23 Aug 2012

PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 22nd August 2012

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:56 PMSubject: Complaint against The Daily Mail, issue dated 22nd August 2012Dear Sirs, "Scientists find switch in the brain that could cause psychosis and addiction for cannabis users", The Daily Mail, 22-08-12 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2192038/Scientists-switch-brain-cause-psychosis-addiction-cannabis-users.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of...

31 May 2012

It’s All In The Headline – Unless It’s A Complaint

As the Press Complaints Commission slowly fades away into unfortunate memory, so its legacy, its errors and omissions become ever more clear. CLEAR has challenged the newspaper coverage of cannabis in every form, of every type, at every level. If the PCC had been able to enforce the Editors' Code, which surely should have been its principal mission, then a great deal less misinformation would have been published. As a consequence, policymakers would have been able to...

14 Apr 2012

PCC Complaint. The Harrow Times, 13th April 2012

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:48 PMSubject: Complaint against the Harrow Times, issue dated 13th April 2012 Dear Sirs, "Men sentenced after cannabis factory found in their home", the Harrow Times, 13-04-12 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article. It is still available online at: http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/9648723.Men_sentenced_after_cannabis_factory_found_in_their_home/ I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR),...

12 Apr 2012

PCC Complaint. The Hull Daily Mail, 12th April 2012

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:39 AMSubject: Complaint against The Hull Daily Mail, issue dated 12th April 2012 Dear Sirs, "Hornsea man, 35, who smoked cannabis at 10, found dead by his dad", The Hull Daily Mail, 12-04-12 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article. It is still available online at: http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Hornsea-man-35-smoked-cannabis-10-dead-dad/story-15790419-detail/story.html I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity...

11 Apr 2012

IPCC Complaint – Northamptonshire Police

This complaint is about the "cannabis odour is carcinogenic" story. Follow the story through these articles: Corby Police Claim Cannabis Odour Is Carcinogenic Police Apology About Cannabis UPDATE On The "Cannabis Odour Is Carcinogenic" Story Whether this complaint will get anywhere remains to be seen but I do not believe we should let the police off the hook. Whether it was an honest mistake or not, there should be consequences for those responsible. ...

07 Apr 2012

The Sun Monkeys With The Truth

Last week I was greatly honoured to meet with Lord Hunt, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). He had asked me to consult with him on the creation of a new body to be responsible for the regulation of the press. Our discussion was wide ranging but at its core was clause one of the Editors' Code:"The press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures"This headline in the Sun...

28 Mar 2012

UPDATE On PCC Complaint. The Daily Mail, 9th January 2012

The original complaint is here. The Daily Mail has now corrected its article and published the following statement at the foot of the page (this article only appeared online):"A previous version of this article referred to "an irreversibly cannabis-damaged psychotic teen", we are happy to clarify that there is no scientific evidence that conclusively proves a causal link between smoking cannabis and psychosis."With reluctance I have accepted this as resolution of the complaint to the PCC. ...

15 Mar 2012

PCC Complaint. Northants Evening Telegraph, 23rd February 2012

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:47 PMSubject: Complaint against the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, issue dated 23rd February 2012 Dear Sirs, "Drugs factory raided", Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, 23-02-12 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article. I have been made aware of it as a result of a response from the editor of the Harborough Mail in connection with PCC complaint no. 121202 I make the complaint on my...

07 Mar 2012

PCC Complaint. Harborough Mail, 3rd March 2012

----- Original Message -----From: Peter ReynoldsTo: [email protected]: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 12:58 PMSubject: Complaint against the Harborough Mail, issue dated 3rd March 2012 Dear Sirs, "Drugs factory raided", Harborough Mail, 03-03-12 I wish to make a complaint concerning the above article which is still available online at: http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/crime/drugs-factory-raided-1-3578914 I make the complaint on my own account but also in my capacity as the Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a UK political party, of P.O.Box 674,...