Taxing Cannabis

Taxing Cannabis = £6.5 b

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Sunday, 21st October 2018


Research articles about the effects of cannabis.

Medicinal Use of Cannabis


Articles regarding medicinal use of cannabis are now grouped together here

Written evidence for the House of Lords

Science and Technology Select Committee

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Sub-Committee I: Cannabis.

Submission of the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (I.D.M.U.)

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How long does cannabis stay in the system


How long drugs are detectable in the system depends on a number of factors:

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Types of Cannabis Available in the UK


This article perhaps should now be titled - types of cannabis that used to be avaliable in the UK. It remains on our site for historical purposes. For a more up to date (2009) picture click here.

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A sociopolitical history of cannabis and the British Empire 1840-1928

When the report of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission (IHDC) reached 1890's England it met official and public apathy. There was no political debate. It went into the "forget about this" file on arrival and has stayed there ever since. There was no publicity; The news that "Ganja is not appreciably harmful" was of no concern to the majority of users, who took cannabis products for their medical benefits.

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How Cannabis was Criminalised.


Cannabis first became illegal in the UK, and most of the rest of the world, on 28th September 1928 when the 1925 Dangerous Drugs Act came into force. There were no British domestic reasons, no lobbying for or against prohibition, and no Parliamentary debates.

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Cannabis - Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis


Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis are all sub-species of the genus cannabis, and are all equally 'illegal' under UK law.

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