"The Crime Severity Score is designed to reflect the relative harm of offending, rather than how many crimes there are. Under the new system, murder is given the top weighting - 7,979 points per offence - while cannabis possession has the lowest of three points per offence."
"The three men were all arrested when police raided a massive growing operation at a former nightclub in Exeter where more than 800 plants were being cultivated under lights. They were freed after it was discovered that they were locked in the building with no means of getting away and had to take turns to share a single mattress on the floor."
"He developed epilepsy around the age of five and a couple of years later was struck with severe arthritis which means for the last three years or so he hasn't been able to walk with me as he used to. However, regular use of CBD oil has transformed his life."
"The government is legalising pot to prevent kids from accessing it, and to prevent criminal organizations from profiting off it, he said. “So, I don’t know how much clearer we can be that we’re not legalising cannabis to please recreational users.”
"Tristan was diagnosed in late 2014 with Dravet Syndrome. Night-time seizures were prolonged and violent. But the medication to keep his seizures under control — CBD oil and THCA, both derived from the cannabis plant and which was only available in the US — has transformed his life."
"Times are strange. This past week we saw the first cannabis related IPO in the United States with a company that buys property from people who grow a “regulated” Schedule 1 drug and then leases it back to them"
"He was quite sensitive also to our worry about drugs. And he wishes me well ... in my campaign and he said that ... we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way,” Duterte said in a statement."
"For years, this substance has been misrepresented and has been used for persecution. In my personal experience with this plant, I’ve seen almost miracle-like properties similar to the healing properties of a mold that we call penicillin."
"I happened to stumble across Project SAM’s Kevin Sabet’s Twitter feed and I noticed that he mentioned that a former professor of his had warned the cannabis industry about the potential for a backlash."