25 Jun 2017

CLEAR Appoints Andrea Clarke As Chief Executive.

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, the UK's largest and longest established drugs policy group has appointed Andrea Clarke to the newly created position of chief executive. Andrea Clarke, 38, has been in charge of CLEAR's membership since February 2016.  Her new role will encompass responsibility for all aspects of CLEAR's day to day management including finance.  She has wide experience in management, administration and public-facing roles ranging from working as a tour guide with London Buses to...

07 Jun 2017

So-Called ‘Skunk’ – What Does The Word Mean And How Much Of A Problem Is It?

The meaning of the word 'skunk' has changed.   Today it has come to mean high potency cannabis that contains zero or very little CBD and this is a definition that is now in general use worldwide, including by scientists such as Professors David Nutt and Val Curran who are very much supporters of reform. Originally, it meant a strain of cannabis selectively bred from a Colombian sativa, a Mexican sativa and an Afghan indica that...

18 May 2017

Lord Monson and CLEAR to Campaign for a Regulated Cannabis Market.

Lord Nicholas Monson, whose son Rupert committed suicide after he had become psychotic from 'skunk', has teamed up with CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform to campaign for a safer, regulated cannabis market. ‘Skunk’ is a form of cannabis with zero or very little CBD that can be harmful to young people and the vulnerable. The criminal market has driven the production of 'skunk' with high levels of THC, the psychoactive compound and low levels of...

04 Oct 2015

Press Release: Massive Surge In UK For Cannabis Law Reform.

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: 07880 [email protected] Reply to: [email protected] 4th October 2015 Massive Surge In UK For Cannabis Law Reform. No Embargo On 12th October, the petition to legalise cannabis will be debated by the UK Parliament. It presently stands at just under 220,000 signatures, the third biggest petition on the government's website and demonstrates a revival of interest in this long running issue. Within the last few days, CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform passed the milestone of...

23 Jul 2015

Peter Reynolds Steps Down, Roland Gyallay-Pap Appointed Acting Leader of CLEAR.

At a meeting of the CLEAR Executive Committee held over the weekend of 18th/19th July 2015, Peter Reynolds tendered his resignation as leader. He was first elected as leader in February 2011, won a confidence vote in April 2012 and was re-elected unopposed in February 2014. Roland-Gyallay-Pap has been appointed acting leader and preparations will now begin for a leadership election. Roland Gyallay-Pap Roland Gyallay-Pap said: "I would like...

11 Apr 2015

Cannabis Saves Lives.

CLEAR has published a revised and updated version of its leaflet on medicinal cannabis. This will shortly be available for purchase and for inclusion in membership packs. As with the previous version we shall also be carrying our carefully targeted and timed leafleting campaigns. Each year we choose a relevant day to saturate Parliament Square and Whitehall with the CLEAR message. If you have an event or an opportunity to distribute leaflets, please...

06 Apr 2015

Medicinal Cannabis: The Evidence.

Today CLEAR publishes 'Medicinal Cannabis:The Evidence', a comprehensive and up to date review of the evidence supporting the use of cannabis as medicine. The report details an extraordinary quantity of peer-reviewed, published evidence that demonstrates the efficacy and safety of using cannabis to treat a wide range of conditions. It looks in detail at five therapeutic areas where the evidence is strongest: Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Crohn's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Archaeological and written evidence suggests...

12 Sep 2014

NEWS RELEASE. Misleading Information On Cannabis From Portsmouth Director Of Public Health

Peter Reynolds CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, the UK's largest drug policy reform group with over 215,000 followers, has filed a formal complaint against Dr Janet Maxwell, director of public health at Portsmouth City Council. The complaint relates to misinformation and scaremongering about cannabis which Dr Maxwell has been providing to the press and the BBC. She has been responding to a 'cannabis picnic' due to take place in Southsea on Saturday, 13th September 2014. Peter...

20 Oct 2013

How To Regulate Cannabis In Britain. The CLEAR Plan Version 2.0

Click To Download CLEAR has published a revised and updated version 2.0 of its plan for the regulation of cannabis in Britain. This is based on the 2011 study 'Taxing the UK Cannabis Market' which CLEAR commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU). Peter Reynolds, president and elected leader of CLEAR, said:"We are publishing these proposals at a crucial time for the discussion about cannabis policy in Britain. Norman Baker, the new drugs minister,...

15 Sep 2013

CLEAR Press Release: 15th September – Legally Imported Medicinal Cannabis

Contact: Peter [email protected] Reply to [email protected] 15th September 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO Legally Prescribed, Legally Dispensed, Legally Imported, Medicinal Cannabis Now In Britain. A CLEAR member has returned to the UK from Holland with 90g of Bedrocan medicinal cannabis which was prescribed by his UK GP. He declared the medicine at customs, showed various documentation and was authorised to proceed. For details see http://clear-uk.org/legal-medicinal-cannabis-in-britain-achieved/ CLEAR has obtained legal advice that...