UK cannabis campaigner Winston Matthews has been sent to prison in the UK for 16 months for repeatedly growing his own medicinal cannabis plants in his home, to use as an effective alternative to dangerous and expensive pharmaceutical drugs.
UK Cannabis News
Time and time again the British Justice system is cruel and injustices are commonplace. Innocent people are locked up because of mistaken identity. We see dangerous criminals walk free after causing untold long term mental damage to their victims. We see paedophiles and other sexual predators escape jail only to destroy yet more lives.
Campaigners who claim they want to liberalise the drug laws are in fact demanding more state control over drug-users.
We have received a number of emails from cannabis activists asking for clarification on how the new Sentencing Guidelines will impact on cannabis cultivation and possession. Release provided detailed advice to the Council and has welcomed many of the changes in the guidelines as an improvement on the previous regime, but in relation to cannabis, there has only been a slight shift in approach.
New sentencing guidelines have been released for drug offences in the UK. Many are excited. Some go so far as to engage in celebration. One cannabis advocacy group has gone so far as to announce that personal use grow operations are now decriminalized.