08 Sep 2015

Cannabis Debate On 12th October 2015. Now Is The Time To Contact Your MP.

Today (8th September) the House of Commons Petitions Committee agreed to hold a debate in response to the cannabis petition. It will take place on 12th October 2015 in Westminster Hall and it will be led by Paul Flynn, the veteran MP for Newport West, who has been campaigning for cannabis law reform for more than 25 years. Four years ago this month, Paul was instrumental in the launch of the CLEAR Plan 'How To Regulate Cannabis...

31 Aug 2015

The Real Dark Side Of Prohibition.

There are many arguments against the current drugs policy - not just cannabis but all drugs. in particular we are well aware of what the prohibitionists euphemistically call the "unforeseen consequences" of prohibition; violence, destruction of communities, corruption of government and so on. What is never discussed is how these "unintended consequences" came about. In part of course it's a simple issue of supply and demand, but that only goes a part of the way to explain what...

29 Aug 2015

VIDEO: ‘The Scientist’.

This film carries my highest recommendation. There are a number of excellent documentary films about cannabis which for those of us interested in the subject make enthralling viewing. This is also the great weakness of movies like 'The Culture High' and 'In Pot We Trust' – they are all preaching to the choir and, certainly for non-consumers of cannabis or people without a special interest, they are far too long. This excellent documentary on the...

28 Aug 2015

This Is How The UK Government Lies To Its Citizens About Cannabis.

The preposterous response from the UK government to the massive petition for the legalisation of cannabis is a pack of lies. Yes. Lies. Not a word it's wise to use unless it's accurate but in this case it is. The Home Office is disgraced on so many aspects of its work but it has been systematically misleading, misinforming and promoting untruths about cannabis since 1971. Individual Home Secretaries are fully complicit in this Systematic...

27 Aug 2015

CLEAR Executive Meeting 17th – 19th July 2015

MINUTES Attendees Peter Reynolds (PR) Derek Williams (DW) Roland Gyallay-Pap (RGP)Dan Ford (DF) George Hutchings (GH) Observer Dean Price (DP) Opening of meeting PR handed in his written resignation as leader. RGP was nominated acting leader pending a leadership election to be held in due course. Minutes of the previous meeting It was proposed to the committee that the following minute "PR raised the issue that cannabis in herbal...

25 Aug 2015

UK Government Response To Cannabis Petition: Fatuous, Dishonest And Misleading.

This article appeared on Politics UK 26th August 2015 Peter Reynolds Over 203,000 people have signed the petition on the government's website to 'Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal'. All petitions that pass 100,000 signatures are considered for a debate in the House of Commons and when MPs return from their summer break, the petitions committee will have a hard time refusing a debate on a petition that has doubled the required threshold....

24 Aug 2015

CLEAR Radio Interviews August 2015

Peter Reynolds Interviewed during August 2015 Prof Neil Mckeganey, Peter Reynolds, BBC Radio Scotland, 19th August 2015 Peter Reynolds Talk Radio Europe 20th August 2015 Lembit Opik and Peter Reynolds, BBC Radio Kent, 21st August 2015 CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel member Lisa-Marie Marais discusses medicinal cannabis use. Lisa-Marie Marais, BBC Radio Kent, 21st August 2015 ...

21 Aug 2015

Now The Cannabis Petition Has Passed 200,000, What Can You Do Next?

It's a great achievement that together we have doubled the the number of signatures required for a debate on cannabis legalisation to be 'considered'. But it's not over yet. The government and many MPs will fight tooth and nail to stop any debate. You can be sure that the alcohol industry is already lobbying ministers furiously. It is terrified that there could be a much safer, healthier and legal alternative to its poisonous products. So...

09 Aug 2015

Peter Reynolds Interviewed on Sky News 9th August 2015

Sky News Sunrise interviewing Peter Reynolds of CLEAR following the massive success of the petition to legalise cannabis now running on the government petitions website. "The British People Have Been Systematically Misled, Misinformed And Deceived About Cannabis." Peter Reynolds, Sky News 9th August 2015 Please Sign the petition here ...