A SELECTION OF

Published Cannabis Letters and Articles 1991 to date

(written by or referring to some of the UK's prominent cannabis campaigners)

LTE = published letter; ART = article; QTE = quote

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2011 to 2014

November 22 2014

North Devon police, councillor and MP's calls to ban legal highs branded 'illogical and hypocritical'

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

North Devon Journal, UK

November 18 2014

Cannabis club chairman hits out at decision to take man with 9p worth of cannabis to court

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

Mid Devon Gazette, UK

November 18 2014

Devon Cannabis Club condemns court case where man had just 9p worth of cannabis

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

North Devon Journal, UK

November 6 2014

Devon Cannabis Club boss writes to top MP in legalisation bid

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

Express and Echo, Exeter, UK

November 6 2014

Legalise cannabis campaigners Devon Cannabis Club write to MR Sarah Wollaston, taking bid to Westminster

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

North Devon Journal, UK

November 6 2014

Devon Cannabis Club write to MP in legalisation bid

ART

Daryl Sullivan, Devon Cannabis Club

Mid Devon Gazette, UK

October 27 2014

Club calls for the legalisation of cannabis

ART

QTE: Rob Davidson, Brighton Cannabis Club; Clark French, Mike Cutler

Brighton Argus, UK

October 5 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg invites North-East cannabis campaigners to join national debate

ART

QTE: John Holiday, founder of the Teesside Cannabis Club

Northern Echo, UK

September 28 2014

Dozens of cannabis users join peaceful demonstration in Exeter

ART

QTE: Jordan Phipp

Express & Echo, Exeter, UK

September 27 2014

Cannabis picnic will see people smoke drug openly in Devon park protest

ART

QTE: Daryl Sullivan

Torquay Express, UK

September 26 2014

Picnic on the grass to feature open defiance of cannabis laws

ART

QTE: Daryl Sullivan

Western Morning News, UK

September 26 2014

Cannabis users to smoke openly at Exeter park protest tomorrow

ART

QTE: Daryl Sullivan

Express & Echo, Exeter, UK

September 16 2014

Police criticised after denying cannabis was smoked at Portsmouth ‘pot picnic’

ART

QTE: Simon Dignam

The News, Portsmouth, UK

September 16 2014

Organisers Say (Southsea) Cannabis Picnic Got People Talking

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam

AboutMyArea, UK

September 15 2014

Criticism over Portsmouth ‘pot picnic’ as users smoke in public

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam

The News, Portsmouth, UK

September 14 2014

Southsea 'cannabis picnic' 'was success'

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam

BBC News, UK

September 13 2014

Campaigners gather for cannabis picnic in Southsea

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam

The News, Portsmouth, UK

September 11 2014

Father voices his concerns over Portsmouth cannabis picnic

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam

The News, Portsmouth, UK

September 10 2014

Southsea cannabis picnic will 'help raise awareness'

ART

QTES: Simon Dignam, from Hampshire Cannabis Community

BBC News, UK

September 9 2014

Cannabis users in Devon plan to smoke openly at protest picnic

ART

QTES: Daryl Sullivan

Torquay Herald Express, UK

September 8 2014

Cannabis users plan to smoke openly at Exeter park in protest at 'ridiculous' law

ART

QTES: Daryl Sullivan

Exeter Express and Echo, UK

September 1 2014

Surrey Cannabis Club stage protest picnic

ART

QTES: Greg deHoedt and Alan Parvia

Get Surrey, UK

August 31 2014

Surrey Cannabis Club hold 'Protestival' picnic

ART

QTES: Alan Parvia

Essential Surrey, UK

August 30 2014

Cannabis Club seeks support from Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner

ART

QTE: Darryl Noe, Suffolk Cannabis Club

Bury Free Press, UK

August 29 2014

Surrey Cannabis Club staging protest 'smoke-up picnic'

