31 Jan 2019

It’s Not The Premier League (Yet) But Rangers FC Wears The CLEAR Logo On Their Shirts

By Joseph Wood, Team Secretary Rangers FC are based in the Chesterfield and District Sunday League in Derbyshire and are currently competing in division three after finishing runners up in the fourth division last season. They are again challenging for promotion and have recently won a place in the semi-final of the Derbyshire county FA Sunday cup whilst also being in contention for the Chatsworth cup native to the Chesterfield Sunday league. As  the committee members and many of the players at Rangers...

30 Jan 2019

Daily Mail Profits From Illegal Advertising For Cannabis

On the same day that the Mail publishes yet another inaccurate and misleading article on cannabis and CBD in particular, it is carrying a full page advertisement for CBD which breaches medicines, food and advertising law. The ad, from Woods Supplements at https://www.woodshealth.com/, claims medicinal benefits for its product for joint pain, migraine, psoriasis, acne, depression, pain and inflammation. While there is probably a substantial amount of truth in these claims, it is unlawful to make them without the product having a...

29 Jan 2019

Another Attack by Bureaucrats on CBD and its Consumers

Today's article in the Daily Mail on CBD follows that publication's usual pattern - there is a kernel of truth but on top of that is piled inaccuracy upon misleading comment upon nonsense. So let's deal with the truth and send the nonsense back to the Daily Mail where it belongs. Within the last few days it has emerged that the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), has been working surreptitiously with its opposite numbers in four other EU countries to add all...

23 Jan 2019

While The NHS Is Failing People, Small CBD Companies Are Stepping Up.

When Sajid Javid introduced the new regulations on cannabis for medical use last year, it brought hope to hundreds of thousands of people. Now the NHS is routinely letting patients down and refusing to provide the medicinal cannabis they need. The law no longer stands in the way but many people are in despair at the cruel and ignorant response of the medical establishment and NHS bureaucrats. Not least the...

12 Dec 2018

Bring Billy Home. The NHS Has Denied Him His Medicine Again. He Is Back In Canada.

It's probably the most shocking outcome of the new regulations on cannabis that the boy whose story created the change is in exile again. Billy Caldwell, loved and adored by the whole nation, is back in Canada with his mum Charlotte because there is not a specialist doctor in the UK who will prescribe the medicine he needs. He has written a heartbreaking letter to Santa, saying he doesn't want any toys this year "My Xmas wish is to go home with...

22 Nov 2018

CLEAR Announces New Policy On Home Cultivation Of Cannabis

In the past, CLEAR has refused to carry advertising or information from seed banks. The view we have taken is that although seeds are perfectly legal until germinated, promoting them is precious close to incitement to break the law and the position that we have maintained is to promote reform of the law. Our position on this has changed. Cannabis for medical use is no longer a matter for the criminal...

21 Nov 2018

NICE Rejects Professor Mike Barnes’ Expertise in Cannabis as Medicine for a Second Time

Professor Mike Barnes is without doubt the UK clinician with the most expertise in the use of cannabis as medicine. He should have been first choice as a member of the NICE committee charged with developing cannabis prescribing guidelines and, as reported here, its rejection of his application was greeted with astonishment. However, NICE relented and invited Professor Barnes to an interview. Now they have rejected him again. Mike was responsible for obtaining the first medicinal cannabis licences for Sophia Gibson...

19 Nov 2018

Cannabis Professionals. The Trade Association for the UK’s Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Businesses

Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) is the trade association for the UK's cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses. CannaPro will represent this fast-growing sector to the authorities, standing up to the Home Office, MHRA, FSA and Trading Standards, advocating for members' interests, not acting as a government enforcer but as its members' champion and to promote the development of the legal cannabis sector. CannaPro will offer guidance and support to all businesses, helping them to navigate through law and regulations on drugs, medicines, food and...

13 Nov 2018

What Is The Matter With Doctors About The Use Of Cannabis As Medicine?

In the UK, most doctors, and the medical profession as a whole, are ignorant and bigoted about cannabis. Their ignorance is not entirely their own fault. For 50-odd years, since cannabis tincture was last available from UK pharmacies, they have been subject to the same relentless tide of propaganda from the Home Office, successive governments, the tabloid press and rabble-rousing politicians as the rest of society. Many still regard cannabis as a dangerous drug consumed by degenerates that almost inevitably leads...