Welcome to ukcia

UKCIA is an archive site of information about cannabis. If this is your first time here, please read the introduction.

Toke Pure

Toke Pureis a a safer use campaign aimed at encouraging cannabis users to drop the tobacco run by UKCIA since 2001
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Toke pure facebook page


Cannabis Information

The government's policy of prohibition depends on ignorance and fear and there has been a huge amount of hype, misinformation and downright lies put about in support of it. The best defence against all this is the truth, so UKCIA aims to tell the truth about cannabis, warts and all.

UKCIA Research Collection

The UKCIAsite contains some of the most important articles and reports on subjects relating to cannabis. Use the search facility to find articles of interest.


Weed - The User's Guide

David Schmader's book '. Weed, The User's Guide'. A 21st century handbook for enjoying cannabis.

Souvenir Press Ltd
For more info e-mail sppublicity@souvenirpress.co.uk>

It provides a witty guide full of history, recipes, safety and legalitytips and medical information, as well as providing information for the debate around legalisation through stating the facts of the basics of cannabis use.


Latest blog

18th March 2018

The International Cannabis Survey 2018 – Kings College London
from my point of view this is a huge wasted opportunity to investigate cannabis use the attitudes and experience of users. Your experiences will not be the same as mine and so I would ask everyone to take this survey, but do let the researcher know if you have problems with any of it.

20th March 2018 follow-up -
Dr Musa Sami of KCL, the researcher running the survey, responds

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Search The Site

UKCIA is a huge site and contains a lot of information about cannabis, search and you will find!

Library Section


Find your way around UKCIA for people who don't like search engines.

Culture Section


Humans have used cannabis since the dawn of recorded history - and probably for a long time before that. What does cannabis do? How is it used? What are the dangers?

Industrial uses


The industrial uses of hemp. Cannabis is so much more than "dope", it has a massive number of industrial uses and perhaps this is the real reason for its prohibition.

Medical Section


Cannabis the medicine

Activism Section


The cannabis law reform campaign and UKCIA's Toke pure campaign.

Politics section


The important laws at the heart of prohibition. Policitians are the problem.