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Spanish supreme court gets decision wrong on cannabis clubs

Remember all the good cannabis news reports that popped up in 2015? Cannabis was on the march it seemed. Unfortunately someone forgot to tell the Spanish supreme court judges that their own Madrid University is leading the research in exactly how beneficial the plant is for human health. The Judges have gone all fascist Franco on us and now said that specifically three cannabis social clubs have broken some sacred man made law. The cannabis associations, Ebers, Pannagh (Bilbao) and Three Monkeys (Barcelona) have all been hammered by the supreme court. Jail terms and 250,000 euro fines have been handed out for growing a plant that is healthy for you. I am sorry that the judges’ idea of a good time is different from our cannabis good time, but who do they think they are? God? When laws try to restrict natural human behavior, it is the system of law that suffers eventually. We need to increase civil disobedience until the corrupt system of government understands we are not backing down on cannabis. This isn’t the old days when the public had very little access to information. We know all about the benefits of cannabis. We also know that cannabis can lead the fight back against climate change. From plastics to food, fuel and medicine the plant is a natural gift to replace the polluting industries that are killing our planet.

Cannabis is a plant, when it is organically grown it is incredibly healthy for you. You can, in a non toxic way, treat a ridiculous number of serious illnesses and lets not forget, it can help prevent cancer. This is 2016, we have looked at the science and unfortunately for the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, they have serious competition with cannabis. Sorry about that but with the explosion of cancer, you have a perfect right to grow cannabis. You don’t need permission from your government, you don’t need a license, fuck the authorities and grow it.

Our Spanish club friends need help. Please spread this and lets give a united European slap back to the Spanish authorities. Spanish law now says you can grow cannabis yourself. Cannabis social clubs help by growing your cannabis only for you and other adult members. No dealing to kids, only responsible, adult cooperation. These guys will need money for a legal fund. It isn’t just them in trouble. This is a European problem. We all have a stake in the outcome of this crooked conservative, stick your head in the sand approach to cannabis legalization. Encod are helping with this issue. If you want to get involved, send us an email to praguepot@gmail.com or visit encod.org’s website. I will keep you posted about money raising ideas for the legal defense fund. This is our chance to cooperate together. Together we are strong. Together we can effect the change that is needed in our out dated system of governance. There are plenty of facebook accounts of Spanish politicians and also European Union representatives that you can bring up this issue on. If we want cannabis to be a normal part of a healthy, evolved society, then we must begin to challenge the authorities at every turn.

Good cannabis news from Bulgaria

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Bulgaria is the next European country to make headlines for cannabis. Member of parliament Velar Enchev Penkov will introduce legislation this month calling for the adoption of cannabis to treat illness in the country.

Velar is a former spy and all round independent thinker. He has launched an online petition to have the laws reformed in his country. In June he submitted a list of illnesses that can be treated by the plant to parliament. Specifically he referred to a case involving a MS sufferer being brought before a judge for growing cannabis. Marin Kalchev was later acquitted by a Bulgarian judge who cited international studies confirming the effectiveness of cannabis treatment. Sick people are suffering as our politicians debate legalization.

It looks like the winds of change are blowing across the whole of Europe. If you are in Bulgaria, please sign the petition here or get involved with the pan European activist group Encod.

Uk government’s ignorant approach to cannabis

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A petition to legalize the growing and consumption of cannabis has topped 200,000 signatures in the UK. The Conservatives, lead by David Cameron has decided to pretend that all the new science we now have on the plant, didn’t happen. The same old tired arguments are rolled out. Cannabis is vicious, cannabis is evil, cannabis will make your brain fry itself!

The problem with this old tactic is, we clearly know that cannabis is healthy for you. The US government even finally admitted that cannabis kills cancer cells. One in every two people will get cancer so there are billions of lives at stake. Cameron is a politician bought and paid for by pharmaceutical companies. Big pharma will have a huge portion of their business replaced by cannabis when people stop pumping toxic pills into their bodies and instead choose home grown natural pot. The scare tactics stopped working when the internet spread actual science to the public. We are now just as informed as governments. Colorado has not seen society collapse after it legalized cannabis 20 months ago. Crime went down, health has gone up and they now have more taxes to put into education. Look at more and more American states scramble to adopt cannabis.

