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Is Britain Set for Its Very Own Cannabis Revolution?

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The US war on cannabis is over and there's no turning back, says US cannabis author Doug Fine as he prepares to take the stage at South Bank University. Fine is in London for the one-night UK leg of his world tour, spreading news of the "green economic revolution" currently spreading through the US, which is seeing certain states decriminalising, taxing and profiting from the marijuana industry.
 
"My message is this," he says, smiling confidently, "if it can happen in the US, then it can happen here in the UK. There’s no stopping this train now."

Hindu god cannabis couple found not guilty of dealing

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A CANNABIS growing couple have been cleared of dealing the drug, after arguing they were going to burn it in a pit as part of a spiritual ritual to a Hindu god.

Katarzyna Dryden-Chouen and her husband Clive admitted growing it at their Littledean home, but said they never intended to sell it.

A jury cleared the pair of possession with intent to supply and money laundering more than £250,000 of cash that had gone into her bank account.

Cannabis grower tells police "I'll keep growing"

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A CANNABIS grower told police he would not stop producing the drug when they raided his town centre home and found crops capable of providing him with around £30,000 of it a year.

Phillip Gardner, of Dale Street, was jailed for 20 months at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to producing cannabis and possessing the drug with intent to supply it.

The 39-year-old's two-bedroom terraced home was raided in February.

Medical cannabis demonstration at parliament highlights hypocrisy of British laws

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National cannabis law reform organisation, NORML UK held a medical cannabis demonstration on College Green by the Houses of Parliament on the 9th October 2013.

A Dutch medical patient who is legally entitled to use cannabis in Britain and a British patient with an NHS prescription for the cannabis-derived drug Sativex were present among numerous peaceful protesters who comprised legal and illegal consumers of cannabis.

Approximately 300 people passed through the demonstration, which lasted three and a half hours. Activists also engaged with lawmakers, including backbench MPs, and towards the end of the demonstration volunteers leafleted outside the gates of Parliament itself.

Cannabis to be consumed legally in public near Parliament

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NORML UK, the national organisation for cannabis law reform, will be holding a static demonstration close to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 9th October 2013, commencing around midday.

The purpose will be to protest the discriminatory laws whereby a medical cannabis patient from Europe is legally entitled to consume their herbal cannabis medicine in the UK, but a UK citizen is not.

The attendees, from both the UK and the Netherlands, will comprise of patients from The Netherlands legally smoking their cannabis in a public space. There will also be UK medical cannabis patients who consume cannabis illegally. NORML will be making the necessary distinction with large banners, which tell the story of each group of patients. Under the Schengen agreement, herbal Bedrocan BV cannabis can be legally consumed in the UK by a Dutch national with a prescription but not by a British patient with a similar condition.