27 Jun 2011

Baroness Browning On Cannabis Part 2

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 today.Dear Baroness Browning, I am very sorry that you didn't bother even to acknowledge my email of 16th May 2011 (copy attached) in which I welcomed you to your new ministerial role...

26 Jun 2011

We’re Not Asking For A Change In The Law

I'm writing to Baroness Browning tonight asking her to take action for people who need cannabis as medicine. It's very simple. All she has to do is authorise the Home Office drugs licensing department to issue a licence for the importation of medicinal cannabis when the application is supported by a doctor's prescription and the supplier is an authorised producer. There's no need for a change in the law. If the noble Baroness would don her...

20 Jun 2011

The Dutch Weedpass: Failure before introduction

THE new Dutch government wants to introduce a Weedpass for coffeeshops, for Dutch citizens only, in order to exclude foreigners from buying cannabis. The reason for this project is to stop the cannabis tourism to the Dutch cities in the border areas near Belgium and Germany. Justice Minister Opstelten wants to quickly introduce the Weedpass first in the border cities, with the rest of the country following suit, introducing the Weedpass 'nationwide'. ...

20 Jun 2011

BBC Investigation Exposes Irresponsible Government Policy On Cannabis

PRESS RELEASE For release 6am 20th June 2011 A BBC team has conducted an investigation into THC/CBD levels in cannabis bought on the streets of South East England. The results indicate that CBD levels are almost non-existent making the cannabis more harmful for young people. THC produces psychotropic effects, whereas CBD is totally the opposite and has anti-psychotic properties. Peter Reynolds, Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR) said, "I must congratulate the BBC for undertaking this work....

19 Jun 2011

BBC – “Drugs policy in England ‘doomed to failure'”

The story is here and has been vigorously promoted all day long by the BBC, far in excess of the attention it gave to the Global Commission report. It is a deception. This "study" is thinly disguised government propaganda. It perfectly supports the thrust of the Home Office's disastrous 2010 drug strategy. It is a prohibitionist's wet dream. Kathy Gyngell, the woman behind it has no serious credentials at all. She is from the...

16 Jun 2011

Sentencing Council, Drug Offences Guidelines. Response To Public Consultation

The Sentencing Council's consultation document is here. The following is CLEAR's submission in response. Sentencing Council Drug Offences Guidelines - Response to Public Consultation Cannabis Law Reform 15-06-11 This response is submitted on behalf of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a registered UK political party and its members. CLEAR's aims and objectives are: 1. To end the prohibition of cannabis.2. To promote as a matter of urgency and compassion the prescription of medicinal cannabis by doctors.3....

15 Jun 2011

PCC Complaint. Herts And Essex Observer, 17th May 2011 – RESOLVED

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:07 PMSubject: Complaint against the Herts and Essex Observer, issue dated 17th May 2011 Dear Sirs, "VIDEO: Police strike at Dunmow cannabis factory", the Herts and Essex Observer, 17-05-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/Dunmow-Stansted/VIDEO-Police-strike-at-Dunmow-cannabis-factory-16052011.htm I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis...

14 Jun 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 2nd June 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:22 PMSubject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 2nd June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Luvvies for legalisation: You're being naive in the extreme, celebrities told after drugs plea to PM", The Daily Mail, 02-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1393299/Celebrities-told-theyre-naive-drugs-legalisation-plea-PM.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity...

14 Jun 2011

PCC Complaint. The Independent, 4th June 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:04 PMSubject: Complaint against The Independent, issue dated 4th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Richard Ingrams: If there really is a war on drugs, then it's a phoney one", The Independent, 04-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/columnists/richard-ingrams/richard-ingrams-if-there-really-is-a-war-on-drugs-then-its-a-phoney-one-2292845.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the...

12 Jun 2011

An Open Letter To Charles Walker, MP For Broxbourne

Charles Walker, Tory MP for Broxbourne proposed his adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the evening of Thursday, 9th June 2011. He was answered by Anne Milton, minister of state for public health. A transcript of the debate is here.Dear Mr Walker, I was in the public gallery of the House of Commons on Thursday evening when you rose to speak on your adjournment debate, "Cannabis and Psychosis (Young People)". The COMT gene/dopamine...