28 Nov News Release – CLEAR Is Breaking The Taboo

Contact: Peter Reynolds
Tel: 07880872022
peterreynolds@clear-uk.org

FOR 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.

The film is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features prominent statesman such as Presidents Clinton and Carter. It will be released on YouTube on 7th December 2012.

A host of public figures and celebrities have already tweeted their support for the message of the film including: Gary Barlow, Richard Branson, Holly Branson, Sam Branson, Alexandra Burke, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Mo Farah, Mia Farrow, Morgan Freeman, Eddie Izzard, Peter Jones, Ronan Keating, Dizzee Rascal, Lord Sugar and Kate Winslet.

CLEAR fully supports the message of ‘Breaking the Taboo’ which is consistent with our aim to end the prohibition of cannabis. We argue that a responsible system of legal regulation would minimise all health and social harms, better protect children and undermine the influence of organised crime in our communities.

The present drugs policy of prohibition claims to be drug control, but it is no such thing. An effective drugs policy would mean controlling the trade in cannabis and other drugs, ensuring consistent and known strengths, high levels of purity and standardised doses. Real drug control means knowing who the dealers are, where they trade from and enforcing age restrictions.

Cannabis is an established part of British culture and has been for decades. Because of prohibition a multi- billion pound industry has been gifted to organised crime. This uncontrolled trade reaches into every city, town and village in the land and employs thousands of people in the production and distribution of a product which government policy has been trying to eradicate for 40 years.

Peter Reynolds, leader of CLEAR, said:

“CLEAR is breaking the taboo each and every day and it is inspiring to see that so many notable public figures are finally having the courage to speak out about our disastrous drugs policy. I think this could be the breakthrough we have been working for, when our political leaders will finally have to face up to dreadful job they have been doing for us and choose the path towards intelligent, evidence-based reform.”

Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR) is a political party registered with the Electoral Commission under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) to promote the cause of cannabis law reform, with the aim of replacing the anarchic mess of prohibition with a framework of real legal control which would allow proper control of the trade, ensure proper regulation of the product in terms of strength and purity and provide proper protection for vulnerable people such as children.

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If you would like more information on this topic or an other aspect of the work of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), or to arrange an interview with Peter Reynolds please contact him on 07880 872022
peterreynolds@clear-uk.org
or contact the CLEAR Press agent Derek Williams 07941 238908
press@clear-uk.org

Cannabis Law Reform, PO Box 674, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey RH1 9BN United Kingdom