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"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights we'll be called a democracy."
Roger Baldwin
"The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all."
Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894
"A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
Abraham Lincoln

Using Cannabis Safely

Cannabis is a substance which affects the way you think and feel. Sometimes you'll enjoy the experience and sometimes you wont. The health risks are undoubtedly fewer than with alcohol or tobacco. But equally without doubt they are greater than doing nothing at all.

Cannabis does not suit everyone. It may make you feel sleepy, lethargic or paranoid. For a very few individuals it may have more serious consequences and we urge you to read our section on cannabis effects and to do a thorough search on Google before deciding to experiment.

If you have decided to experiment then it may help to read our tips, below. If you disagree with any - or would like to contribute any that have worked for you - please



These tips started life on a 'safe using' leaflet provided by the Dampkring coffeeshop in Amsterdam.