03 Sep 2011

Appeal For Funds – Please Help!

Can you spare a few pounds to help fund the CLEAR campaign? Our biggest costs are travelling expenses, printing and promotional material. Everyone who works for CLEAR does so on a voluntary basis and all members of the executive committee even pay their own telephone and internet bills. Over the next few months we have some big commitments. Our biggest single expense ever has been commissioning the "Taxing the UK Cannabis Market" report from IDMU....

02 Sep 2011

Cameron On Cannabis Part 8

Mr Cameron, It's You Who Needs Education About Cannabis (Part 1) Don't Let Cameron Get Away With His Untruths About Cannabis. Write A Letter! (Part 2) Cameron On Cannabis Part 3 Cameron On Cannabis Part 4 Cameron On Cannabis Part 5 Cameron On Cannabis Part 6 Cameron On Cannabis Part 7 I wrote to Mr Cameron again today. Dear Mr Cameron, It is now more than six months...

01 Sep 2011

Press Conference – “Taxing The UK Cannabis Market”

CLEAR is calling a press conference on 14th September to announce the publication of the report "Taxing The UK Cannabis Market", commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU). With the assistance of the Labour MP Paul Flynn, we have been able to book the Jubilee Room, just off the 900 year old Westminster Hall, right in the heart of the Houses of Parliament. This is as big an opportunity to get our message across as...

26 Aug 2011

A summary of the health harms of drugs (NHS) – Critique of the cannabis information

Cannabis has never killed anyone directly. That is a claim which has been made for years now by the cannabis law reform campaigns and has always been treated with some derision by those who insist cannabis is a prohibited drug because it's dangerous. Well, now we can not only say it but we can actually provide a reference from, of all places, the British Government. 'A summary of the health harms of drugs' (here) is published by...

25 Aug 2011

Granny’s List Updated

The latest edition of Granny Storm Crow's medical marijuana list is out. For those not familiar with it, Granny's List is the most remarkable reference list of sources relating to information on medicinal cannabis. It now runs to an incredible 543 pages. Of course, according to the UK and US governments, cannabis has no medicinal value so those 543 pages must be nothing but nonsense, mustn't they? You can download Granny's List here....

24 Aug 2011

The Sativex Scam part 2

The Sativex Scam part 1, "The Truth That Must Be Told"The OpportunityIt is certain that mankind has used cannabis consistently for around 5000 years. In fact, it's probably more. That was the Bronze Age. Before that was the Stone Age which lasted 2.5 million years. Before that homo sapiens wasn't even the predominant species. I would guess it's more like hundreds of thousands of years ago that ancient man first discovered the value of the...

22 Aug 2011

Baroness Browning On Cannabis Part 3

I wrote to Baroness Browning back on 16th May shortly after she was appointed as the new drugs minister. You can read that first part of this story here: A Welcome Note To The New Drugs Minister. I wrote to her again on 27th June. You can read that here: Baroness Browning On Cannabis Part 2 I wrote again today: Dear Baroness Browning, I refer to my previous emails...

21 Aug 2011

Administrivia

Just a short bit of website administrivia As you may have noticed we have a facility on the front page which allows you to sign up for an e-mail notification wherever updates are added to the site. The good news is, I hope, this is working at last. Fingers crossed. Any queries or comments, please mail newsletter We also have a new page of MPs worth contacting who are sympathetic to cannabis law reform. You can see the...

18 Aug 2011

PCC Complaint, Guardian 16th August 2011

I make this complaint on my own behalf and also as the editor of http://www.ukcia.org, a cannabis law reform website. New improved cannabis, now with genetic modifications - The Guardian 16th August 2011-08-18 I wish to complain about this article which was reprinted from Le Monde without critical comment. This was a news item reported as fact and not a commentary or opinion piece which is misleading and factually incorrect. The article concerns the "new" form of...