Home | Community | Message Board

High Mountain Gold Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Growery News Service

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Mind Pilot

Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 3,469
Loc: Hawaiian Islands Flag
Last seen: 4 years, 5 months
UK’s blunt debate on cannabis continues
    #668731 - 05/02/13 01:46 AM (7 years, 2 months ago)


Whilst the UK’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, has committed to a ‘what works’ review of different European drug policies, she can call on recently released research by Newcastle University to support her claims that Britain’s 40-year-old drug laws do not need reforming.

According to the study, the previous Labour government’s reclassification of cannabis from a Class B to Class C status – which lasted from January 2004 to January 2009 – served to increase smoking of the drug by 25%, and its regular consumption by 8%.

The temporary change in the law saw the maximum penalty for possessing the substance cut from five to two years and was widely supported as an important first step by pro-decriminalisation groups, eager to stress the importance of offering treatment for drug users as opposed to jail time.
This research comes at the same time that lawmakers in the UK have made a distinction between drugs produced from cannabis under rigorous scientific procedures and crude herbal cannabis, which carries a higher risk of abuse.

The main beneficiaries of this legislative tweak are medical technology companies based in the UK, like GW Pharmaceutical, who are now free to sell their cannabinoid-based products with significantly less restrictions. Their production of Sativex, a treatment for spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis, has had a roaring trade in in other parts of Europe, but progress in the UK has been hampered due to the strict legislation in place.

Whether legislation will be eased for all kinds of cannabis largely depends on May’s ability to focus on research findings like those collated by Newcastle University, and shrug off the spate of success stories currently emitting from parts of Holland, Germany and, most notably Portugal, where a state policy of ‘depenalisation’ has already achieved fruitful result

source: Euroworld


:guns: Don't Mistake My Kindness For Weakness :guns:

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder

Feedback and Administration >> Growery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* UK POT HEADS, SIGN THIS psyco d 1,827 1 06/08/12 02:11 PM
by mellowparty
* UK: Home Office wrongly allowed import of medicinal cannabis Shaggy420 1,435 0 10/29/10 07:23 PM
by Shaggy420
* UK: Calling a truce in the war on drugs? Shaggy420 1,295 0 08/27/10 10:28 AM
by Shaggy420
* Press Release: Cameron called heartless and callous over cannabis Shaggy420 1,146 0 11/14/10 12:49 PM
by Shaggy420
* UK: Police chief says focus on cannabis dealers, not users Shaggy420 1,320 0 09/20/10 04:34 PM
by Shaggy420
* Cannabis scratch and sniff cards to track down farms (UK) ninja 1,115 0 03/21/13 07:25 PM
by ninja
* Up in smoke: Cannabis gave me my life back Shaggy420 1,338 0 08/03/10 12:30 PM
by Shaggy420
* UK: Drugs policy: The 'British system' Shaggy420 1,239 0 08/24/10 07:26 AM
by Shaggy420

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: geokills
973 topic views. 0 members, 12 guests and 17 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
High Mountain Gold Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2020 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.012 seconds on 15 queries.