17 Sep

CLEAR’s Submission To The Parliamentary Inquiry Into Medicinal Cannabis.

This was the response that CLEAR submitted to the APPG in February 2016.  In March 2016, Roland Gyallay-Pap, then managing director of CLEAR and Peter Reynolds, president, were called to give oral evidence to the Inquiry.A PDF copy of this document may be downloaded here.A copy of the Powerpoint presentation delivered by CLEAR at the oral evidence hearing can be downloaded here. IntroductionIn June 2015 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform (APPG) published a short report arguing for a rescheduling of...

15 Sep

Chip Somers, Drug Therapist Charlatan. Ignorant? A Liar? Or Both?

It takes a lot to get me angry these days about attitudes towards cannabis.  Many people are simply misinformed and are themselves victims of a relentless propaganda campaign by governments and the gutter press.  Today though I watched the Victoria Derbyshire show on catch up from last Tuesday, the day that Parliament published published its report on medicinal cannabis.  In the studio were CLEAR member Lara Smith, UPA member Faye Adams and Chip Somers, described as a 'government advisor', was on Skype from his home...

08 Sep

CLEAR Member Lara Smith To Be ‘Star Patient’ In Parliamentary Report On Medicinal Cannabis.

The launch of the APPG report on its inquiry into medicinal cannabis is a public event which anyone can attend.  It takes place at the House of Lords committee room 2 on 13th September 2016 at 11.00am.Baroness Molly Meacher and Caroline Lucas MP, are co-chairs of the APPG.  The guest speakers will be:Frank Field MP Ron Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner for...

05 Sep

Parliament To Release Report On Inquiry Into Medicinal Cannabis.

Next Tuesday, 13th September 2016, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform (APPG) will release its report following its inquiry into medicinal cannabis.The APPG consists of members of both Houses of Parliament.  It was established in 2011 with a declaration that reads:That the global war on drugs has failed. That we will work for drug policy reform. That the Group will draw upon available evidence and experience in order to inform our recommendations.APPG Website The best known members of the APPG include Paul Flynn MP,...

02 Sep

Whose Money Is UCL Wasting On Pointless Cannabis Research?

The Times reports "Stone me: cannabis users don’t like hard work"The Independent says "Getting high on cannabis makes you less likely to work hard for money, study says"The mendacious Daily Mail claims: "How just one cannabis joint harms your will to work: Fears long-term drug use could harm motivation even when not high"Utterly pointless research. Such results can be determined by common sense and experience.UCL has a habit of frittering money away on pointless research into cannabis.First of all we had...

27 Jun

Nanny State? Tabloid Lies? Now, So-Called Reformers Are Doing It For Themselves.

Skunk scaremongering is blossoming again. This time though it's not dire warnings from the Home Office or the Institute of Psychiatry drumming up some new research funding. It's not even the Daily Mail or, more likely these days, the Daily Telegraph, misreporting some obscure study and turning every 'might' and 'may' and 'could' into terrible, scary certainty. No, this time it's the newbie intake of...

08 Jun

We’re Sowing 200 Cannabis Seeds Next Month.

"CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform and the people of the UK are tired of waiting for MPs and ministers to give them a radical change in the law. That is why CLEAR has formed a partnership with the research arm of GroGlo, a UK-based manufacturer of high-power LED grow lighting to bring cannabis oil to the masses." Source: Herb magazine, 10th May 2016 It's happening. Right now, at...

28 May

This Is The Future Of Cannabis. For Medicine, Nutrition And Pleasure.

One of these vape pens contains Blue Dream sativa cannabis oil, 91% THC, the other is Hindu Kush indica cannabis oil, 85% THC and the spare cartridge has the dregs of some New York City Diesel sativa, 85% THC.  You can't tell which is which to look at them but each has a distinctive flavour and effect.  They're not completely odour free but almost.This is the future of cannabis as a consumer product.  It is cleaner, neater, handier, healthier and better for you than...

23 Apr

CLEAR and GroGlo Establish First UK Clinical Trials on Cannabis for Chronic Pain.

CLEAR has formed a partnership with the research arm of GroGlo, a UK-based manufacturer of high power, LED, horticultural grow lighting.The plan is to grow cannabis under a Home Office licence for the production of cannabis oil, both as a dietary supplement and for the development of medical products.  To begin with, a low-THC crop of industrial hemp will be planted.  We will be using the finola strain, originally developed in Finland and known for its short stature and early flowering. Unlike hemp grown for fibre, finola...