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Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:16:50 -0700

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UK: Column: Look Out! They're Sneaking Up on You With a

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Mail on Sunday, 28 Aug 2016 - THE most sinister thing I have heard all year was this week's revelation that British government doctors secretly sought to drug troublesome teenagers in the 1960s and we have only just found out. One of the pills they wanted to use was called Haloperidol. Its side effects include incurable lifelong twitching, delirium and rigid muscles. This plan was stopped, but another worrying substance, Beclamide, was given to boys at a Yorkshire 'Approved School' (a state-inspected home for troubled teens). Neither the boys nor their parents were told of this experiment.

UK: Puff Justice

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Record, 22 Jul 2016 - Amputee's Plea to Legalise Medical Marijuana A WAR hero who lost both legs in an Afghan bomb blast is forced to break the law to get cannabis to ease his pain. Lance Corporal Callum Brown is now leading calls to legalise the drug for medical use. He wants to see cannabis made available to patients like him who suffer agonising pain 24 hours a day.

UK: 'Make Cannabis Legal for Medicinal Purposes,' Says

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Evening Chronicle, 09 Jun 2016 - Ron Hogg Said the War on Drugs Has Failed and the UK's Drug Policy Is 'Unsustainable' As He Called on Colleagues to Back His Views Cannabis should be made legal and used for medicinal purposes, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner has said.

UK: Ban Will Not Stop Supply, Drugs Adviser Warns

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 08 Jun 2016 - The ban on legal highs will not lead to the disappearance of spice and other synthetic cannabis-like drugs because they are so profitable to dealers, a senior government drugs adviser has warned. Prof Harry Sumnall, a member of the Home Office's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said the economics of producing the substances - often collectively dubbed "spice" - versus that of growing traditional cannabis made them an appealing proposition.

UK: OPED: The Legal Highs Ban Will Have Only One Result - More

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 01 Jun 2016 - This Act Drives Users Back Towards Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, the Most Dangerous Substance of Them All With the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, ministers last week banned the sale or procurement of any substance that has psychoactive activity, regardless of whether it is harmless or even useful. The sole exceptions are alcohol, nicotine products and caffeine.

UK: Column: One More Lie In The Drugs 'War'

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Mail on Sunday, 29 May 2016 - THE trumpeted 'ban on legal highs' is a fiction, like the rest of our drug laws. The new Act imposes no penalties at all for possessing these dangerous poisons - except for people who are already in jail. This is an amazing giveaway of the Government's real drugs policy, which is to look the other way while pretending to be 'tough'.

UK: The Party's Over? Legal High Ban Could End Shop Sales

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 26 May 2016 - Critics of Law Say Trade Will Simply Shift Underground Whipped Cream Chargers May Come Under Suspicion The blanket ban on the trade in legal highs which comes into force today is expected to end their sale through high street "head shops" and UK-based websites almost overnight, police and trading standards officers have said.

UK: Legal Highs Brought Low As Councils Employ Banning Orders

Wed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 11 May 2016 - Critics Say Antisocial Behaviour Powers Are Already Criminalising Vulnerable People, Ahead of All-Out Ban It's just before 11.30am on a Friday morning and I'm standing in Lincoln's city square. With me are police officers Andy Balding and Joel Dowse, an antisocial behaviour officer at Lincoln council. We're on the lookout for socalled legal highs synthetic substances that have similar effects to illegal drugs but have not yet been banned by legislation.

UK: Britons Want Cannabis to Be Legalised - Change Is

Sun, 08 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 08 May 2016 - Lib Dem's Norman Lamb Urges MPs to Pass the Bill to Create a Regulated Market for the Drug Parliament will be failing in its duty to reflect the will of the people if it continues to resist calls to introduce a regulated cannabis market, a former coalition minister has warned.