Each week we’re emboldened by the steps of progress that are made across the world in the pursuit of cannabis legalisation. It’s not about the idea everyone should be doing it, it’s about the idea that those who need and want it should have the right.
A man famed for his excitement on, tolerance of, and connection to drugs, the legendary writer was always confident in sharing his opinion of the world and our lives in it.
“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits - and millions of Americans agree with me." Hunter S Thompson
In a staggering setting of precedent, UK medical cannabis patient, Andrew Baines, has avoided prison after being caught with a kilo of cannabis – despite pleading guilty to supplying product.
His saving grace? The letters of support received from the medical patients he’s helped over many years. A truly landmark ruling – even the Judge herself is quoted as saying “If the law was different, Mr Baines would have been applauded, not punished.”
He received the bare minimum sentence: a 6-month community order.