cannabis

The Spectator podcast: The plot against the Pope

10 March 2017 15:21

On this week’s episode, we take the Pope to task over his leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, ask whether Canada has…

Why Britain needs a legal cannabis market

7 February 2017 16:37

The legalisation of cannabis is once again in the headlines. Following the death of his 21-year-old son Rupert Green, Lord Monson…

The white-knuckle terror of being driven by a dopehead

25 May 2015 16:36

‘Hidden menace of the drivers high on drugs,’ says the headline in today’s Daily Mail, revealing that – according to…

Jon Snow’s right: skunk is dangerous, but it’s impossible to buy anything else

26 February 2015 13:49

Channel 4 is due to air its pseudo-scientific ‘Jon Snow stoned’ show The Cannabis Trials (or Drugs and How Not To Enjoy Them).…

Jon Snow on skunk: ‘I felt utterly bereft’

17 February 2015 14:28

Jon Snow previously investigated the effects of taking ecstasy in a Channel 4 documentary. Now, in the interests of investigative…

Smoking weed won’t make your kids smarter, but it won’t make them brain-dead, either

24 October 2014 16:20

Lacking in pep? Looking for some extra zing as winter sets in? The Spectator recommends our energy conference on 1 December.…

Of course marijuana isn’t ‘safe’ – but should it be illegal?

13 October 2014 9:26

Sometimes I read things that really get on my wick, and last week was one of those times. A new,…

Peter Hitchens is wrong (on the internet!). There really is a War on Drugs.

30 October 2013 12:31

Before I headed off on honeymoon I took a pop at Peter Hitchens’ rather odd assertion that there was no…

The War on Drugs is as pointless as it is immoral; obviously it must continue. - Spectator Blogs

10 December 2012 15:29

Like Tom Chivers I’d not planned to write anything about the latest suggestion our drug laws are sufficiently confused, antiquated…