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Radical Rant: UK Cannabis Social Clubs Are Leading the Charge for Legalization · High Times

🇬🇧 Radical Rant: UK Cannabis Social Clubs Are Leading the Charge for Legalization.

  • Jan is the secretary for the United Kingdom Cannabis Social Clubs (UKCSC).
  • Greg’s been introducing me this weekend to all of his cannabis reform allies in the UK, telling them how he got himself educated listening to my show.
  • Greg formed the UK Cannabis Social Clubs to create safe access to cannabis for its members.
  • Since then, Greg’s gone on to foster the development of Cannabis Social Clubs all across the UK.
  • Perhaps the social club model is the answer for some of the states where “Big Marijuana” and “black market” resonate most with voters.

I was sharing a small, hand-rolled doobie this morning with my new Welsh friend, Jan, who had the day before explained to me that what they call a “spliff” in England, they call a “spliner” in Wales. Upon finishing our spline, she informed that the past tense of having splined is “splunted.”

Photo by Justin Cannabis. 

“You’ve heard of wake and bake?” she asked me. “Well, this is rise and spline!”

I was sharing a small, hand-rolled doobie this morning with my new Welsh friend, Jan, who had the day before explained to me that what they call a “spliff” in England, they call a “spliner” in Wales. Upon finishing our spline, she informed that the past tense of having splined is “splunted.”

Jan is the secretary for the United Kingdom Cannabis Social Clubs (UKCSC). We were in the common area of the Product Earth UK Expo in Birmingham. I felt right at home as the rain clouds rolled in; it felt like a typical fall day in my home town of Portland, Oregon.

I’m here over the Labor Day Weekend to perform the final presentation of the day in the seminar zone, entitled “The Five-Year Impact of Legalization in the United States.” UKCSC is sponsoring the seminars, held alongside a typical vendor expo and an outdoor stage with reggae and hip-hop acts.

That I am here at all is a testament to the power of podcasting.

Nine years ago, I took over from Chris Goldstein as the host of the NORML Daily Audio Stash, the former podcast of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Every weekday, I would sit in my home studio and record about an hour of content on the state of marijuana…

Radical Rant: UK Cannabis Social Clubs Are Leading the Charge for Legalization · High Times

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