CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform was founded as the Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) in March 1999 when it registered as political party with the Electoral Commission. It had evolved from the “Campaign to Legalise Cannabis International Association” (CLCIA), a Norwich based campaign created folLowing the demise of the original Legalise Cannabis Campaign.
The party campaigned for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use, as biomass, hemp-based products and recreational drug use. It fielded candidates in both parliamentary and local government elections. In 2004 cannabis was downgraded to a class C drug and many people believed that it was only a matter of time before decriminalisation. In 2006 the members voted to de-register as a political party.