27 Jun 2016

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...

24 Jun 2016

Seismic Shift In UK Politics Re-Opens Door To Cannabis Law Reform.

Whichever way you voted in the EU referendum, it has at least opened up all possibilities for cannabis law reform. The dissolution of the coalition government and the unexpected Tory majority last year had really put the block on progress. The Liberal Democrats failed to take the opportunities they had while in government.  So sad that only now they are discredited and decimated in Parliament have they really got their cannabis policy...

28 May 2016

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...

20 May 2016

The Sickening Cruelty Of UK Drugs Policy.

Hats off to Coronation Street for the fantastic job they are doing on the Izzy and medicinal cannabis story. This storyline is beautifully paced, very powerful, deeply emotional and is doing wonders for the cause of those who need cannabis as medicine. After so many years of disappointment at the way the media have treated this issue, the producers and scriptwriters at Corrie are excelling themselves.  They have shown how cannabis has very real therapeutic benefits, how the law humiliates...

15 May 2016

A Real Cannabis Crime.

Out walking my dogs this week I had spotted a black plastic bag dumped by the side of the road  that runs along the crest above my house.  My suspicions were confirmed today when I took a closer look.  It contained two or three rootballs and over the fence, what I hadn't noticed before, were another six or seven bags.  It was the remnants of someone's cannabis grow and it had been left in a remote spot, four or five miles from the closest village, 10 miles from the...

16 Apr 2016

CLEAR Media Team

Every day there are stories in the British press about cannabis. Most concern yet another police raid on a "cannabis factory", usually involving victims of human trafficking and organised crime. Such are the horrendous costs of cannabis prohibition. Innocent lives are destroyed, property is wrecked, electricity is stolen, neighbourhoods are ruined - all because of an inane, pointless and irrational government policy. The CLEAR Facebook page is a constant news feed of these stories and calls for 'comment warriors', people who...

24 Mar 2016

LibDems: Correct On Cannabis Policy, Wrong On Scaremongering.

The Liberal Democrats are doing great work on advancing the cause of cannabis law reform.  Their policy proposals are sensible and their arguments for change are irrefutable but they are wrong to buy into and sustain the myths and scaremongering that have dominated the cannabis debate for so long. Cannabis does not cause psychosis.  Stronger strains do not present serious health risks.  Memory loss is not a significant issue and no issue at all in comparison to the health harms of alcohol...

22 Mar 2016

‘Poppers Are Not Psychoactive’. The Arrogant Madness Of UK Drugs Policy

If you want something slightly less psychoactive than poppers, I suggest you try a crack pipe. Seriously, poppers produce an instantaneous high as powerful and intense as anything I have ever known. Cannabis, alcohol, even cocaine are mild and gentle compared to the rush that you get from inhaling the vapour from a bottle of poppers.  Maybe crack or crystal meth are stronger.  I don’t claim knowledge at that extreme end of drugs experiences. It’s well established fact that successive UK governments...

17 Mar 2016

Andrea Clarke Is CLEAR’s New Membership Administration Manager

CLEAR is happy to announce the formal appointment of Andrea Clarke as its new Membership Administration Manager.  Andrea started working with us a few weeks ago and has settled into her new position with great efficiency and enthusiasm. Any issues relating to membership will now be dealt with by her. She can be contacted on [email protected] Andrea has a particular interest in medicinal cannabis as she suffers from osteo-arthritis. She finds that it also helps with depression, sleeping...