Tag: cannabis

  • No Country for Auld Smokers III

    Nicholas continues his No Country for Auld Smokers series, touching upon two cases from last year which deviated from the usual defendants brought before the courts for cannabis possession. As we begin a new year, we can only imagine what 2023 will bring for cannabis reform across Europe, with Germany’s landmark decision to declassify the […]

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  • The Mighty Plus, by Storz und Bickel | Review

    Before I start this review, I’d like to thank the generous people at Storz und Bickel for providing me with a free vapouriser for the purpose of this review. The Mighty+ (their flagship handheld device) can be purchased at this link: https://bit.ly/3EsVuVA  The vapouriser arrived with about two bars of battery charge and it takes […]

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  • Lynette Shaw – a biography

    Lynnette Shaw is considered by many in the United States to be a living legend – although, chances are, you may not be familiar with her. One nickname she is known affectionately by is “The Godmother of Ganja”. Her Twitter bio provides an impressive summary of accomplishments: “Invented the licenced medical marijuana dispensary system, 1997. […]

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  • Brendan and Ryan of Crainn

    Crainn (the Irish word for ‘trees’) are a cannabis advocacy group who boast Ireland’s largest online cannabis community, with over 30,000 members on their Reddit page alone. They started life there, but have since expanded their presence to Twitter and other social media outlets. Recently, on April 20th (‘420’) they organised a team of volunteers […]

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  • Eoin Long of The Cannabis Review

    In The Cannabis Review, Eoin Long talks with leading figures in commercial cannabis. The show has a stated aim of educating viewers while clarifying ‘some of the sectors and topics of interest in the global cannabis industry’. The YouTube channel launched in February of 2021, where he has interviewed the likes of Dr. Peter Grinspoon, […]

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  • My First Toke: From Environment to Etiquette

    My First Toke: From Environment to Etiquette In the future, I’d like to think first-time smokers will be introduced to cannabis in a completely different environment. But unfortunately, it will be a long time coming as many newcomers will have to endure the touch and go setting of the black market. In a legalized, regulated […]

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  • My Introduction to Cannabis

    Richard reminisces on his year in San Francisco, where he embraced cannabis use as part of the cultural experience and realised what he had been missing out on for years. [All photos below were taken by the author] In my teens, I bought into the ‘cannabis as a gateway drug‘ myth. I was hesitant when […]

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  • No Stopping Now

    Nicholas takes a look back at 2021 up until today and how cannabis legislation has progressed throughout the world. 2021 saw many developments in the reform of cannabis legislation across multiple countries.  We observed as America flourished in the wake of numerous states legalising cannabis and watched as Canada cultivated their regulated cannabis industry into […]

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  • The Green Party, Social Democrats & Drugs

    The Green Party‘s manifesto, Towards 2030: A Decade of Change, opens its page on drug policy with a promising summary of affairs: ‘The criminalisation of drug consumption is a counter-productive policy that perpetuates business models of organised crime and fails to address the public health impact of drugs. A more compassionate policy based on international […]

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  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil & Drugs

    The opening line of the drug policy section in Fine Gael‘s GE20 Manifesto proudly ends with an emphasis on more of the same: ‘continuing the relentless pursuit of drug dealers.‘ This is a clear sign that they just don’t get it. How does Fine Gael not know by now that the 50-year-old global war on […]

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