Julian Brazier and Cannabis: who regulates the sources?

A few weeks ago our MP made a number of statements regarding the controversial retailers UK Skunkworks after a young man, Matt Ford of Whitstable, almost died from the effects of smoking one of their products. I responded by saying that while these legal highs are untested and potentially dangerous, some of our illegal drugs are relatively safe. I sent Mr Brazier a copy of the story. Here is an extract from his reply: “I am told by sources I respect that cannabis is both a much more potent drug than its namesake of the 60s and 70s and that … Continue reading Julian Brazier and Cannabis: who regulates the sources?

Legal Highs vs Natural Highs

It often happens that there‚Äôs a confluence of stories which seem to illustrate the same point. Last week (21/09/’13) there was a story about legal highs in the Daily Mail. Karen Audino had released a picture of her son, Jimmy Guichard, 20, from Gravesend in Kent, who lay dying after suffering a heart attack and severe brain damage within hours of taking a legal substance from the controversial shop, UK Skunkworks, in Chatham, also in Kent. This is one of a number of UK Skunkworks shops in the South of England, which sell drug paraphernalia as well as legal highs. … Continue reading Legal Highs vs Natural Highs