cannabis

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 11:50

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

Does the UK really have medical marijuana?

23 May 2019 15:22

Has the UK really legalised medical cannabis? That was certainly how it was reported last winter when Sajid Javid, the Home…

Theresa May and Sajid Javid clash over Billy Caldwell case at Cabinet

18 June 2018 13:12

At Cabinet this morning, Sajid Javid tried to raise the Billy Caldwell case and the issue of medicinal cannabis. Theresa…

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…