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Crimestoppers Scratch & Sniff endagers patients growing own medicine. By Greg de Hoedt THE CHARITY Crimestoppers have today launched a new campaign targeting cannabis growers.

Crimestoppers Scratch & Sniff endagers patients growing own medicine.

Information packs have been posted out to households in 13 regions of the UK in an attempt to educate the public to spot signs of someone growing cannabis. The charity said there was a 15% rise in the number of cannabis farms found in homes between 2011 and 2012. This is likely due to the number of people growing their own supply instead of relying on the unstable and untrustworthy black market where the price is high and the quality is low.

Patients who use cannabis as a medicine are more likely to grow their own or get it from someone that grows rather than use the black market. Via Twitter @CrimeStoppers were asked how they would feel if their campaign got an MS patient arrested and prosecuted and they replied “We are a non judgemental charity. Michigan's medical marijuana program a windfall for government. Dutch Weed Pass Plan Abandoned By Incoming Dutch Government. Marijuana Majority Launches: Website Aims To Bring Cannabis Conversation Into The Mainstream. What do Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin have in common?

Marijuana Majority Launches: Website Aims To Bring Cannabis Conversation Into The Mainstream

Probably not too much. But both have spoken out recently on America's failed marijuana laws -- and both have publicly endorsed some form of legalization. So has Brad Pitt. And Elizabeth Warren. And David Koch. Weed for All, Again? Dutch Politicians Say Maybe. Cannabis oil ‘eases my symptoms of MS’ A cannabis user from Earley who claims the drug has changed his life is calling for it to be made legal.

Cannabis oil ‘eases my symptoms of MS’

Clark French, 26, of Sutcliffe Avenue, was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in August 2010. He was studying ancient history and archaeology at The University of Reading, but his symptoms rapidly became so bad that he had to use a walking stick and was forced to quit his degree. Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown (PHOTOS) This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch.

Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown (PHOTOS)

By Chris Roberts Last week was one of the the darkest for the medical marijuana movement, with the federal Justice Department picking two of San Francisco's best-known and best-behaving licensed medical cannabis dispensaries for closure. This came mere weeks after U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag moved to close Harborside Health Center -- the nation's biggest pot club and Oakland's second-biggest taxpayer. Welcome to the Cannabis News Search page presented by CCGUIDE. Our Growing Industry by Dominic Holden - News. + Enlarge this Image The latest choices in Georgetown.

Our Growing Industry by Dominic Holden - News

Starter plants for sale. Proprietors of the C.P.C. On a Monday afternoon, Jeremy Kaufman and Ben Reagan usher clients into the back room of their tiny office in Georgetown, to a table with four small pot plants and 12 jars of pot. The jars are attached to a lazy-Susan-like contraption that you spin around to see and smell the samples. There's a similar place a mile north in Sodo.

These outlets are increasingly common. HASC Announces International Conference On Drug Policy. The Home Affairs select committee is to hold a half-day conference on drug policy in the Houses of Parliament on 10th September 2012.

HASC Announces International Conference On Drug Policy

Peter Reynolds has been invited to represent CLEAR. The conference will consider the challenges faced by countries which are directly affected by UK drug policy decisions. Marijuana ban in San Leandro on hold. Posted by Freshman on Jul 4th, 2012 in Stoner News | 0 comments Share SAN LEANDRO — The city has put on hold its plan to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, citing a state appeals court ruling Monday that such bans are not permitted under state law.

Marijuana ban in San Leandro on hold

City Attorney Jayne Williams requested the delay at Monday night’s council meeting, where the council had been scheduled to vote on an ordinance prohibiting dispensaries for a year. San Leandro has a temporary moratorium on dispensaries. On Monday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County. “So we will be coming back to the council on July 16 with a report and analysis of that court decision, which we anticipate will probably be appealed along with the other cases that are currently before the California Supreme Court.” Dutch court bans pot for foreigners. Personal drug use decriminalized in Colombia - Colombia news. Colombia’s Constitutional Court has approved the government proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use, Colombia media reported Friday.

Personal drug use decriminalized in Colombia - Colombia news

BBC3 Decide Who Gets ‘Free Speech’ In Drugs Debate. Cardiff becomes Hempcity for a day as hundreds show their support for Cannabis in the UK by marching for legitimacy and legalization - Regulate Cannabis UK. Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana. The scheme, if approved by the Danish parliament at the start of next year, could make the city the first to fully legalise, rather than simply tolerate, marijuana consumption.

Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana

"We are thinking of perhaps 30 to 40 public sales houses, where the people aren't interested in selling you more, they're interested in you," said Mikkel Warming, the Mayor in charge of Social Affairs at Copenhagen City Council. "Who is it better for youngsters to buy marijuana from? A drug pusher, who wants them to use more, who wants them to buy hard drugs, or a civil servant? " Green councillor calls for cannabis cafes in Brighton. Play School presenters 'were stoned' on TV - TV & Radio - Media. According to a new BBC4 documentary, 'Lights!

Play School presenters 'were stoned' on TV - TV & Radio - Media

Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre' – some Play School presenters even went in front of the camera after smoking "the biggest joint you've ever seen". Presenter Johnny Ball told the documentary team that two of his co-stars shot a nativity scene for children's TV show Play School while stoned. Dutch court bans pot for foreigners. The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal. Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.

There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past. However, we at Republic Report think it’s worth showing that there are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books: 1.) RELATED: Why Can’t You Smoke Pot? To receive stories and investigations about political corruption, sign up for our daily digest here. Share and Enjoy.