11 Oct 2011

PCC complaint – Daily Mail October 11th 2011

The Daily Mail has surpassed itself with this article. I find it hard to believe something like this made it into print, even in the Mail. Sent to the PCC: Sir I wish to complain about the article in the Daily Mail of 11th October 2011 entitled "Even the Dutch think skunk drives you mad" (online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2047750/The-grass-greener-Holland.html). I make this complaint on my own behalf, but also as the editor of the cannabis law reform site...

10 Oct 2011

It’s Time To Get Angry!

With everything that's going on at the moment, it seems obvious to me that we're not fighting hard enough for our rights. We're not standing up for justice as we should be. The iniquitous DEA crackdown on medical marijuana in the past week is appalling and completely contradicts President Obama's assurances about respect for democratic state law. Stephen Harper, the new quasi-fascist Canadian PM, has just introduced a bill which will make the sentence for growing more...

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...