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LSD Offers Anxiety Relief for Dying Patients: The First Study with the Drug in 40 Years

LSD Offers Anxiety Relief for Dying Patients: The First Study with the Drug in 40 Years

Sam Woolfe March 12, 2014 2

There is huge progress going on in the field of psychedelic research. The first study with the psychedelic drug, LSD, has just taken place – after a 40 year halt in research opportunities. In

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All-Women Shortlists Are Not the Answer to Under-representation

All-Women Shortlists Are Not the Answer to Under-representation

Sam Woolfe March 7, 2014 4

Women make up 52% of the general population, yet they are heavily under-represented in positions of political power. Only 23% of MPs in the House of Commons are female and only 4 out of

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Cannabis Users Are Unfairly Punished by the Proceeds of Crime Act: An Exclusive Interview With a Cannabis Grower

Cannabis Users Are Unfairly Punished by the Proceeds of Crime Act: An Exclusive Interview With a Cannabis Grower

Sam Woolfe March 3, 2014 7

The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) came into force in 2002 and it is meant to allow the government to confiscate proceeds which are crime-related. Prior to the introduction of the 2002 Act a

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The UK Could Learn From Colorado’s Legalisation of Cannabis

The UK Could Learn From Colorado’s Legalisation of Cannabis

Sam Woolfe February 26, 2014 5

The recent legalisation of cannabis in Colorado and Washington state – not to mention Uruguay, the first country ever to legalise cannabis – serve as experiments for the pro-legalisation argument. So what is the

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Those Accused of Sex Offences Deserve a Right to Anonymity

Those Accused of Sex Offences Deserve a Right to Anonymity

Sam Woolfe February 24, 2014 3

The Coronation Street actor William Roache has recently been cleared of rape charges after the woman making the claims was shown to lack credible evidence for her case. Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis

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New NHS Database Will Encroach on Our Privacy

New NHS Database Will Encroach on Our Privacy

Sam Woolfe February 19, 2014 1

The NHS plans to launch a giant central database which will see patients records extracted from GP systems across the country. This is known as the ‘care.data scheme’. This is a completely new move

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Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter Methods

Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter Methods

Sam Woolfe February 17, 2014 1

Denmark has recently decided to ban the kosher and halal methods of slaughter. Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Ministry announced that this new ban will come into effect today. Similar bans already exist in Poland,

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It’s Time to Boycott Zoos

It’s Time to Boycott Zoos

Sam Woolfe February 12, 2014 6

Blackfish is a documentary which focuses on Tilikum, an orca whale held captive in SeaWorld, who went on to kill three individuals. It looks at the negative consequences (for orcas and humans) of keeping

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Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Sam Woolfe February 5, 2014 3

A bill has just been passed which many are claiming will undermine free speech, free protest, the democratic process and trade unions. But you wouldn’t have guessed this from the apparently benign name of

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Antidepressants Can Cause Suicidal Tendencies: A Tragic Case of Irony

Antidepressants Can Cause Suicidal Tendencies: A Tragic Case of Irony

Sam Woolfe January 29, 2014 0

You wouldn’t think that an antidepressant, a medication which is supposed to alleviate depression, would cause someone to want to end their life. However, since antidepressants have been on the market, we have seen

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