07 Aug 2015

The Man Who Smashed UK Cannabis Prohibition – And Looks Set To Do The Same In America.

Across social media it's 'on message' to despise Big Pharma and to promote the idea that government and pharmaceutical companies are engaged in the business of making people ill and feeding them with drugs in the pursuit of profit. In the cannabis campaign it's virtually compulsory to abuse, defame and promote conspiracy theories about GW Pharmaceuticals, the world's leading developer of cannabis-based medicines. Now GW Pharma is hardly 'Big Pharma'. It's annual revenues for 2014 were £30 million....

05 Dec 2014

Flowermate Vapormax V8 Vapouriser Review

I'm a newbie to the vape scene. Having given up tobacco just over six months ago, I've been resorting to an array of different pipes, all of which provide the thick, acrid smoke joint smokers are used to, albeit without the accustomed nicotine/carbon monoxide rush. I bought the Arizer Solo and whilst it provided a different smoking experience, it never became my administration method of choice because it didn't pack enough punch. So I was somewhat skeptical when...

26 Jun 2014

Could The Cannabis Patch Make It In The UK?

Victor Hamilton Government, regulators, medical professionals and politicians in the UK remain strongly opposed to medicinal cannabis. Could the transdermal cannabis patch be the way forward? It delivers medicine through the skin without the stigma of smoking and 'medicalises' cannabis in a way that might cut through the prejudice and ignorance. There are a few enlightened doctors but most who show any interest in cannabinoid medicine are...

02 May 2014

Dr David Potter. The Biology And Benefits Of Cannabis

Dr David Potter, GW Pharmaceuticals Dr David Potter is Director of Botanical Research and Cultivation at GW Pharmaceuticals. Yesterday, 1st May 2014, he delivered a lecture at the Society of Biology in central London. Dr Potter was GW Pharma's first ever employee. He is almost certainly the most experienced legitimate cannabis grower in the world. The overriding impression I took away from his talk was of his...

31 Mar 2014

Matt Smith: But At What Cost? Will Legal Cannabis Lose Its Soul?

Matt Smith Matt Smith supports the legalisation of cannabis for recreational and medicinal use on libertarian and scientific grounds. He works within the IT and Security industries. The recent events in Uruguay, Colorado and Washington would appear to signal a turning point in the war on drugs. The prohibition experiment of the last 70 years has failed as spectacularly as the decade long American experiment in alcohol prohibition. But, with legalisation tantalisingly...

12 Sep 2013

Fascinating Facts About The Sativex Rip Off

I spent some time on some sums today. Recently, I have been meeting with a number of members of the CLEAR medicinal users panel and their MPs. We're making some good progress and I was asked to prepare a briefing document for members of the Home Affairs select committee. I have been analysing the cost differences between Sativex, street cannabis and Bedrocan products and the results are quite staggering. The first thing...

01 Apr 2013

Sativex Re-Scheduling Demands Judicial Review

Dishonesty is at the root of the legislative changes about to come into force concerning Sativex, the cannabis medicine produced under an unlawful licence and gifted as an unlawful monopoly, enforced with violence by armed police, to a privately owned company. This is government corruption by statute at such a level that it should fascinate the finest legal minds in Britain. The trickery that the Home Office has devised falsely to distinguish a proprietary cannabis extract...

18 Mar 2013

A CLEAR Submission To The Editors’ Code Of Practice Committee

Bonkers The wonderful news today is that Cameron and his cronies, Paul Dacre, Rupert Murdoch and the Barclay brothers have been outwitted, outnegotiated and trumped. We shall have a new system of press regulation, independent of the press and of politicians and, crucially, it will be underpinned by law. The Butcher Of Truth The liars, cheats and abusers that form the Fleet Street mafia have been dragged kicking and screaming out of their ivory...