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The Daily Mail Uses Terrorism To Promote Its Bizarre Ideology.

The Daily Mail and Jihadi John share the same ideas on how to persuade people to their bizarre and distorted world view

Channel 4 Cannabis Programme. Irresponsible, Unethical, Misleading.

Letter of Complaint to David Abraham, CEO Channel 4

CLEAR Executive Meeting 24th - 25th January 2015

The CLEAR Executive meeting held in Cromer 24th-25th January 2015

Latest News

How do cannabis advocates rate Eric Holder's legacy?

How do cannabis advocates rate Eric Holder's legacy? (CBS News)

For some advocates of recreational cananbis use, Holder was a progressive leader who played a key role in the early days of legalization at the state level.

Medical cannabis trial pits state vs. federal laws

Medical cannabis trial pits state vs. federal laws (USA Today)

Congress late last year effectively barred the Justice Department from interfering with states that have medical marijuana systems.

Britain's Birders Campaign to Legalize Cannabis

Britain's Birders Campaign to Legalize Cannabis (Audubon)

Birds are apparently the latest species to climb aboard the legalize marijuana bandwagon.

Uruguay's cannabis-friendly president Jose Mujica hands over power to new leader

Uruguay's cannabis-friendly president Jose Mujica hands over power to new leader (The Independent)

Jose Mujica presented his presidential sash to Tabare Vazquez on Sunday. Vazquez said he will retain the legal status of cannabis that was implemented in December 2013.

Slovakia Heading Towards Full Decriminalisation

Slovakia Heading Towards Full Decriminalisation (Drug Reporter)

Experts now recognise the validity of evidence underpinning the success of non-punitive drug policies in other parts of the European Union.

Cannabis policy reform in Europe: Bottom up rather than top down

Cannabis policy reform in Europe: Bottom up rather than top down (Transnational Institute)

While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, national governments in Europe are in a state of denial.

New drug-driving laws are a 'stunt' says traffic lawyer

New drug-driving laws are a 'stunt' says traffic lawyer (BBC)

"Because it's so hard to secure a conviction, the police don't want to waste their time and money arresting people, when they think the best chance they have is a one in two chance of getting a conviction."

'Dismantle it yourself', officers tell former police officer who uncovered cannabis farm

'Dismantle it yourself', officers tell former police officer who uncovered cannabis farm (Bradford Telegraph & Argus)

West Yorkshire police admits it is having to review the way it deals with cannabis farms because the problem is costing so much money.

D.C. Police Chief: All Cannabis Arrests Do Is Make People Hate Us, Alcohol is Much Bigger Problem

D.C. Police Chief: All Cannabis Arrests Do Is Make People Hate Us, Alcohol is Much Bigger Problem (The Joint Blog)

Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is defending her district’s recent decision to legalize the possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis

D.C. Residents Won’t Let Congress Blunt Their Enthusiasm For Legal Pot Business

D.C. Residents Won’t Let Congress Blunt Their Enthusiasm For Legal Pot Business (Think Progress)

Buying and selling are still illegal, thanks to Congressional intervention

Uruguay bids farewell to Jose Mujica, its pauper president

Uruguay bids farewell to Jose Mujica, its pauper president (BBC)

"150,000 people smoke [marijuana] here and I couldn't leave them at the mercy of drugs traffickers,"

Young girl's story may lead state to approve marijuana oil

Young girl's story may lead state to approve marijuana oil (Fox News)

The bill must survive a Statehouse that approved a resolution in 2013 vowing never to legalize marijuana for any purpose

The Daily Mail Uses Terrorism To Promote Its Bizarre Ideology.

The Daily Mail Uses Terrorism To Promote Its Bizarre Ideology. (CLEAR)

The Daily Mail and Jihadi John share the same ideas in how to persuade people to their bizarre and distorted world view.