09 Oct 2011

COMT; another “wrong” result for the reefer madness hype

Peter Reynolds posted a short comment earlier this week about some new research into the COMT gene and its claimed role in cannabis induced psychosis. This is a more in-depth look at what's happened and why it's important - not to say very good - news. One of the great "reefer madness V2.0" claims has been dealt a serious blow this week, probably enough to kill it off altogether with luck. To read the comment from the...

05 Oct 2011

COMT Gene Cannabis Scare Story Disproven Again

It's the favourite of Mary Brett, Debra Bell, Charles 'cocaine for kids' Walker, Nadine Dorries and every other low rent, prohibitionist nutter, cannabis scaremonger and trainee Daily Mail hack. Well it would be, wouldn't it? It suggested that a functional polymorphism in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene meant that 25% of those who enjoyed even the merest whiff of a joint would become instantly psychotic, axe wielding mass murderers. The COMT gene theory was their dream come true!...

04 Oct 2011

Legal Remedies – Opening Salvo

There are now around 30 brave souls engaged in a co-ordinated attempt to overturn the British government's cruel policy on medicinal cannabis - the CLEAR Legal Remedies campaign. There is not, nor can there be, any reason for the denial of medicinal cannabis to those who need it. When that need is confirmed by a doctor's prescription and a reputable, EU-government approved supplier is available, continued denial must be unlawful. It is our intention to...

02 Oct 2011

ISMOKE

Issue 9 of ISMOKE Magazine is Now Online As promised, Issue 9 of ISMOKE Magazine is now live at www.ismokemag.co.uk/issue-9. Please see below for the table of contents - and I hope you enjoy this issue. Keep Toking, Nuff Said ...

27 Sep 2011

CBD – The Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoid?

I don't agree. I believe that CBD is psychoactive in its own right. The commonly held wisdom is that CBD counteracts or ameliorates the effects of THC, is anti-psychotic, pain relieving but non-psychoactive. So, I have my own theory. The only evidence I can offer is from experience. Firstly my own, both over time and one particular, recent incident. Secondly, an experience we can all share that provides insight - even without consuming cannabis! Before...

27 Sep 2011

PRESS RELEASE. Cannabis Truth Roadshow In Carmarthen, Saturday 1st October 2011

CANNABIS TRUTH ROADSHOW IN CARMARTHEN, SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2011Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), the UK political party, is bringing the truth about cannabis to Carmarthen this coming Saturday, 1st October 2011. The roadshow will be setting up in Guild Hall Square from 10.00am. There will be speeches, Q&A sessions, informative leaflets and personal testimonies from those who use cannabis as medicine. Jonathan Edwards and Simon Hart, local MPs, have been invited to speak. Local councillors from Labour,...

26 Sep 2011

Minutes of CLEAR Executive Committee Meeting Held 18th May 2011

Cannabis Law ReformApproved minutes of Executive Committee meeting 18-05-11Peter Reynolds 11-09-11 Attendees: Committee membersDH Des HumphreyMP Mark PalmerPR Peter ReynoldsSW Stuart WarwickJW Janice Wells GuestsMA Matt AldridgeCB Chris BoveyCF Clark French 1. PR took the chair.2. Apologies were received from Jason Reed and Tom Raikes.3. DH was appointed to the committee by...

26 Sep 2011

Minutes Of LCA Management Committee Meeting Held 11th March 2011

LCAApproved minutes of management committee meeting 11-03-11Peter Reynolds 18-05-11 Attendees: DB Don BarnardMP Mark PalmerPR Peter ReynoldsSW Stuart WarwickJW Janice Wells 1. PR took the chair.2. The meeting agreed that the people present constituted the Alliance Administration under the terms of the existing constitution.3. The meeting agreed that PR be appointed leader and SW deputy leader in accordance with the recent ballot of the membership.4. ...

24 Sep 2011

“Judge Vows To Put Anyone Growing Cannabis Immediately Behind Bars”

SHEFFIELD'S top judge has issued a stark warning to anyone caught growing cannabis in South Yorkshire - immediate prison awaits."Cannabis is a dangerous drug and those who bring it into existence must be punished."Read the full story here. I have written to Judge Goldsack and also to the Sheffield newspapers.Your Honour,I am writing to you concerning your recent statements about cannabis as published in the Sheffield Telegraph and The Star.With great respect, you are entitled to pass judgement in...