CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform campaigns for an end to the prohibition of cannabis for all purposes – recreational, medicinal, spiritual and industrial. Of these, for the cannabis plant, the most pressing and most deserving of our attention is to secure the use of cannabis as medicine.
CLEAR is a campaign and a registered political party. It is not a cannabis users club – there are plenty of organisations and groups filling that role. Our aim is to educate and inform the public, politicians and cannabis users about the harms that prohibition causes and the way proper, controlled legalisation can reduce those harms. To this end we campaign against false reporting in the media, provide harm reduction information to cannabis users and lobby government and its agencies for change.
CLEAR is firmly committed to an end to the prohibition of cannabis in general but the spearhead of our campaign is medicinal use.
Medicinal Users Testimony
For many years the UKCIA website has been collecting testimony from people who use cannabis medicinally. You can search for specific medical conditions, or you can browse the collection of testimonies. If you are a medicinal user and would like to add your story
What you can do to influence politics, who you need to influence or support and how to contact your MP.
CLEAR is a political party formed with the intention of using the political process to keep the cannabis law reform issue in the news. In the short term there are the local elections which happen every year which are a great way to get involved, in the longer term we can look forward to the 2015 general election.
A CLEAR Plan
For the regulation of cannabis in Britain. How do we propose a legal cannabis trade could work, what would it cost?
Submissions to inquiries etc – Sentencing Council, Drug Offences Guidelines, Home Affairs Select Committee 2012 – Response To Public Consultation.
Much of the reporting about cannabis in the media is little more than reprints of police or government press releases, sometimes it’s downright lies and scaremongering. Comment Warriors is the CLEAR campaign to address bias and bad reporting wherever we see or hear it – newspapers, radio or TV.
Sometimes the reporting is so bad it merits a formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). This is almost a pointless excercise because the PCC is run for the benefit of the newspapers, but it is worth doing and the more complaints they get the better. You can see an archive of older complaints here.
CLEAR Awareness Campaigns
is a campaign to encourage consumers to use cannabis pure, without mixing it with tobacco. Tobacco is by far the biggest health risk cannabis users face, unlike cannabis tobacco is highly addictive and a known carcinogen – it is known to cause cancer.
Ex-SCRA ( Exposing Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists”) is a campaign to highlight the danger of the so-called “legal highs” that are designed to imitate cannabis. Created by the USA’s prohibition supporting National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) they are totally new and chemicals with unknown risks. Ex-SCRA is a campaign for real cannabis.