MPs call for legalisation of cannabis…

First Published on www.independent.co.uk on November 21st 2016. MPs call for legalisation of cannabis amid warning UK is falling behind in its drug policies Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK, with 6.7 per cent of adults aged 16 to 59 using it in the past year The UK should follow […]

Art Vs Rehab: An excellent website

I’ve just come across an excellent website for anyone who’s lives have been caught up with the twin-play of art and addiction, called: Art v’s Rehab. The site contains a collection of documents called it’s ‘Critical Tool Kits’: “They will help you explore six key themes currently affecting the relationship between art and addiction, homelessness, […]

People in the West Midlands Are Really Into Growing Weed

Full article published on the Vice website, 11th August 2016. West Midlands Cannabis Capital of the UK If you needed another reason to quit selling weed other than your annoying hippy clients and the constant, debilitating paranoia that comes with being a dealer, you should know that the cops are probably already onto you – […]

Swazi Gold – Parts 1 & 2

Swaziland is a landlocked country sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. Despite Swaziland’s small size, it boasts more hectares of land dedicated to growing Cannabis than all of India. It is also home to Swazi Gold, the legendary sativa strain. Hamilton Morris travels to Swaziland hoping to chemically analyze the cannabinoids present in some of […]

Countries Decriminalising Drugs

Full article published on the Governance and Justice Group website, 14th March 2016. Increasing Number of Countries Decriminalising Drugs Ahead of UN Debate on Global Drugs Policy ‘Report finds decriminalisation improves public health and social outcomes, saves governments money, and does not increase drug use’ Report finds decriminalisation improves public health and social outcomes, saves […]

Lancet Report Calling For Drug Decriminalisation…

Full article published in the Huffington Post, 24th March 2016. Lancet Report Calling For Drug Decriminalisation Means Reformists Can No Longer Be Branded ‘Crazed Drug Users’ ‘Countries are neglecting their legal responsibilities’ While calls for decriminalisation are nothing new, the “huge significance of the report is its provenance”, said Steve Rolles, of drugs reform think-tank […]

Howard Marks obituary

Published in the Guardian, Monday 11 April 2016 Cannabis dealer who treated smuggling as a mission, wrote a bestselling autobiography and gave sold-out performances Howard Marks, who has died aged 70 of cancer, was Britain’s best-known and most charming drug smuggler, and also a successful author and raconteur. He translated a lifetime of international cannabis […]

Digital Artwork: Needle Fetish II

Original digital artwork by iopan. March 2016. The following is an abstract from an academic paper available from www.academia.edu. Governing the injecting drug user: Beyond needle fixation Ian Walmsley University of the West of England, UK   Abstract This article offers a critical contribution to the debate on a problematic ‘type’ of injecting drug use […]