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Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?

A Poll undertaken by Crystal Health Group has received more than 750 votes for whether cannabis should be legalised in the UK for recreational use.

The results show a surprising 55% in favour of legalising the class B drug. However, the drug is still illegal despite increased lobbying to relax the laws lead by the Liberal Democrats.

There has long been an argument to legalise the drug to help people with chronic pain and anxiety.

Currently anyone found possessing cannabis can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both punishments under UK legislation. Supplying or producing the class B drug can land people in prison for a maximum of 14 years an unlimited fine, or both.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform says tens of thousands of people in UK already break the law to use cannabis for symptom relief.

The issue was debated on October 12, 2015, and closed after the government responded by saying: “Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health.

“There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.”

One-off injection that alters DNA

Scientists recently unveiled a successful outcome in an animal study of a one-off injection that alters DNA and lowers cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.

The researchers hope to introduce the potential treatment into human studies in the future, as no apparent side effects were recorded in the trial.

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The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

Official figures published in the last week show that three per cent of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the year to March, up from 2.2 per cent in the previous 12 months.

Use of other ‘recreational’ drugs by the country’s middle classes has also increased sharply. The proportion who had taken ecstasy was 2.2 per cent, up from 1.5 per cent in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6 per cent to 6.1 per cent.

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Family reunited through DNA Testing

A Brighouse woman turned detective to find a long lost brother living only a few miles away.

May Gray, who lives in Whinney Hill Park, was researching her family tree on Genes Reunited when she came across the name Eric Frith, who had the same maiden name as her mum Elizabeth.

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Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?

A Poll undertaken by Crystal Health Group has received more than 750 votes for whether cannabis should be legalised in the …

One-off injection that alters DNA

Scientists recently unveiled a successful outcome in an animal study of a one-off injection that alters DNA and lowers cholesterol, …

48 per cent of men who take Paternity Tests are not the real Dad

Almost half of UK men who take a paternity test turn out not to be the real father, research undertaken by DNA Clinics shows. …