28 Oct 2012

Does Decriminalisation Make Sense?

Cannabis is regularly used by at least 2 million people according to the government (and that's almost certainly a gross underestimate), to put it in context (church of England) The latest local church attendance figures from the Church of England for 2010 show that approaching 1.7 million people continue to attend Church of England services each month, and around 1.1 million attend one of the Church of England's 16,000 churches as part of a typical week. So there...

24 Sep 2012

James’ Story. How Medicinal Cannabis Saves A Father And His Four Year Old Son

James And Jack EDITOR'S NOTE: James Sutherland's story is both extraordinary and inspirational. It first appeared in The Daily Mail on 10th September 2012 and while it reached a wide audience, it was sensationalist, riddled with inaccuracies and the news agency concerned blamed a "rogue reporter". This is James' story in his own words, written exclusively for CLEAR. It should shame those in the Home Office and the Department of Health who claim that "cannabis has no medicinal...

01 Sep 2012

The Truth Will Out

By Stickybud I have done my share of writing letters, but it is difficult to see how they can have much of an effect against prejudice, vested interest and an eyes-closed, fingers-in-ears, loud-whistling mentality. That is not to detract from Peter Reynolds' outstanding and prolific efforts to address the inaccuracies and downright lies disseminated every day in our newspapers and broadcast media: his skills at tirelessly addressing these insidious untruths, through letters and debate, have raised not...

07 Aug 2012

The Benefits Of Raw Cannabis

Alyx Kerr "I am vegetarian, my favorite vegetable is raw hemp flower." Alyx Kerr was born in Houston but nowlives in Arizona. She learned about rawcannabis online and recommends juicingabout 10 pounds of raw leaf with 10grammes of flowers.Balancing the body through the endocannabinoid system is the best method of maintaining health. It puts your biological systems in a normal range by up regulating or down regulating...

03 Aug 2012

The Story Of A Cannabis Conviction

David Nurse Two days ago I was in court. Court!!! I was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined £200. I have been caught by the police twice with very small amounts of weed. For some unknown reason on this most recent occasion they decided to charge me and take me to court instead of what I'm told should have been an on...

26 Jul 2012

Addiction Today – Kathy Gyngell Article

This article is by a CLEAR member who posts under the name Nesta Adroit. Earlier today, along with many Comment Warriors, I looked at this article on the Addiction Today website I studied it closely and composed a careful comment addressing each of their points in turn. I watched closely during the day to see what comments were being left but to my dismay none appeared. However, toward the end of the day this statement appeared: "Comments...

01 Jul 2012

It’s good to be back

As from tonight - Sunday 1st July - I am pleased to announce a resumption of my role as CLEAR website editor. I joined the CLEAR team almost a year ago now as website editor, but was forced to step down earlier this year when the much documented problems occurred, which to be frank I wanted no part of. I had been the target of some threats via e-mail and endured some other issues and that sort of thing...

12 Jun 2012

Comment sent to the British Lung Foundation

I asked on the BLF Facebook page for a contact e-mail and was given a personal address to send comments to. I'm awaiting a reply -------------------------------------------- <name, address etc> Sir I have been given your e-mail address as the one to contact regarding the BLF's recent report into cannabis: "The impact of cannabis on your lungs". To be blunt, the report cherry picked studies which supported the prohibitionist point the BLF seemed to want...

08 Feb 2012

The Many Uses of Hemp Part 3 – Food Medicine & Spirituality

By Nuff Said Part 1 Part 2 The Many Uses of Hemp Part 3 - Food Medicine & Spirituality In the last two issues of ISMOKE Magazine I covered some of the main uses for the cannabis (hemp) plant. I wrote about hemp's uses for paper, fuel, textiles and building products, just some ways that the hemp plant can be used for the benefit of mankind. And I mean this literally, as the use of hemp...