25 Mar 2015

There Is No Scientific Evidence That Cannabis Cures Cancer In Humans – Yet.

Most of the evidence concerning cannabis and cancer is in vitro or in vivo. There is virtually none in humans, only human cell lines in petri dishes. There is no evidence of a curative effect. The only clinical trial to date was purified THC fed directly into glioma brain tumours in nine patients. Eight showed some benefit but all were dead within one year. Cannabis Oil The evidence almost certainly will come but it does not yet exist and may require specific...

13 Mar 2015

Shocking Misconduct By South Wales Police

Police place notice outside a house they are raiding. On 11th March, South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru), posted this alarming picture on its Facebook page. What is the purpose of placing such a sign outside someone's home? It can only be to humiliate them. It also raises serious issues of justice and the law. It brands the house, indeed the whole street, so the neighbours aren't going to be happy...

10 Dec 2014

CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel. Third Delegation To Parliament

Dr Sarah Woolaston MP, George Hutchings, Dean Price, Shirley Ellis, John Ellis, Victoria Hodgson, Richard Tong, Peter Reynolds, Paul Lewington Today, six members of the CLEAR Medicinal Cannabis Users Panel met with Dr Sarah Woolaston MP, chair of the Health Select Committee. This was our third delegation to Parliament this year and it demonstrates the great progress that we are making. More and more MPs are beginning to understand that cannabis is a legitimate and valuable...

23 Nov 2014

EXCLUSIVE. Norman Baker Interview

Norman Baker MP Following his resignation as a Home Office minister, Norman Baker invited me to interview him about drugs policy and his experience of government. He came to meet me at reception in Portcullis House and we walked to the cafe discussing the previous day's news that Bob Marley's family is to launch a global cannabis brand. I asked how long it would be before I could buy a bag of...

04 Nov 2014

Why Legalising Medicinal Cannabis Is Now A Vote Winner

"The genie is out of the bottle" Norman Baker MP, October 2014 Following last week's drugs policy debate in Parliament, we should acknowledge and pay due respect to the first government minister in a generation to approach drugs policy on the basis of honesty and evidence. Every other Home Office minister since 1971 has either ignored the evidence or distorted and manipulated it, irrespective of the truth or the consequences for public health and safety. ...

04 Nov 2014

Medicinal Cannabis AdVan Campaign in London

This appeal is now closed Join the campaign for medicinal cannabis on a doctor's prescription. Thank you to everyone who donated to phase I of this appeal. After deduction of Indiegogo commission all contributions have been put straight back into phase II. Please contribute whatever you can. Every fiver, every pound, every dollar, every euro makes a difference.   Please Go To the Indiegogo Crowdfunding Page And Make A Donation. Despite overwhelming evidence, the UK government still insists that cannabis has "no medicinal value". Present policy...

18 Oct 2014

House Of Commons, Drugs Policy Debate. VITAL You Write To Your MP

On Thursday, 30th October 2014, MPs will debate drugs policy in the main chamber of the House of Commons. This is the first opportunity for years to ask your MP to represent you directly in the House on this subject. It is absolutely vital that you take this chance and make your views clear. Set out below is a template letter that follows CLEAR policy. Please use it as a guide and adjust...

19 Sep 2014

Definitive Legal Advice On Medicinal Cannabis In The UK

Ever since CLEAR adopted its new aims and objectives in 2011, our campaign for access to medicinal cannabis has been our principal focus. Early on we identified the possibility of mounting a legal challenge to current policy and through a tortuous and convoluted route, we have finally arrived at a conclusion. Cannabis is a class B drug, providing a penalty of up to five years in prison and a unlimited fine for simple...

04 Sep 2014

Chemist + Druggist: A New Generation Of Drug

Originally published in Chemist + Druggist, 3rd September 2014 By Annabelle Collins Pressure is growing for the government to legalise and fund the use of medicinal cannabis. So how likely is it that cannabis-based medicines will become commonplace in UK dispensaries? A few years ago, the idea of dispensing cannabis on the NHS seemed unthinkable. Although the pain-relieving properties of the class B drug have...