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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. Read more
The official figures have shown the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales rose to record levels last year.
This has been making plenty of recent headlines, but the news did not come as a surprise to Crystal Health Group. Read more
In a first for the UK, visitors to the Secret Garden Party, an arts and music festival held annually at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, were given the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to determine their content before they took them.
Around 200 people used the testing facility, which had the blessing of the local police and council.
Official figures published show that 3% of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the last year, up from 2.2% 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%, up from 1.5% in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6% to 6.1%. Read more
A manager recently lost his claim for unfair dismissal after he was sacked for refusing to take a workplace drug test.
An employment tribunal ruled that he should have set an example, because he had been personally responsible for enforcing his firm’s drug and alcohol testing policy.
Officers and medical experts have expressed concerns over the screening device and the ability to uphold the new legislation in court, as well as insufficient training.
A tough new law against drug-driving comes into force next week – but Greater Manchester Police will not be enforcing it.
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.