cannabis to be supplied through authorised channels.
www.muthergrumble.co.uk /issue11/mg1114.htm   (784 words)

 Legalise Cannabis - Labour MP - UK420
Cannabis should be legalised but with strict regulations, a senior Midland MP has said.
Cannabis legalisation was almost certain to happen eventually, he said.
The select committee recently issued a controversial report calling for both cannabis and ecstasy to be downgraded so that their possession was treated by the law less seriously than it is now.
www.uk420.com /boards/index.php?showtopic=3598   (2345 words)

 Telegraph | News | Bishop calls for cannabis law to be relaxed
The 67-year-old bishop said that when he was a student in the early 1950s cannabis was "virtually unknown" but was "sure" that other bishops must have experimented with it.
A motion supporting the decriminalisation of the use, if not the supply, of cannabis was passed by a majority of four to one in the diocesan synod, last weekend.
David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, has already announced that the Government is considering reclassifying cannabis from a class B to a class C drug.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/03/17/ndope17.xml   (736 words)

 Legalise Cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
WE SAY IT AGAIN: LEGALISE CANNABIS According to the poll we publish today nearly half the population is in favour of legalising cannabis or is willing to consider such a move.
The main obstacle to the legalisation of cannabis appears to be that it would provide a gateway to harder drugs.
A key objective of reforming the cannabis laws would be to break the contact between soft-drug users and the criminals who push drugs.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v01.n1224.a04.html   (737 words)

 NORML New Zealand - UK: Lords Say, Legalise Cannabis for Medical Use
The Government should allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical use: this is the conclusion of a report by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, published on the 11th November 1998.
Cannabis is a "Schedule 1" drug, and cannot be used at all in medicine, except for research under special Home Office licence.
The Lords welcome the fact that clinical trials of cannabis are currently being launched, by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and by Dr Geoffrey Guy of GW Pharmaceuticals, with a view to the eventual licensing of cannabis as a medicine.
www.norml.org.nz /article61.html   (682 words)

 Human Being | Scientific Cage ©
The probably earliest reference to cannabis and its potential as a medicine is found in a Chinese treatise on pharmacology attributed to the Emperor “Shen Nung” which is alleged to date from 2737 BC.
Cannabis is subject to few predators and has even been utilized in powdered or extract form as an insecticide or repellent.
Some arguments against legalisation claim that all legal drugs are accepted due to their traditional consume, and that cannabis might encourage their consumers to try harder drugs.
www.scientificcage.com /doc/human_being_20020206.htm   (1574 words)

 UKCIA - UK Cannabis Internet Activists - Legalise Cannabis!
It used to be assumed that herbal cannabis was unlikely to suffer from contamination but this is no longer true, the workings of prohibition have managed to create the economic circumstances which have lead to the mass contamination of supplies.
Cannabis is truly a plant with a huge range of uses.
Cannabis legalisation is a major issue and isn't going to go away, the law has already changed because it had to, further change is needed.
www.ukcia.org   (1497 words)

 Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Legal cannabis commerce, (but without the promotional aspects of alcohol and tobacco), will create substantial economic benefits, eg.
Cannabis arrest rates for Maori are statistically 4 or 5 times higher than for non-Maori, even though cannabis use rates are at more or less the same level.
Cannabis offences in other jurisdictions should not be a barrier to people wishing to make a new life in NZ.
www.alcp.org.nz /intersectorial.htm   (1549 words)

 The Annual Cannabis March and Festival
A 'Cannabis Education March and Rally' is being planned in aid of the greater understanding of cannabis and cannabis prohibition, and addressing the concerns of the public.
Cannabis Education: expert speakers have been invited on topics including; 'skunk', cannabis harm reduction, medical cannabis, mental health and cannabis, 'amotivation', nutrition, and the science of cannabis.
The progress towards de facto 'decriminalisation' of simple possession of cannabis in Britain ('Class 'C') is to be welcomed, but is clearly not the full solution, because it fails to fully safe guard public health.
www.thecannabisfestival.co.uk /rally.htm   (555 words)

 Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (sometimes known as the ALCP) is a small political party in New Zealand (Aotearoa).
It is dedicated to removing or reducing restrictions on the use of cannabis and similar substances.
The ALCP describes current legislation on cannabis as being "oppressive", and says that users of cannabis are subject to "persecution".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aotearoa_Legalise_Cannabis_Party   (381 words)

 cannabisnews.com: Legalise Cannabis To Cut Heroin Addiction
He said: “If you define legalisation as the way we treat alcohol, making it available over the counter to anybody over the age of 18, then my view is that cannabis should be treated in the same way.“The Dutch coffee shop approach provides a very good model.
Cannabis is just as easy to get in Scotland as in the United States.
While they flagellate about how things should be in an ideal world, the inescapable reality is that cannabis is relatively harmless compared to other substances it substitutes for, for both adults and children who choose to intoxicate themselves.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread21219.shtml   (948 words)

 Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party - New Zealand Election news & blogs on Stuff.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Michael has been on the local Liquor Licensing Trust, preparing for cannabis regulation for some seven years, until the Trust was disestablished last year, due to the now-liberal laws relating to alcohol.
After the 2002 elections, Labour agreed with United Future, there would be no change to the legal status of cannabis in return for their support.
Cannabis became the sole reason the Labour Party has been able to implement its agenda in the last 3 years, and determined the composition of the present Government.
www.stuff.co.nz /stuff/0,2106,3366311a14615,00.html   (342 words)

 Legalise Cannabis For Medical Uses
At a conference of the British Medical Association in Edinburgh, Scotland, British doctors voted nearly unanimously to allow the use of cannabis for the treatment of serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.
The association made it clear it was not promoting cannabis for general public use.
British doctors had previously been banned from prescribing most forms of cannabis following a 1971 World Health Organization ruling saying that there were other licensed drugs that could replace it.
www.aegis.com /news/ads/1997/AD971275.html   (472 words)

 Swiss Move To Legalise Cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Surveys have shown that one in four young people smoke cannabis and it is widely available in big towns.
Some shops even sell it openly, while cannabis farms are legal as long as they do not sell the crop to smoke.
Swiss voters in 1998 rejected a proposal to legalise all drug consumption, possibly because Switzerland already has one of the most liberal approaches in Europe to treating heroin addicts - providing free drugs and needles to addicts who do not respond to other forms of addiction therapy.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v01.n425.a08.htm   (316 words)

 The Lancet -- Marijuana (Cannabis) 1998
The health effects of cannabis use, especially of long-term use, remain uncertain because there is very little epidemiological research and because of disagreements about the interpretation of the limited epidemiological and laboratory evidence.2 Here we summarise the evidence on the most probable adverse health effects of cannabis use acknowledging where appropriate the uncertainty that remains.
Cannabis preparations are largely derived from the female plant of Cannabis sativa.
Cannabis produces euphoria and relaxation, perceptual alterations, time distortion, and the intensification of ordinary sensory experiences, such as eating, watching films, and listening to music.2 When used in a social setting it may produce infectious laughter and talkativeness.Short-term memory and attention, motor skills, reaction time, and skilled activities are impaired while a person is intoxicated.2
www.cfdp.ca /lancet2.htm   (3713 words)

 Blair's Brain - Canvassing for Opinion: Drug accused sent jurors 'legalise cannabis' leaflet
Jury panel members at a cannabis cultivation trial were sent pamphlets promoting legalisation of the drug.
The potential jurors mentioned the mail-out when they got to the Greymouth Court House in March 2004 and the police investigation led to the arrest of the man who was meant to go on trial, Philip Noel Robinson.
Robinson was eventually convicted and fined on the cannabis cultivation charge, and then faced trial for wilfully attempting to obstruct, pervert, prevent or defeat the course of justice.
mildgreens.blogspot.com /2006/07/drug-accused-sent-jurors-legalise.html   (401 words)

 Disability Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Five disabled people are appealing against their cannabis convictions in what could become a landmark case in deciding whether it is legal to use the drug for medicinal purposes.
A leading cannabis campaigner who introduced cannabis chocolates for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and made legal history by avoiding punishment for growing the plant has died.
Medicinal cannabis campaigners have welcomed the results of a clinical trial which shows that a cannabis-based drug reduces pain in people with arthritis.
www.disabilitynow.org.uk /campaigns/cannabis/index.htm   (592 words)

