News & Comment

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...

01 Mar 2011

PCC Complaint. Lancashire Evening Post, 28th February 2011 – RESOLVED

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:31 PMSubject: Complaint against the Lancashire Evening Post, issue dated 28th February 2011 Dear Sirs, "Teenage Drug Use Rises", Lancashire Evening Post, 28th February 2011 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/teenage_drug_use_rises_1_3126043 I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the Leader of the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, a political party,...

23 Feb 2011

PCC Complaint. The Mail On Sunday, 13th February 2011

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:38 PMSubject: Complaint against The Mail On Sunday, issue dated 13th February 2011 Dear Sirs, "Why, Mr Broken Reed, is being controversial a sacking offence?", The Mail On Sunday, 13-02-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2011/02/why-mr-broken-reed-is-being-controversial-a-sacking-offence.html I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the Leader of the Legalise...

22 Feb 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 17th February 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:40 PMSubject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 17th February 2011 Dear Sirs, "Guilty: Heavy cannabis user stabbed millionaire's wife 12 times with screwdriver as she walked her dog", The Daily Mail, 17-02-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357693/Screwdriver-attack-Cannabis-user-stabbed-millionaires-wife-facing-life-prison.html I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the...

14 Feb 2011

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 5th February 2011 – NOT UPHELD

----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Reynolds To: [email protected] Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 7:40 PM Subject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 5th February 2011 Dear Sirs, "One in eight cannabis dealers is aged under 18", The Daily Mail, 05-02-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353917/One-cannabis-dealers-aged-18.html I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the Speaker of the...

09 Feb 2011

PCC Complaint. The Evening Standard, 26th January 2011 – RESOLVED

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:01 PMSubject: Complaint against the London Evening Standard, issue dated 26th January 2011 Dear Sirs, "Out of their minds: the truth about teens, cannabis and psychosis", London Evening Standard, 26-01-11 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/health/article-23917590-out-of-their-minds-the-truth-about-teens-cannabis-and-psychosis.do I make the complaint on my account but also in my capacity as the Speaker of the Legalise...