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...

05 Oct 2014

Liberal Democrats Give The Green Light To Medicinal Cannabis

Norman Baker MP Dr Julian Huppert MP In an extraordinary day for the medicinal cannabis campaign, the Liberal Democrat conference has signalled wholehearted support for a compassionate and evidence-based policy on cannabis as medicine. Norman Baker, the Home Office minister, revealed that the Conservatives have blocked publication of two reports on drugs policy that recommend reform. He then went on went on to say: ...

03 Oct 2014

The Next CLEAR AdVan Campaign

Artist's Impression The crowdfunding appeal for the CLEAR AdVan campaign has closed. It's been a disappointing response. Against a target of £10,000, we have raised just over £1800 from 90 donors. We have carefully considered how to move forward and this is what we have decided. We will re-launch the crowdfunding appeal shortly. We have lowered our sights and we are now aiming at a one...

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...

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. ...

15 Aug 2014

Letter To Your MP In Support Of The Drugs Minister’s Proposal

Norman Baker MP CLEAR would like to ask you to write to your MP in support of the proposal by Drugs Minister Norman Baker to legalise medicinal cannabis. We can't emphasise enough how important this development is and it's vital that we support it as strongly as possible. Use one of the following template letters or write your own, but remember to keep it short and very much focused on the single,...

14 Aug 2014

Brave Norman Baker

Norman Baker MP It's not often you can say this about an MP, let alone a minister, certainly not a drugs minister, anywhere in any governmental system, anywhere in the world. Norman Baker is a courageous and principled man. Perhaps the most extraordinary demonstration is that he, a Minister of State for the Home Office, today called for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis -then a 'government spokesman' contradicted him. Who is...

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...