Both Rhino Seeds & the cannabis community in general had a great 2015, and we’re all hoping for an even better 2016. Before we close the door on last year, let’s take a look at some of the highlights as well as what we hope will happen in 2016.
You Can Smoke & Grow in Durham, Just Keep it on the Down Low!
In County Durham, the local police force announced that they will no longer go after small-time stoners as long as they keep their activities fairly discrete & people with small home grows intended for personal use are safe as well. However, if your neighbors complain or you’re a cash cropper, look out! You’re still a target.
A UK Petition for Legalisation Gets 125,000 e-Signatures in 4 Days!
James Owen of Aberystwyth University started the petition & social media went wild. In an attempt to convince Parliament to at least debate the issue, activists around the globe called on the UK canna community to show their support & the response was amazing.
In addition to just being the right thing to do, the petition stated that legalization of use, production and sales of cannabis would result in a £900m increase in taxes, a £400m reduction in police expenses and create more than 10,000 new jobs. The signatures didn’t stop at 125,000 – the numbers are more than double that now. If you live in the UK, sign up if you haven’t already.
Peter Lilley Says Legalize Now!
The former deputy leader of the Conservative Party came forth in 2015 to call for legalization of cannabis. In fact, he did more than make a few comments, Mr Lilley wrote an entire pamphlet outlining his views, his reasoning and his recommendations. However, the Home Office was quick to point out that they didn’t plan to change the laws relating to cannabis any time soon. I guess we’ll see about that!
The UK had no Shortage of Cannabis Festivals in 2015!
In direct defiance of the UK legal system, the UK citizenry held quite a few cannabis festivals in the past year including the Product Earth Expo in Peterborough this past June, Hyde Park’s 4/20 Day Celebration, and Brighton’s Green Pride Day. A few people were arrested at some of the events, but that was just a drop in the bucket when you look at the thousands that came out. All in all, this public showing of support went a lot way to making the powers that be aware of what the people not only want, but are starting to demand!
Where Are We Headed for 2016?
At Rhino Seeds, that’s an easy question. We’re planning to add more amazing breeders & spectacular cannabis seeds than last year and we plan to continue offering the best prices on the web, bar none! As for the rest of the UK, we’re hoping that the government looses their stance against legal reform sometime soon – as in during 2016.
If you’ve got a working crystal ball, pull that bad boy out & let’s have a look!