SOURCE: VICE MAGAZINE
Colin Davies being hauled off by police after opening The Dutch Experience in 2001 (photo courtesy of HempCity)
There’s been a lot of talk about cannabis recently. At the end of last year, the plant became completely legal in Colorado and Washington, possession was decriminalised in Switzerland, and Uruguay became the first country to legalise the marijuana trade. But while prohibition laws are slowly being lifted elsewhere, stoners in the UK have seen no change in their government’s stance towards getting high.
What we have seen, however, are new public initiatives – individuals and groups trying out different techniques to normalise smoking weed. Activist Colin Davies is at the forefront of that movement, and this year Colin is hoping to open a cannabis cafe in central Manchester where users can congregate, smoke and socialise. The only problem he faces at this stage is UK law.
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