16 Jul 2014

Norman Baker, UK Drugs Minister, Hosts Medicinal Cannabis Conference At Home Office

Norman Baker MP, UK Drugs Minister London, UK. Monday, 14th July 2014. Norman Baker MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, hosted a conference at the Home Office today including representatives from the Home Office, the Department of Health and CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform. CLEAR was invited to present its proposals for reform of current policy and to offer testimony in support from several medicinal cannabis users. At the conclusion of the...

15 May 2014

BBC Radio Sussex On Medicinal Cannabis. Norman Baker Responds

Neil Pringle of BBC Radio Sussex Today, BBC Radio Sussex took a serious look at medicinal cannabis. Presenter Neil Pringle looked in particular at high CBD cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy. He interviewed Keiron Reeves, who suffers from epilepsy, Clark French who uses cannabis to treat his MS, Dr Alastair Nunn from the University of Reading, Simon Wigglesworth from Epilepsy Action and Norman Baker MP, the drugs minister. Interview with...

16 Apr 2014

An Open Letter To Matthew Wright About Medicinal Cannabis

Dear Matthew, Congratulations on your segment on medicinal cannabis this morning. It was one of the most informative items on the subject ever aired on UK television. Even the hostile Lowri Turner was silenced from spewing her usual Daily Mail bigotry and had to nod in agreement with the story from Jenny about how cannabis helped her husband deal with cancer. I'm amazed that you're amazed...

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...

19 Mar 2014

A Quick Note To Norman Baker

Norman Baker MP Today the Home Office issued a 'news story'. "UK negotiates closer global collaboration on drugs. Ministers encourage countries to adopt a modern, balanced and evidence-based approach to tackling the use and supply of illegal drugs." Read the full story here. It really is a story, a fairy tale in fact or a wildly imaginative fantasy. It perfectly compares with the sort of propaganda coming out...

21 Feb 2014

Mary Brett Claims That “Medical Marijuana Is A Scam”

CLEAR re-publishes Mary Brett's February 2014 article on medicinal cannabis to show the arguments that the prohibition lobby advances against even the therapeutic use of the plant. Mary Brett, Cannabis Skunk Sense We join with Ms Brett's campaign to dissuade children from using cannabis. However, we argue that, self-evidently, the best way to protect children is to remove this £6 billion market from the control of criminals. It is impossible to halt...

13 Feb 2014

The Fight For Medicinal Cannabis Reaches Parliament

George Hutchings, Dean Price, Paul Lewington, Keith Vaz MP, Andew Turner MP, Peter Reynolds Today, at a meeting in the Houses of Parliament, Keith Vaz MP, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), agreed that an inquiry will be held into medicinal cannabis. With the assistance of Andrew Turner, MP for the Isle of Wight, I was honoured to lead a delegation of three medicinal users to explain to Mr Vaz how cannabis helps with...

17 Nov 2013

CLEAR Legal Medicinal Cannabis Campaign Featured In TV Documentary

Last week, 'Clarence Clear' went back to Holland with a repeat prescription for Bedrocan medicinal cannabis. This time he was followed and filmed by a TV crew from an international news channel. He chose a different pharmacy, on this occasion in Amsterdam, and he was filmed collecting his medicine and returning to Britain. Simultaneously another crew was interviewing the next CLEAR member to travel to fill his prescription. He goes next week and...

25 Oct 2013

CLEAR To Meet Senior MPs On Medicinal Cannabis

Portcullis House Home Affairs Select Committee Peter Reynolds is meeting with senior MPs in Portcullis House, Westminster next week, to discuss bringing the CLEAR medicinal cannabis users delegation to parliament. Several members of the Home Affairs select committee are involved and the most important issue is whether or not Norman Baker MP, the new drugs minister, will be involved in the first meeting. We are also...