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UK: CBD Use Doubles in One Year

According to a new report the number of people in the United Kingdom who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil has doubled since last year. According to the report from the Cannabis Trades Association U.K. (CTAUK), 250,000 people currently use CBD oil to help treat a variety of medical conditions. These numbers are up from 125,000 last …

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U.K.: Legalizing Cannabis Could Save and Generate Over a £1 Billion, Save 670,000 in Police Time

If the United Kingdom legalized the possession and taxed distribution of cannabis for those 18 and older, it would generate and save (from reduced enforcement costs) over £600 million, and may end up generating and saving over £1 billion (roughly $1.55 billion). These numbers are according to a report from the nation’s Treasury Department, which …

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Wales National Health Service to be First in UK to Distribute Cannabis Medicine

The National Health Service (NHS) in Wales has announced that it will be the first in the UK to distribute a cannabis-based medicine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). According to the NHS, Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine made of one part THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and one part CBD (cannabidiol), will be available by prescription for …

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New Report: Legal Cannabis Market Would be Worth Over £1.25 Billion Annually in U.K.

A new report conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research has found that cannabis legalization in the United Kingdom could bring in at least £1.25 billion (roughly $1.6 billion) annually in the U.K., including £300 million being saved from reduced enforcement costs. According to Professor David Nutt, director of the neuropsychopharmacology unit at …

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Report: Minorities Drastically More Likely to be Searched and Charged for Drugs in the UK

A new report released by the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that minorities are drastically more likely to be stopped, searched and charged for drugs in the UK compared to someone who’s Caucasian. The report – which used a plethora of data from 2009 and 2010 – found that; “Black people …

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