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UK Arrests for Growing Weed Have Fallen By More Than Half

FOI data obtained by VICE demonstrates how more police forces have effectively decriminalised the production of cannabis.
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Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed British Man Sparks Criticism from Officers

Following the killing of Sean Fitzgerald at the beginning of January, VICE spoke to current and former police officers about the police's use of firearms in the UK.
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2018 Was the Year We Acknowledged That Climate Catastrophe Is Imminent

Even if government fail to act, there is no denying the state of our current condition.
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Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis Is Legal in the UK – Here's What Comes Next

A new study reveals widespread support for the further relaxation of cannabis laws, with MPs telling VICE that recreational weed could be a possibility under a new Conservative leader.
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medical cannabis

The Story of Two Epileptic Sisters, One Who Can Get Medical Cannabis, the Other Who Can't

We spoke to the makers of a new documentary, 'Separating the Strains', which tells the story of US-based Chelsea Leyland and UK-based Tamsin.
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medical cannabis

My Quest to Get Inside Britain's Biggest Weed Greenhouse

The UK is the world's biggest exporter of cannabis-derived medicines. This British Sugar greenhouse is where a whole load of that cannabis is grown.
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The Future of War Is Autonomous Killer Robots Battling to the Death

Just a quick update on how we're all going to die.
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Why It Feels Like You Can Communicate with Nature On LSD

"There is no evidence that communion with entities during psychedelic experiences is not an illusion."
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This Is What Bolivia's Notorious Cocaine Cocktail Bar Is Actually Like

We went to the legendary Route 36, where $20 will get you a cocktail and a gram of coke.
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​I Took a First Date to be Sexually Electrocuted at a Violet Wand Workshop

Recently, I came to the realization that my sex life is incredibly tame and, as a result, I've been trying to be proactive about mixing things up.
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I Watched the Montreal Cops Invade a Protester Occupied UQAM Building

The police—banging their batons on their shields and firing several noise grenades—charged towards the scattered mass of sputtering students.
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I Went to Dominatrix School but My Main Lesson was in How a Sub-Dom Domestic Relationship Actually Works

The rigid, strictly applied protocol that Alura enforces on Violet is essential to the smooth functioning of their sub-dom relationship that exists from 9 AM until 6 PM, five days a week.
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