30 Aug 2014

An Invitation To Join The CLEAR Medicinal Cannabis Users Panel

A panel of medicinal cannabis users is central to the CLEAR campaign strategy. It is members of the current panel that have been instrumental in achieving the progress we have made. Each panel member is interviewed by telephone so that there is a clear understanding of how they want to participate. We are careful to maintain confidentiality. Your name, location and contact details will only be used with your agreement. We aim...

29 Aug 2014

The Forbidden Medicine

Meet George Hutchings, 45, one among thousands of medicinal users of cannabis in the UK. After a lifetime of being criminalised and having to acquire the medicine he needs on the street, George is fed up and decides to test the limits of the law by travelling to Amsterdam to import 60 grams of cannabis back into the UK, attempting to declare it at the customs' Red Channel as a medication with a prescription from his English doctor. ...

02 Aug 2014

Andrew Cox. House of Lords Cannabis Conference, July 2014

House of Lords, Committee Room G Andrew Cox is a CLEAR member. He ran a growshop for 10 years but more recently enjoyed a spell at Her Majesty's pleasure for the production of cannabis. One day soon he hopes to put his green fingers to their proper use in a regulated legal environment. He attended the cannabis conference held in the House of Lords on 23rd...

05 Jul 2014

Cannabis Law Reform Is Not About “Getting High”

Alex Horne "Colorado has proved that legalising cannabis works, so it's about time we let the UK get high" So says journalist Alex Horne in The Independent, yesterday, 4th July 2014. It is NOT about 'getting high', it's about doing away with a ludicrous, irrational policy that actually causes harm. One of the reasons our cowardly politicians will not grasp this nettle is because of the sort idiotic, self-defeating...

21 Apr 2014

Horrible Pictures From Hyde Park Cause Dreadful Damage To Cannabis Campaign

Yesterday, the annual Hyde Park 420 event took place. 420 is an American term for cannabis and these events take place all over the world on 20th April. Why? For very obscure and esoteric reasons! They are variously described as celebrations of cannabis or protests for legalisation. Yesterday in Hyde Park was a disaster. Violent arrests, open dealing of cannabis, hash cookies decorated to appeal to children - these are terrible images that will cause...

21 Mar 2014

CLEAR Submission To The HASC Inquiry Into Medicinal Cannabis

Keith Vaz MP As reported in February, Keith Vaz MP, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, agreed that an inquiry should be held into medicinal cannabis. CLEAR was asked to submit a case for reform which the committee will investigate and call for further written evidence. Our submission is now in. We will publish it in full once the committee grants permission, probably alongside evidence from other sources. We propose...