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...

16 Aug 2011

The Evidence For the Safety Of Cannabis Is Overwhelming

You don't need reams of statistics to defeat the arguments against cannabis. All you need is to ask people to use their common sense. How many stories are there about "cannabis factories" every day? How many times have you heard that there have been "record seizures"? How many different coloured large size rolling papers are on sale in your local newsagent, or Sainsbury's or Tesco? So imagine how much cannabis is being used throughout the...

12 Aug 2011

The Sativex Scam part 1

The Truth That Must Be ToldThis is the first part of a series of articles that will investigate the Sativex Scam, a huge confidence trick perpetrated by GW Pharmaceuticals. It is about corruption, fraud, malfeasance, oppression and cruelty. It is the story of how GW Pharma has brought Sativex to market on the basis of a massive deception, an extraordinary tale of dishonesty that reaches to the very highest levels. It includes a unique, monopoly licence to...