16 Apr 2016

CLEAR Media Team

Every day there are stories in the British press about cannabis. Most concern yet another police raid on a "cannabis factory", usually involving victims of human trafficking and organised crime. Such are the horrendous costs of cannabis prohibition. Innocent lives are destroyed, property is wrecked, electricity is stolen, neighbourhoods are ruined - all because of an inane, pointless and irrational government policy.The CLEAR Facebook page is a constant news feed of these stories and calls for 'comment warriors', people who...

25 Aug 2015

UK Government Response To Cannabis Petition: Fatuous, Dishonest And Misleading.

This article appeared on Politics UK 26th August 2015 Peter Reynolds Over 203,000 people have signed the petition on the government's website to 'Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal'. All petitions that pass 100,000 signatures are considered for a debate in the House of Commons and when MPs return from their summer break, the petitions committee will have a hard time refusing a debate on a petition that has doubled the required threshold....

24 Aug 2015

CLEAR Radio Interviews August 2015

Peter Reynolds Interviewed during August 2015 Prof Neil Mckeganey, Peter Reynolds, BBC Radio Scotland, 19th August 2015 Peter Reynolds Talk Radio Europe 20th August 2015 Lembit Opik and Peter Reynolds, BBC Radio Kent, 21st August 2015 CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel member Lisa-Marie Marais discusses medicinal cannabis use. Lisa-Marie Marais, BBC Radio Kent, 21st August 2015 ...

21 Jul 2015

CLEAR Sets The Pace In The Social Media Cannabis Campaign.

CLEAR Facebook Insights And Comparison With Similar Pages, 20th July 2015. . Since the spring of 2011, through Facebook and Twitter, CLEAR has provided a newsfeed on cannabis and drugs policy that informs and energises the campaign. The CLEAR Daily News, available on email subscription here, summarises all of each day's posts on social media. It provides a quick way to catch up and a record of events across the world in the campaign for cannabis law...

22 Apr 2015

If you really want to legalise cannabis, then why on earth would you go and get high in a park?

Originally published in the Independent 22nd April 2015 Embarrassing displays of public consumption like the 420 celebrations are not going to lead to meaningful drug reform, but I know what will > Peter Reynolds, Leader of CLEAR Thousands of people gathered in Hyde Park yesterday to mark the yearly event of 420, and protest against the UK's cannabis laws. 420 is an American code word for cannabis with very esoteric, bizarre and not very interesting origins. However,...