Cannabis

Letters: We must grasp the dangers of cannabis before it’s too late

28 September 2019 9:00 am

On judging the judges Sir: The spectacle of judges questioning essentially political decisions is not an edifying one. But we…

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 8:50 pm

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

Letters: why are we paying so much attention to vegans?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Vegan excess Sir: As a lifelong vegetarian I am heartily sick of vegans and of the amount of attention that…

The scent of London has changed: all I can smell now is cannabis

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Fewer people are smoking cannabis these days, down to 1.4 million from two million, they say. I say, if you…

Data breaches show we’re only three clicks away from anarchy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

An IT glitch afflicting BP petrol stations for three hours last Sunday evening might not sound like headline news. A…

The bad science of cannabis oil

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Was there ever a more fatuous contribution to a political debate than Lord Hague following up the case of 12-year-old…

LA used to be fun – dope has just made it dull

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Los Angeles stinks. Not just of the usual things: sex, money, suntan oil, hipster food, surfer wax — odours that…

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

There’s one real way to stop gang crime: legalise drugs

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Brutal, needless stabbings on our city streets will never cease until drugs are legalised

My 2015 pharmacopoeia: ecstasy, decapepyl, abiraterone, tamsulosin, cocaine...

2 January 2016 9:00 am

For me, last year started with an appalling whitey outside a pub after swallowing a second ecstasy tablet because I…

The truth about me, David Cameron, drugs and Supertramp

26 September 2015 8:00 am

This week I woke up shocked to find myself on the front page of the Daily Mail. Apparently I’m the…

Why I’m sick of slippery-slope arguments

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Good laws and valuable scientific discoveries are being blocked with the laziest argument in the book

Outstrip Jeremy Clarke’s worst excesses and win an invitation to his Low life book launch

30 May 2015 9:00 am

On 26 June there is a party at the Spectator office at 22 Old Queen Street to launch a paperback…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Let’s appoint a Ministry of Scandalous Ideas

3 January 2015 9:00 am

My children have a phrase called ‘fomo’ — which stands for ‘fear of missing out’. It is a constant, mildly…

Bob Marley: from reggae icon to Marlboro Man of marijuana

29 November 2014 9:00 am

From reggae icon to Marlboro Man of marijuana

I may not know much about khat, but I know banning it is crazy

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Khat is a leafy stimulant chewed mainly, I gather, by Somalis. This week the government banned its possession and sale.…

The only way to end the war on drugs is to stop fighting it

11 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s surprisingly boring, legalising weed. In Colorado, where recreational doobie has been utterly without censure for, ooh, about a week…

Jeremy Clarke: I'm a fake. The cannabis tells me so

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Can it be that the one single agreeable thing about getting old is that one loses one’s pot paranoia? No.…