17 Mar 2016

How To Regulate Cannabis In Britain

Download the IDMU report "Taxing the UK Cannabis Market" (PDF file) CLEAR has published a report from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU) that shows a tax & regulate policy on cannabis could produce a net benefit to the UK economy of £6.7 billion per annum. This estimate is made from a detailed study of the size of the UK cannabis market, potential tax revenues, criminal justice system savings and additional costs of regulation including health information and education. UK ECONOMY TO...

17 Mar 2016

Complaining About Bad reporting in the Press

It seems like every day we see a story about cannabis in a newspaper that is either plain wrong, or worse, deliberately misleading. In addition we all know there is very little we can actually do about it. Despite the outcry early in 2014 about press accountability and the promise by the government to act on the recommendations of the Leveson report very little, if anything, has actually changed. So is it really worth complaining? The answer is defiantly yes - and...

17 Mar 2016

The CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel

CLEAR has been running a panel of medicinal cannabis users since 2012 and it has quickly become central to our campaign.The CLEAR Medicinal Users Panel is made up from a diverse group of people for whom cannabis provides a form of treatment for a variety of ailments, and in some cases, the only form of relief possible. The underlying aim of CLEAR's medicinal campaign is for cannabis to be available to patients on a doctor’s prescription. CLEAR takes an active role in...

16 Mar 2016

TOKEpure

The evil Weed The government and anti cannabis campaigners in general are usually only too eager to warn about health risks of using cannabis, although the claims they make often prove to be exaggerated or more often than not simply wrong, but for some reason they never warn consumers about a very real danger, a danger caused by mixing cannabis with a drug which is a known to be highly addictive and a carcinogen. We're talking about tobacco of course. To be...