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Medicinal cannabis ‘should be available on prescription’ 

19 Jul 18

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.


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Police bust cannabis factory in Hermitage Road, Edgbaston – where houses sell for £1m 

18 Jul 18

Around 55 plants discovered in Hermitage Road in Edgbaston…


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Cannabis, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Strong smell of cannabis all evening, a few doors away from the allotments.


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Alfie Dingley’s medical cannabis let through UK border 

10 Jul 18

It is believed to be the first time the banned oil has been allowed through the UK border.


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Police discover cannabis factory in ‘abandoned shop’ in Stechford 

9 Jul 18

Around 60 plants – worth in the region of 60,000- were found during raid…


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Police bust cannabis factory set up in leafy Edgbaston home 

5 Jul 18

Squad found 55 plants growing in Manor Road North, in Edgbaston after breaking in.


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Decision on medical cannabis within weeks 

3 Jul 18

A government review of the law on using cannabis-based drugs for medical purposes gets under way.


News
Cannabis convictions by West Midlands Police drop over five years. 

2 Jul 18

The number of people convicted for cannabis possession by West Midlands Police has significantly reduced since 2012, as calls for legalisation grow louder.


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Medicinal cannabis prescriptions could be available within two weeks 

27 Jun 18

The Home Office announced the panel will make swift recommendations to ministers…


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Police smash cannabis factory based in city council flat 

20 Jun 18

Eviction warning to tenants after latest discovery in Small Heath…


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Watch: Police uncover £138k cannabis factory at fire-hit Erdington house 

19 Jun 18

Firefighters were originally called to a fire at a house in Church Road…


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Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government 

19 Jun 18

But Home Secretary Sajid Javid says the ban on recreational use of the drug will continue.


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‘Life-saving’ medical cannabis looks set to finally be provided for six-year-old Alfie Dingley 

19 Jun 18

Alfie used to suffer around 30 epileptic fits a day but when taking the drug they dropped to as few as one a month.


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Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister 

19 Jun 18

Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May…


News
Cannabis oil delay for Warwickshire epileptic boy ‘cruel’ 

17 Jun 18

Alfie Dingley’s mother urged the government to intervene after another boy was give the medication.


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Cancer patient says cannabis oil cured her after she’s given all-clear after terminal diagnosis 

11 Jun 18

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2016…


Local news
Cannabis farm uncovered as armed officers raid Hawkesley home 

30 May 18

West Midlands Police confirmed that a cannabis farm was uncovered after armed officers raided a Hawkesley home yesterday evening (Tuesday 29th May).


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Birmingham death crash driver ‘had cannabis in system’ 

29 May 18

A coroner says “excessive speed” caused the crash that killed six people in Birmingham.


News
Birmingham death crash driver ‘had cannabis in system’ 

29 May 18

A coroner says “excessive speed” caused the crash that killed six people in Birmingham.


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Police smash huge £740k cannabis farm in Sutton Coldfield home 

22 May 18

The drugs discovery was made at house in Calder Drive, Walmley, on Monday…


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Tamworth man who cultivated cannabis in his council flat jailed 

21 May 18

A TAMWORTH man has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for cultivating cannabis at a local authority flat in the town.


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Huge £120k cannabis factory discovered at Erdington home with man ‘hiding in loft’ 

14 May 18

The discovery was made at a property in Kingsbury Road after a tip-off was given to police…


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Ringleader of cannabis and cocaine drugs gang in bid for freedom 

12 May 18

Erion Shyti, 39, was jailed for 10 years last April.


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Police seize £1million-worth of cannabis in just one day 

8 May 18

Addresses in Aston, Alum Rock and Halesowen targeted within 24 hours…


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Shirley electrician jailed after creating sophisticated cannabis factory 

4 May 18

A SHIRLEY man has been jailed after using his electrical expertise to set up a sophisticated cannabis factory at his business premises on a industrial estate.