05 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Newmarket Journal, 13th June 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:34 PMSubject: Complaint against the Newmarket Journal, issue dated 13th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Cannabis 'Russian roulette' warning", the Newmarket Journal, 13-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/regional/cannabis_russian_roulette_warning_1_2762093 I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a UK political party,...

05 Jul 2011

PCC Complaint. The Bearsden Herald, 13th June 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:21 PMSubject: Complaint against the Bearsden Herald, issue dated 13th June 2011 Dear Sirs, "Cannabis 'Russian roulette' warning", the Bearsden Herald, 13-06-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.bearsdenherald.co.uk/news/cannabis_russian_roulette_warning_1_1672386 I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a UK political party,...

03 Jul 2011

Cameron On Cannabis Part 7

Cameron On Cannabis Part 6 is here. For those following this correspondence stage by stage, I wrote to Mr Cameron on 5th April and having received no reply wrote again on 26th April. On 3rd May a letter in reply was sent from the infamous "Mrs E. Adams", now known to be a mythical figure and an invention of 10, Downing Street. She thanked me for my letter of 5th April and said:"Your correspondence is...

02 Jul 2011

Legal Remedies – A Call To Action

A friend, who I shall not name, spoke to me in despair the other day. She is a medicinal user, someone who really, and I mean really, needs cannabis because it alone enables her to lead a productive life. There are many, even in the cannabis and drug law reform community, who still do not really understand this. They throw around ill-considered ideas such as there is little difference between medicinal and recreational users or that we...

02 Jul 2011

Why Cannabis Doesn’t Kill

Originally published in the London Evening Standard, 6th May 2003 When I read last week that as many as 30,000 deaths a year in Britain could be caused by smoking cannabis, I reacted in a most uncustomary way for a mild-mannered scientist. I was infuriated. As someone acknowledged throughout the world as a specialist in how drugs affect the brain, I know a great deal about cannabis, and I know...

30 Jun 2011

Another Anti-Cannabis Campaigner Appointed To The ACMD

I have today written to Baroness Browning protesting at the appointment of Dr Linda Harris to the ACMD. See here for the Home Office announcement.Dear Baroness Browning, Appointment of Dr Linda Harris to ACMD We strongly object to the appointment of Dr Harris to the ACMD. She is well known as having extremist and unbalanced views on cannabis. There is also a direct conflict of interest as she is chief executive of Spectrum...

30 Jun 2011

The Press Complaints Commission Campaign

Recently we have received a large number of decisions from the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). Not once has it ruled in our favour. The original post about each complaint will be edited to include the decision and the title amended to indicate the result. All complaints made be viewed by going to the "Campaigns" item on the menu and choosing "Press Complaints Commission". Of course, I am disappointed at these results but I believe it is...

29 Jun 2011

Nuff Said Of ISMOKE

Hello, I would like to introduce myself - I am Nuff Said, Founder of ISMOKE HERB and ISMOKE Magazine. I've been with CLEAR from the very beginning, and am a full-fledged supporter of the cannabis campaign. I would just like to say without going into detail how much it angers me that a vast amount of people in the UK are ignorant enough to ignore the benefits that this wonderful plant has to offer, especially...

28 Jun 2011

Dr Lester Grinspoon Comments on ‘Cannabis Withdrawal Lithium Study’

In recent weeks, there has been an influx of support for reform. From Release's letter to the Prime Minister and the Guardian, to the Global Commission on Drug Policy that made strides in presenting a case for a reformation of world drug policy; special emphasis was giving to cannabis.Furthermore, Ron Paul, U.S Republican Congressman, has introduced a bill to legislate, and draft a federal law on marijuana; emphasis being to decriminalise all persons in the U.S. Once more, this meets...

28 Jun 2011

An Appeal To Andrew Lansley Part 3

See here for the first and second parts of "An Appeal To Andrew Lansley". Dear Mr Lansley, I wrote to you on 13th April 2011 about the important issue of medicinal cannabis. The way my letter has been dealt with by your office is very disappointing. The first reply from Eldon Gallagher just ignored everything I said in my letter and rolled out a number of standardised and irrelevant points about Sativex. When I...