10 Feb 2013

News Release – CLEAR Offers Volunteer Canvassers To Eastleigh Liberal Democrats

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] Reply to [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGOCLEAR Offers Volunteer Canvassers To Eastleigh Liberal Democrats CLEAR has approached the Eastleigh Liberal Democrats with an offer of practical help and support in their by-election campaign. Peter Reynolds, leader of CLEAR, has suggested that up to a dozen volunteer canvassers could be made available in Eastliegh for the LibDems. "All we want in return is for Mike Thornton, the LibDem candidate, to...

05 Dec 2012

News Release – The Independent’s Inaccurate Reporting On Schizophrenia Underlines Necessity For Tougher Press Regulation

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] to [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGOThe Independent's Inaccurate Reporting On Schizophrenia Underlines Necessity For Tougher Press Regulation In the week of the Leveson report, it is ironic that one of the supposedly 'quality' newspapers - The Independent - provided an example of why Britain needs far more effective press regulation. The Independent ran a series of articles about schizophrenia as a follow up to publication of the Schizophrenia Commission's report 'The Abandoned Illness'....

28 Nov 2012

News Release – CLEAR Is Breaking The Taboo

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO CLEAR Is Breaking The Taboo 'Breaking the Taboo' is a groundbreaking new documentary which uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. The film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. ...

13 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – The Police: A Force To Trust Or A Trust That Has Been Broken?

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO The Police: A Force To Trust Or A Trust That Has Been Broken? Ever since the 1960s the law against cannabis has been driving a wedge between the people and the police. If anything it is even more of a problem now than it used to be. It is creating truly horrendous problems of alienation, violence and social breakdown. In Britain we rely on policing by...

09 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – CLEAR Calls For Real Controls On Cannabis

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGOCLEAR Calls For Real Controls On Cannabis. Cannabis is termed a "controlled drug" under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 but the truth is that the government has abandoned control of cannabis to criminals and with that they have failed in their responsibility to our children, our communities and the vulnerable. British government policy on cannabis actually causes harm, far more harm than cannabis does. Prohibition means the...

08 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election -The Great Skunk Scare

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO The Great Skunk Scare If there is a problem with 'skunk' in Britain, then it is successive governments and their foolhardy drugs policies that have caused it. In recent years there has been a lot of press coverage claiming cannabis has changed and is now far more harmful than it used to be. Cannabis certainly has changed but it's important to understand how and why. 20...

07 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – Cut Violent Crime. Cut Alcohol Abuse. Cannabis Is Safer and Healthier

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGOCut Violent Crime. Cut Alcohol Abuse. Cannabis Is Safer and Healthier Alcohol related crime in Corby & East Northants is estimated to cost £13 - £22 million each year. (Source: Home Office 2010) Around 1650 crimes of violence in the constituency each year are believed to be alcohol related. (Source: British Crime Survey 2009/10) A recent survey conducted by Alcohol Concern and Police Review indicated that 70%...

07 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – Cannabis Legalised In Colorado And Washington State

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO Cannabis Legalised In Colorado And Washington StateLast night, American voters took a huge step forward and legalised cannabis for adults in Colorado and Washington State. Massachusetts also passed medical marijuana legislation and decriminalisation measures were passed in Detroit and Grand Rapids. Legalisation was defeated in Oregon and medical marijuana rejected in Arkansas and Montana. Betty Aldworth, spokesperson for Colorado's Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign...

06 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – Cannabis Prohibition Has Created A Massive Crime Wave In Britain

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGOCannabis Prohibition Has Created A Crime Wave In Britain The cannabis market in Britain is estimated to be worth £6 billion pa. It is a massive industry, twice the size of the fresh fruit market, three times the size of the cheese market and even bigger than the entire chocolate and confectionery market, yet it is all illegal, uncontrolled and unregulated. No tax is paid by the people who...

05 Nov 2012

News Release – Corby By-Election – UK Cannabis Policy Fails To Protect Children

Contact: Peter ReynoldsTel: [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NO EMBARGO UK Cannabis Policy Fails to Protect Children In Britain, the age at first use of cannabis has continued to fall because of government policy. Britain now has more children using cannabis at a younger age than almost anywhere else in the world. Present policy was not created to protect children, the idea was to prevent adults using cannabis. What has happened over the past 40...