07 Aug 2015

The Man Who Smashed UK Cannabis Prohibition – And Looks Set To Do The Same In America.

Across social media it's 'on message' to despise Big Pharma and to promote the idea that government and pharmaceutical companies are engaged in the business of making people ill and feeding them with drugs in the pursuit of profit. In the cannabis campaign it's virtually compulsory to abuse, defame and promote conspiracy theories about GW Pharmaceuticals, the world's leading developer of cannabis-based medicines. Now GW Pharma is hardly 'Big Pharma'. It's annual revenues for 2014 were £30 million....

05 Aug 2015

Massive, Long Term Study Shows No Health Harms From Cannabis. Where Are The Headlines?

Long term cannabis use by teenage boys is not linked to later physical or mental health issues according to a very large, long term study published by the American Psychological Association. Where are the front page headlines, the hysterical editorials, the hand wringing, bleating and scaremongering from the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail? They seem to be very quiet on this one. To be fair the Mail has covered it but the leaders in anti-cannabis propaganda at...

03 Aug 2015

Cannabis As Palliative Care.

The highest priority for CLEAR is that doctors should be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis. The government continues to insist that cannabis has no medicinal value despite the huge amount of evidence that it provides real relief for a range of physical conditions. CLEAR has produced a summary of the evidence for cannabis as a medicine. The ability of cannabis to treat physical symptoms is the essence of campaigning for medicinal cannabis, it has nothing to do...

31 Jul 2015

The Cannabis Petition. A Wake Up Call For MPs Who Have Ignored Both Electorate And Evidence.

Nearly 200,000 people have signed a petition to legalise cannabis. It's not just a simple click of a mouse button, it requires email verification. It is an enormous event. It is only the tip of the iceberg of the millions in the UK that want to see our archaic and harmful laws on cannabis changed. Petition: Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal. A lot of MPs are going to be very...

31 Jul 2015

The Cannabis Law Reform Debate – What Goes Around Comes Around.

The truly amazing thing about the cannabis law reform debate is that it has rarely been out of the news for the past 20 or more years. Day in, day out the same tired old arguments are put forward by the prohibition lobby, dressed up as 'strong' laws that 'protect' people. Law reform arguments are dismissed as "going soft on drugs", "liberalisation" or worse. There's very little attempt to debate the real issues that are so important, even...

30 Jul 2015

Daily Mail Corrects Another Cannabis Article In Response To CLEAR Complaint.

On 24th June 2015, a Daily Mail headline screamed: Medicinal cannabis DOESN'T ease pain, nausea, vomiting, MS muscle contractions, sleep disorders or Tourette's In fact the study reported on, from the University of Bristol, found exactly the opposite. It showed that medicinal cannabis DOES ease pain, nausea, vomiting and the other conditions referred to. The exact words of the study's conclusion were: There was moderate-quality evidence to support the use of...

27 Jul 2015

George Hutchings – A Plea For Cannabis

George Hutchings suffers from 'Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease', otherwise known as 'Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy. This is a progressive disease for which there is no cure.George tells his story and explains why he finds cannabis the best medicine. July 2015 _________________________________ George is an active member of the CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel ...

27 Jul 2015

CLEAR launches IPSO Complaint Against The Sunday Telegraph

Your complaint Type of complaint: Material published in a newspaper or magazine Type of complaint: Material published in a newspaper or magazine website Date story was published: Sunday 26 July, 2015 Publication: The Sunday Telegraph URL of article (if appropriate): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11763228/Our-police-have-gone-to-pot.html Publication has been contacted?: No Publication headline: Our police have gone to pot How the Code has been breached Clauses breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) 1. First sentence: "Despite the medical evidence that cannabis...

27 Jul 2015

CLEAR Launches IPSO Complaint Against The Times Newspaper.

Your complaint Type of complaint: Material published in a newspaper or magazine Type of complaint: Material published in a newspaper or magazine website Date story was published: Monday 27 July, 2015 Publication: The Times URL of article (if appropriate): http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4508934.ece Publication has been contacted?: No Publication headline: We'€™d be off our heads to tolerate cannabis How the Code has been breached Clauses breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) Although this is an opinion piece it makes a...