Independent, 15 May 2013 - Regular Users of the Drug Found to Have Lower Levels of Insulin After Fasting, Research Shows Smoking cannabis may prevent the development of diabetes, one of the most rapidly rising chronic disorders in the world.
The Observer, 06 May 2013 - A groundbreaking 'consumption room' keeps drugs off the streets, with staff on hand to help victims. The next may open in Brighton 'We can't change people. People can change themselves, and we can be there when they want to' Ivan Christensen, drug worker
Evening Standard, 15 Apr 2013 - Lady Neidpath, Who Once Drilled a Hole in Her Own Head, Is Dead Serious About Drugs. Nick Curtis Hears Why Our Fear of Illegal Highs Means We Could Be Missing Out on Cures for Depression I DO NOT doubt for one moment the absolute sincerity of the drugs campaigner Amanda Feilding, aka Lady Neidpath, Countess of Wemyss and March. Nor the good sense in her argument that narcotics should be scientifically studied, decriminalised, and licensed and regulated by the state for medical or recreational use as appropriate - a "sensible" alternative to the vast waste of lives and money in the unwinnable War on Drugs. But I can see how easy it is for her opponents to demonise the 70-year-old as a batty aristo.
The Observer, 14 Apr 2013 - Top Crime Writer Calls for Supervised Zones to Cut Heroin and Crack Deaths Brighton is set to be the first British city to offer official "drug consumption rooms" where addicts can use heroin, crack and cocaine under supervision without fear of prosecution. The city's public health leaders will meet this summer to "give serious consideration" to the plan in order to save lives.
The Guardian, 12 Apr 2013 - Raids Target Rising Domestic Cultivation of Drug, Fuelled by Debt and Criminality If making big money from cannabis cultivation was the aim, there is no evidence of success in this small, rented, two-storey terrace home, raided by Manchester police.
Evening Standard, 02 Apr 2013 - A JOURNALIST whose house was raided by police because it had a "hot roof " has lodged a formal complaint after being wrongly targeted. Kris Sangani's Leytonstone home was searched by officers acting on information that the roof was emitting unusually high levels of heat - - a sign of a cannabis farm.