What the legalisation of same sex marriage and abortion means for Northern Ireland

As the clock struck midnight on 21 October, thousands of campaigners throughout Northern Ireland and further afield celebrated as their efforts were finally met with success. After a decades long fight by activists, legislation has come into effect that will decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage throughout Northern Ireland (NI).  Before now, NI was the […]

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Scottish National Party en route to legalising medicinal cannabis in Scotland

At the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference, SNP members have voted that cannabis, a class B drug, should be made available as a medical treatment on the NHS. Nicola Sturgeon is pushing for power over drug policies to be devolved to Holyrood. This could allow cannabis to be used in treatment of medical conditions such […]