16 May 2011

A Welcome Note To The New Drugs Minister

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Monday, May 16, 2011 1:31 PMSubject: Cannabis Dear Baroness Browning, Congratulations on your appointment to the Home Office ministerial team. Now that you have taken over responsibility for the Drugs Strategy from Mr Brokenshire, millions of people in Britain are hoping to see a move away from prohibition towards a safer, more responsible policy for tax and regulation of cannabis. Prohibition is a quasi-socialist, nanny-state idea that...

15 May 2011

Misuse Of Drugs Act “Not Fit For Purpose” According To UKDPC And Demos

This story is running today on BBC News and on Radio 5 Live. CLEAR profoundly disagrees with the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) and Demos. The MoDA is progressive and extremely flexible legislation that provides an ideal framework for the regulation and control of all drugs, including the phenomenon of "legal highs". Based on the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), the principle is that drugs should be classified according to their relative...

13 May 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 6th May 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Friday, May 13, 2011 6:34 PMSubject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 6th May 2011 Dear Sirs, "Cannabis-smoking heroin addict almost stabbed millionaire's wife to death in random attack as she walked her dog", The Daily Mail, 06-05-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1384329/Cannabis-smoking-heroin-addict-stabbed-millionaires-wife-death-random-attack-walked-dog.html I make the complaint on my account but also in my...

12 May 2011

The Power of Hope

If there's one thing that unites people together, it's the camaraderie of despair. In the darkest of times, light can be found in the oddest places. Humour, salvation; compassion and goodwill ultimately win wars. Hard-line tactics only create divides. When dealing with cannabis prohibition and related issues, it's easy to feel isolated. A true ripple of pain that the world has gone mad, or simply, the world doesn't care. The feeling that you...

11 May 2011

An Appeal To Andrew Lansley Part 2

See here for the first part of "An Appeal To Andrew Lansley"----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: [email protected]: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 4:17 PMSubject: Medicinal Cannabis Dear Mr Lansley, Today I received the email below from Eldon Gallagher of the Customer Service Centre at the Department of Health in reply to my email to you of 13th April 2011 (also reproduced below). This is a quite dreadful response which completely fails to address the content...

10 May 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 30th April 2011 – NOT UPHELD

From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:44 PMSubject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 30th April 2011Dear Sirs, "Academic who hosted house party where girl, 15, died from overdose wrote report that concluded: Cannabis is good for you", The Daily Mail, 30-04-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1382043/Academic-hosted-house-party-girl-15-died-overdose-wrote-report-concluded-Cannabis-good-you.html?ito=feeds-newsxml I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the...

10 May 2011

The Importance Of Matured Cannabis

I would like to outline some important considerations in regards to cannabis, the fact that unlike most all other recreational drugs, it is a high order plant which has complexities which are often not properly understood nor respected. With cocaine, leaves of the Coca plant are basically washed in a solvent extraction process and one gets cocaine hydrochloride salts. With Heroin, Papaver somniferum reaches basic maturity and releases resin from the seed pods, resin is not produced...

10 May 2011

Complaint against Judge Richard Bray (Northampton Crown Court)

Email to the Office for Judicial ComplaintsFrom: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:12 PMSubject: Complaint against Judge Richard Bray (Northampton Crown Court) Dear Sirs, I wish to make a complaint against Judge Richard Bray concerning statements he has made which were published in the Northants Evening Telegraph today Tuesday, 26th April 2011. The article is still available online via this link: http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/local/plea_for_longer_sentences_for_cannabis_growers_1_2626279 I make the complaint personally but also in my...

09 May 2011

Email To David Burrowes MP, 9th May 2011

David Burrowes, Conservative member for Enfield, Southgate, referring to the medicinal use of cannabis, said in the House today:"That is not the most significant medical issue in relation to cannabis. In its higher form in particular, there are significant risks to young people, such as the probable causal link to mental illness, especially psychosis and schizophrenia. Will the Minister reassure the House that the Government will continue to take a tough line and ensure effective...