 Legal issues of cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cannabis was criminalized across most of the world in the early parts of the 20th century.
However, tincture of cannabis remained available in the UK as a prescription only drug (POM) until it was banned in 1971 under the then new Misuse of Drugs Act.
However, the use of cannabis by the general public is broadly tolerated, and a vigorous campaign to legalize cannabis is underway nation-wide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_issues_of_cannabis   (3281 words)

 ALCP Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cannabis consumers, if unlucky enough to be caught, can face serious DISPROPORTIONATE consequeces from a conviction, and NZ is convicting up to 20,000 people a year (with an apparent racial bias) for this victimless 'crime'...
When you consider too how alcohol is promoted and misused, it is plain to see that some serious hypocrisy and inconsistency is at the heart of NZ drug policy.
As a political party - and with your support - the ALCP will continue to strive to 'legalise cannabis for recreational, spiritual, medicinal and industrial purposes, and institute a proper balance between the power of the state and the rights of the individual'.
www.alcp.org.nz   (493 words)

 The Scotsman - Minister denies changes legalise cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The reclassification of cannabis from Class B to Class C was backed by 316 votes to 160, a majority of 156, despite Tory warnings that it would lead more young people into hard drugs.
Possession of cannabis will no longer be an arrestable offence in most cases, although police will retain the power to arrest users in certain aggravated situations - such as when the drug is smoked outside schools.
She warned the move on cannabis was giving mixed messages to young people.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1196432003   (660 words)

 Legalise Cannabis for Medical Use in Canada by Mark Stupak
Cannabis Young men are most likely to use cannabis for pain relief One in six people who take cannabis for pain relief say their doctor advised them to use it, a survey suggests.
There is very little legal definition or support for registered growers who wish to pool their resources into one large grow-room serving many people with health ailments.
Cannabis does have a myriad of different chemicals in it as well, but all of them are natural, and not specifically geared to physiologically hook a person.
www.toronto420.com /news_and_information.html   (9027 words)

 cannabisnews.com: Legalise Cannabis Alliance!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We believe that the legalisation of cannabis is a very important step that should be taken to benefit the people and their environment.
That high priority be given to the cultivation of cannabis for the express purpose of the localised production of virtually cost-free fuels through the process of pyrolysis on cannabis biomass, and as a source of fibre and hurd.
That at least the same level of protection be given to the cannabis consumer as is given to the consumers of other commodities: weights and measures, quality etc. That all prisoners presently held only on cannabis convictions or charges be released from custody without delay and that all criminal records for cannabis offences be expunged.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread1085.shtml   (721 words)

 Tory Makes "Legalise Cannabis" Call [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Short of legalising trade in cannabis entirely, the only way to stop driving soft drug users into the arms of the criminals who push hard drugs is to license some legal outlets to retail cannabis," he said.
Actually, I don't think their "doing" anything at all, except trying to give the appearance that they support a policy of cannabis legalization as a desperate attempt to win back power.
Cannabis legalization is moving along quite nicely in the UK, WITHOUT the Tory buggers.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b45f0e27682.htm   (1513 words)

 BBC News | UK POLITICS | 'Legalise cannabis' says Lilley
Peter Lilley, the former deputy leader of the Conservative Party, is calling for cannabis to be legalised and sold through special off-licences.
We are forcing cannabis users into the arms of hard drugs pushers.
Speaking on BBC 1's Question Time, shadow chancellor Michael Portillo said the Tories had to be prepared to engage in a debate about calls for the legalisation of cannabis.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/1425153.stm   (667 words)

 The UK Cannabis Internet Activists Website: Website of the Legalise Cannabis UK Campaigns. Cannabis Information and UK ...
Cannabis reduces symptoms of MS - Lancet report
The claims by medical users that cannabis reduces the symptoms of MS has been confirmed by UK government trials.
THC4MS aimed to supply medicinal cannabis chocolate to bona-fide MS sufferers' throughout the UK in emergency situations only i.e:- their normal supply was exhausted.
www.ukcia.org /medical   (235 words)

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