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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Cannabis Law Doesn't Affect You? - Sure?

Citations from video:


Peter Reynolds
Sarah Martin
Left Foot Forward
Ewan Hoyle
Nuff Said

Reform Sites:

Drug Equality Alliance
Independent Scientific Community on Drugs
The Beckley Foundation
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Lib Dems for Drug Policy Reform
Drug Policy Alliance


UK spending £19billion on the "War on Drugs"
Wootton Report 1968
Shafer Report 1972
Estimating Drug Harms, A Risky Business
Cannabis Classification and the Public Health 2008
The Beckley Foundation, Cannabis, Moving Beyond Stalemate 2010
The Classification of Cannabis Under the MDA 1971 2002
Peter Lilley; Cannabis, a Conservative Case for Change 2001
The LeDain Commission Report 1970
The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illict Drugs 1972
Cannabis, Our Position for Canadian Public Policy 2002
Cannabis in Costa Rica: A Study of Chronic Marihuana Use 1980
Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marihuana Use 1975
The La Guardia Committee Report 1944
Lancet Harm Scale
*Quote from 2006; HM Government Evidence Session, Drug Classification: Making A Hash Of It?
*List of reformers at Transform

£800million spent on Alcohol Advertising:
Source 1
Source 2

The Union; The Business Behind Getting High film

Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School;
His Site; Marijuana Uses

*Pathways to Problems Report

*Liberal Democrats for Drug Policy Reform poll: 70% wish for regulation


  1. Why? ->

  2. Fantastic work Jason, right on message. One or two points from the eagle ear of the Drug Equality Alliance (not wishing to detract from this excellent piece):

    1. At 3.13 you refer to alcohol not being within the jurisdiction of the MDA - I think you mean that it is not currently classified within the schedules of dangerous drugs, yet to be precise, alcohol is firmly within the jurisdiction of this law, it's just that government choose to keep it and tobacco outside of these schedules. Casey Hardison is taking out a Judicial Review against the Home Secretary right now to make this exact point - she has abandoned her leal jurisdiction over the misusers of these drugs by believing that they are 'legal drugs' which are not part of the MDA, in fact the MDA is for any drug, old or new, that is causing or likely to cause social harm.

    At 5.19 you say that the MDA is not evdence-based; again I know you know what you are talking about but it's not expressed in the best way - the MDA is an entirely rational Act in principle, what is wrong is only the administration of it.

  3. Jason boyo!

    (no greater compliment coming from a Welshman)

    I'm flying around between meetings in London at the moment and staying with my parents so I can't give my response proper attention - yet.

    I only watched the first two minutes or so but congratulations, it looks excellent - and nice to "meet" you properly for the first time.

    I can't wait to see the rest. I'll be home on Friday. I'll be in touch then

  4. Hello Jason, just watched the video, and its bloody brilliant - just what we need, a rational argument against prohibition that people can relate to! I think you should definately make it into a series, and we'll try and make it go viral! I'll also post it on my next blog if you want?

  5. Fantastic job Jason.

    What more can I say?

    I'm an outlaw.

  6. Nice one Jason! Articulate and well researched. Will share!

  7. Oh, and of course, I'm happy to declare that I am also an Outlaw!...(Thank goodness)

  8. In Wisconsin, we apply a different label to people who talk about hemp and cannabis with Truth, Honesty and Compassion. We do not call them a Outlaw, we call them a hero.

    Keep up the great work!

    We will to share your story on our main site and the variety of blogs we have. Again, great job.

  9. fantastic video, really. Job well done. Keep going and keep growing buddy.