The UK government wants you to think they know best. However, when their former top scientist, professor Nutt came out and told them, and then the public, that alcohol and tobacco are far more dangerous to society than cannabis, they fired him. An elected government put their ideology and financial backer’s interests ahead of what is best for the people. We should never get used to this dirty way of doing business. They have acted treasonously. When a government doesn’t follow scientific evidence, you have to wonder, who are they listening to?

The UK has never had a moment like this before. We have evidence from America and Holland  that legalization does no harm to society, we have scientists and doctors backing up claims that cannabis is healthy for you and we have a public that is starting to unite around the idea that cannabis is healthy for you. We need more people to get involved. Join your local cannabis club, join Clear, Norml or Encod. All these groups are a vital component of change. The government hope that we will get tired of campaigning for cannabis legalization.  When you see first hand the help cannabis gives to sick and injured people, looking away is not an option.

We have mighty marijuana momentum, so lets make sure our politicians can’t ignore this subject. Stay united and focused on ending the cruelty of cannabis prohibition.

Italy says yes to medical cannabis

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The Italian region of Lombardy has voted to allow medical cannabis for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other similar diseases. The council said treatment must be carried out in hospitals. This is an initiative lead by Roberto Maroni and backed by the majority of councillors. We are also awaiting the first legal cannabis crop that has been grown by the Italian army. Italians love cannabis and their politicians are beginning to show this in their legislation. To get involved in Italian cannabis activism, join Encod and help move the conversation forward.

England about to fall to cannabis

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In politics, sometimes they float an idea before publicly adopting it. Police commissioner Ron Hogg was that ballon. Last week he announced that his force would not be pursuing individuals for growing and using an amazing health supplement(cannabis). How did the public react? They didn’t care. A few of the hysterical conservative types threw a bit of a fit but most had nothing to add or were supportive.

Now the fun really starts. Cannabis is a big part of English society. This has been hidden from view but the changes in the way police deal with this issue means that normal, peaceful human beings can get on with their lives without some uptight official judging them with the force of law. There are organizations and individuals that have been working hard for this moment. Norml, encod and community groups like Teeside cannabis club have taken the fight to the authorities and guess what, they have won! It is now up to the cannabis community to finish off the job. Get involved in cannabis activist groups or go along to events to show your support. The summer of 2015 will go down in English history  as the year that saw an end to the nonsense of police trying stop people healing themselves with a God given herb!

What is the European Church of Cannabis about

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After you get over the shock that there is a real European cannabis church, you might wonder, what is it about.

Our church is helping to unite growers of the holy herb. Within the cannabis community, there are different people and roles. The happy hippie to the grandma stoner business woman, cannabis is used by a complete cross section of society. The growers of the herb are a unique part of this clan. They are the ones with supreme patience. They understand the plant. They grow and die with each harvest. These are the priests of our group. Our church is full of people who love the herb. You don’t have to smoke or have dreadlocks, you just need to have love and respect for yourself and everyone else.

The prohibition of cannabis tried to stamp out more than just the plant. Authorities don’t like friendly, open, thinking people who question why the world is the way it is. The war on drugs was a very real war. Only police had guns however, and they used them to steal liberty from some of our peace loving, cannabis community members. If you are a member of our church, these police actions, are legally speaking, religious persecution. The plant we love is a powerful medicine, it is non toxic and natural. There is no scientific reason why cannabis is illegal. Alcohol is perfectly legal and much more dangerous than cannabis, so as I said, the authorities just don’t seem to like us. Telling the truth in our modern world, is a crime. Our societies have grown used to politicians and officials who lie in double speak.

Our Church pre-dates all laws on cannabis. The European Church of Cannabis is the Reformed Church of Mithras. Mithraism was the religion that Christianity never wanted you to know about. Mithraism was the last strong pagan religion before Christianity took control. Most christian religious symbols come from Mithras and other Pagan faiths. Mithras’ birthday was 25 of December for example. Mithraism has seven levels. Each time a member gets initiated into a deeper level, the ceremony uses cannabis to celebrate. It has carried out these rituals for only the last 4,000 years!! The church consists of small groups, usually not more than 40 or 50. Our European church is reformed Mithraism, because unlike the old religion which didn’t allow women, we welcome everyone that is friendly and open.

