Stakeholders React to Proposed Regulation for Cannabis in Canada

As Health Canada publish their Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis and launch a 60-day public consultation, politicians, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders were quick to express their views on the matter. Entrepreneurs seem satisfied with this long awaited proposed regulation as recreational cannabis will be officially legal in a little over eight months, Dan … Continued

Durham Police to Stop Prosecuting ‘Low Level Dealers’

In an exclusive interview with the Mail on Sunday, Durham police chief constable Mike Barton revealed his plan to stop prosecuting drug addicts and ‘low level dealers’. The controversial plan, coming into effect next month, implies the Durham police will stop prosecuting small dealers, who usually face a minimum of 18 months in prison. Instead they … Continued

‘Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK damaged by their parents’ alcohol abuse’, new research finds

The worrying scale of parental alcohol abuse and its effect on children has been revealed in a new report by The Children’s Society. As part of its 2017 Good Childhood Report, the charity surveyed 3,000 families with children aged between 10 and 17. National estimates were then established using the ONS mid-population statistics for this age … Continued

British Columbian Cannabis Genetics Touch Down in the EU

Tilray, a GMP-certified global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that the company has successfully exported live medical cannabis genetics from its flagship British Columbia, Canada facility to its European Union Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The announcement is the first time a company has legally exported live cannabis genetics from North America … Continued

[Event] In Conversation: Jenny Valentish & Rosalind Stone

Join us for an evening with Jenny Valentish – author of ‘Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment’ – and university harm-reduction advocate Rosalind Stone, at  Volteface HQ in London on Friday 24th November. Australia-based journalist and AOD consultant Jenny Valentish will be in conversation with drugsand.me co-director and journalist Rosalind Stone to explore their … Continued