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...

09 May 2011

Cannabis Question In the House, 9th May 2011

Transcript from Commons Hansard at www.parliament.ukCannabis 8. Paul Flynn (Newport West) (Lab): What her policy is on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. [54324] The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (James Brokenshire): We do not recognise cannabis in its raw form to have any medicinal purposes; cannabis is a harmful drug. However, Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine, has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency as...

07 May 2011

Cardiff, 7th May 2011, Million Marijuana March. Hippies In Suits

It was a great day, a great spirit, a wonderful demonstration of unity and peaceful protest. I was inspired and I know many more felt the same. We weren't a million on our own but we were close to a thousand. We marched from Cathays Park in a great loop through the heart of Cardiff, past the castle, the arcades and the grand Victorian department stores , all of which are distant childhood memories for...

06 May 2011

Appeal For Help – Did you attend Hyde Park 420?

There was an outbreak of violence in the early evening and the police are appealing for witnesses. We should do all that we can to help them. DC Tony Esmond contacted me today and he is looking for witnesses to the violence to whom he can show some photographs of suspects. He is not interested in why you were in Hyde Park or anything to with cannabis. He wants to catch the...

05 May 2011

Where Are The Public Figures With Courage?

When discussing any part of modern life, it is hard to resist looking over the shoulder in curiosity. Parallels and divides are all encompassing - especially when it comes to the political realm and the inevitable morals that tails politics as a contestable subject. When discussing cannabis as a generic issue, it only paints half a picture; elucidation is needed to colour the scene in full. Ignorance and flippancy have shaded the dialogue until recently,...

05 May 2011

Students For Sensible Drug Policy

It sometimes feels like we will never bring about any meaningful drug law reform. Every time we take one step forward, we then take two steps back. First of all there is a seemingly apathetic and skeptical public who have been taught to believe that zero tolerance and a punitive approach will best protect society from the harms of drug use. Secondly, we have a powerful, socially conservative media base who unwittingly or not have engaged in...

28 Mar 2011

The Future Of Cannabis In Britain Is CLEAR

Last Thursday, 24th March 2011, the latest ballot of the membership of the Legalise Cannabis Alliance closed. By a two-thirds to one-third majority the members voted to adopt a new constitution and to change the party's name. From that moment on we are known as Cannabis Law Reform or CLEAR. We have moved away from the use of the word "legalise" because it is interpreted as meaning a free for all....

19 Mar 2011

PCC Complaint. The Mail On Sunday, 13th March 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Saturday, March 19, 2011 6:25 PMSubject: Complaint against The Mail On Sunday, issue dated 13th March 2011 Dear Sirs, "I was wrong on cigarettes but believe me, I'm right on cannabis", The Mail On Sunday, 13-03-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1365661/Cigarette-display-ban-I-wrong-smoking-Im-right-cannabis.html I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the Leader of...

19 Mar 2011

PCC Complaint. Sunday Mercury, 7th March 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Reynolds To: [email protected] Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:17 PM Subject: Complaint against the Sunday Mercury, issue dated 7th March 2011 Dear Sirs, "Tyndale: Why Britain will pay the price for soft line on Cannabis", the Sunday Mercury, 07-03-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2011/03/07/tyndale-why-britain-will-pay-the-price-for-soft-line-on-cannabis-66331-28284611/ I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as...