It isn’t until we gather together, that our real strength is understood. We are non violent and we expect our freedom to live according to our personal beliefs to be respected. The state plays a very important role as managers of our societies, but they do not get to dictate how we should live. We are supposed to have natural freedoms. Our church is not about one specific place, yes in time we will have real religious spaces but we are the rebirth of an ancient religion which always begins in our own hearts and minds. As soon as you want to be a part of the church, you already are. You can conduct a sermon on your own or with a group. We need people from every European country. We can start with a small number that is organized. With a little divine intervention we will be uniting against state cannabis oppression. When we are together, we are strong. This world works on highlighting our differences and keeping us all separate. When someone joins our church from one country, he or she can go to any of the other churches and be treated like a local by their fellow clan members.

So that is it, not too complicated. It is a church that promotes the responsible growth and use of cannabis. When I was at college in Ireland someone found out that you needed 20,000 people to officially call themselves a jedi, and then the religion became a state sanctioned thing. We can do the same for this religion. Prohibitionists aren’t fighting fair, instead of scientific facts they confuse the argument with emotions and bluster. In the future you will be able to download your registration form and Id card. You print it out yourself and send us an email to officially register you. There are at least 25 million cannabis consumers in Europe. Growers and consumers have many organizations that are fighting for them but our church is cutting right to the center of the act of consuming cannabis. With our card in your pocket, you are being religiously persecuted. Without the card, the cops can feel you up and invade your god given right to privacy. We need to work together. Join us on Facebook and TSU.CO

Europe’s untapped 60 billion euro cannabis market

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Anyone living in Europe knows that we are in the midst of a financial crisis. Unemployment is high and voters are starting to experiment with the extremes of the political spectrum. There is also a very clear north south divide. The industrial, prudent north and the relaxed, economically disadvantaged south. Germans want Greeks to work more and pay their taxes. Greeks want to tell northern banks to go fuck themselves. As you can see, we are one charming little family. If we are to survive as a group and move past this economic test then we had better come up with new ways of keeping the bloc together.

The south of Europe has beautiful beaches and an easy way of life. Having lived in Spain, I know first hand what an amazing country it is. Friendly, smart people living in the California of Europe. Unemployment in Spain is crippling. 50% of people under 30 are unemployed. This is going to have serious long term effects for their society so they should start tackling it any way the government can. If Europe was to legalize cannabis it could be grown year round in the south. The employment and tax revenue are a persuasive argument. If the cannabis is organically grown then it can be a powerful medicine that can replace toxic pharmaceutical alternatives. Cannabis is a health supplement. A tiny daily dose can dramatically increase your health.

Besides the health, employment and tax benefits, legalizing cannabis will also free up police so they can get on with the important job of safeguarding society from violent crime. With one imperial stroke of an EU pen, a new 60 billion euro industry can be born. Couple this with the scientific and medical research and we will all wonder why it took so long to legalize. Cannabis is safe and healthy for you. There are no valid argument left on the prohibitionist side. They are simply saying no because they don’t have the imagination to move along with the current scientific research. This is a shame for sick  Europeans that must further stress their delicate bodies with toxic medication that substitutes for pot.

I am full of hope for us. We have something that can be of so much benefit to society if we would only evolve our thinking a little bit. With activist groups like Encod.org we are trying to move the European Union towards its new green field. I know people within the movement say that reform will take time. But we are a new society. Technology has switched us all on and we can now communicate effectively. 60 billion euros is falling into the hands of the black economy every year in Europe. A well regulated, southern grown cannabis product would be an amazing improvement on todays situation. 70% of drug arrests are for cannabis. When the dust settles on this cannabis health debate, praguepot wagers that cannabis is as significant a breakthrough as stem cell research. That is a big claim that is backed up with the beginning of solid scientific research on the herb. Cannabis is good for Europe and our European cannabis activists are not going to stop until we have our cannabis human rights respected.

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