01 Sep 2011

Press Conference – “Taxing The UK Cannabis Market”

CLEAR is calling a press conference on 14th September to announce the publication of the report "Taxing The UK Cannabis Market", commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU). With the assistance of the Labour MP Paul Flynn, we have been able to book the Jubilee Room, just off the 900 year old Westminster Hall, right in the heart of the Houses of Parliament. This is as big an opportunity to get our message across as...

28 Jun 2011

Dr Lester Grinspoon Comments on ‘Cannabis Withdrawal Lithium Study’

In recent weeks, there has been an influx of support for reform. From Release's letter to the Prime Minister and the Guardian, to the Global Commission on Drug Policy that made strides in presenting a case for a reformation of world drug policy; special emphasis was giving to cannabis.Furthermore, Ron Paul, U.S Republican Congressman, has introduced a bill to legislate, and draft a federal law on marijuana; emphasis being to decriminalise all persons in the U.S. Once more, this meets...

20 Jun 2011

BBC Investigation Exposes Irresponsible Government Policy On Cannabis

PRESS RELEASE For release 6am 20th June 2011 A BBC team has conducted an investigation into THC/CBD levels in cannabis bought on the streets of South East England. The results indicate that CBD levels are almost non-existent making the cannabis more harmful for young people. THC produces psychotropic effects, whereas CBD is totally the opposite and has anti-psychotic properties. Peter Reynolds, Leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR) said, "I must congratulate the BBC for undertaking this work....

10 Jun 2011

Tory MP Rapped for Suggesting Cocaine Safer for Kids than Cannabis

PRESS RELEASEFor immediate release 10th June 2011 TORY MP RAPPED FOR SUGGESTING COCAINE SAFER FOR KIDS THAN CANNABIS A TORY MP's suggestion it is safer for children to snort cocaine than smoke cannabis has been branded as 'irresponsible madness' by Peter Reynolds, leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR). Charles Walker, the Conservative member for Broxbourne made the bizarre claim in a Commons debate on Cannabis where he said "I do not want any youngster to take...

08 Jun 2011

CLEAR Backs ‘Primary Source Campaign’ in the British Media

With the news headlines full of drugs reform headlines, it has been a tough time for prohibitionists. With each passing day, the pressure mounts for the evidence based policy that has been missing for some time. 40 years on, we can now look - with hindsight - at failed policies and the correlation of facts. There are those words again; 'facts and evidence'. Sensible words, and yet, fear encompasses the basic ethics of such a notion. The call for...

07 Jun 2011

Tory MP Nadine Dorries Censured For Blatant Untruths

For immediate release - 4th June 2011Tory MP Nadine Dorries CensuredFor Blatant UntruthsA CONSERVATIVE MP has been accused of telling blatant untruths about cannabis on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions. Peter Reynolds, leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), censured Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, for her comments on the topical discussion programme aired last Friday, when she said the cannabis available today is "50 times stronger" than it used to be and that smoking just one spliff will "prevent...