ART

QTES: Alan Parvia

Get Surrey, UK

August 25 2014

Cannabis, the illegal medicine

ART

QTES: Winston Matthews, Clark French

The Argus, UK

August 16 2014

Ordinary Credible Criminals

ART

Clark French and Keiron Reeves

Huffington Post

August 17 2014

Cannabis legalisation calls from Multiple Sclerosis sufferer

ART

INDIGO HAWK

North Devon Journal

August 17 2014

Devon MS victim pleads: Make cannabis legal for medical use

ART

INDIGO HAWK

Exeter Express and Star

August 15 2014

Medicinal cannabis and the caregiving community giving it away for free

ART

Orson Boon, London Cannabis Club, Jeff Ditchfield, Release

The Guardian

August 15 2014

Use cannabis as a medicine’, says MP

ART

Clark French

The Argus, UK

August 13 2014

Drugs minister calls for legalising cannabis for medicinal use

ART

Keiron Reeves and Alex Baker

The Guardian, UK

August 3 2014

"The tide is turning," say the organisers of the region's first pro-cannabis rally as it passes without a single arrest

ART

John Holiday & Teesside Pro-Cannabis Movement (TPCM)

Northern Echo, UK

August 2 2014

First pro-cannabis rally in North-East underway in Redcar

ART

John Holiday & Teesside Pro-Cannabis Movement (TPCM)

Northern Echo, UK

July 31 2014

Region's first pro-cannabis rally to take place in Redcar on Saturday

ART

Teesside Pro-Cannabis Movement (TPCM) & Tyne and Wear Cannabis Social Club

Northern Echo, UK

July 22 2014

'That weeded out the disease!' Grandad diagnosed with liver cancer cured by cannabis oil

ART

Mike Cutler

Daily Star, UK

July 22 2014

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas calls criminalisation of Cannabis ‘inhumane, unjust and immoral’

ART

Mike Cutlet, Clark French and the United Patients Alliance (UPA)

The Argus, UKt

July 22 2014

Cannabis oil cured my terminal cancer

ART

Mike Cutler

The Express

July 4 2014

Colorado has proven that legalising cannabis works, so it's about time we let the UK get high

ART

Re: Colin Davies

The Independent

June 20 2014

Feed420 Campaign: Cannabis Found Outside Tower of London and South Bank

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

International Business Times

June 20 2014

Have you noticed the three-foot tall cannabis plants on South Bank?

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

Time Out, UK

June 16 2014

Cannabis plants are growing outside the Tower of London and South Bank

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

London Evening Standard, UK

June 19 2014

Cannabis Plants Spotted Growing On South Bank

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

LBC, UK

June 18 2014

Illegal cannabis plants have been growing for months next to iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the Shard

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

Daily Mail, UK

June 9 2014

Global drugs movement vow to target North-East landmarks with wild cannabis grows

ART

QTE: Finn Hemingway

Northern Echo, UK

May 26 2014

Disgusted at sentence

LTE

Mr Goodfellow

South Wales Evening Post, UK

May 23 2014

Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban

ART

Greg de Hoedt, UKCSC

The Guardian, UK

May 14 2014

Talk about use of medicinal marijuana at Brighton's Cowley Club

ART

Clark French and Keiron Reeves

The Argus, UK

May 10 2014

MS Sufferer Reveals Marijuana Helped Him Walk Again

ART

Clark French

The Argus, UK

May 9 2014

Fighting to Raise Epilepsy Awareness

ART

Keiron Reeves

The Argus, UK

April 29 2014

Vote blue, smoke green: should the Tories go for the stoner vote?

ART

Greg de Hoedt, President, UK Cannabis Social Clubs; Jason Reed, UK Co-ordinator, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Orson Boon, promoter, London Cannabis Club

The Guardian, UK

April 29 2014

Cannabis Legalisation In The UK: Campaigners Welcome Tory Think-Tank's Demand To Ease Britain's Drug Laws

ART

Steve Rolles, TRANSFORM

Huffington Post, UK

April 25 2014

Three arrests as '8,000' attend rainy Hyde Park cannabis protest

ART

Stuart Harper, NORML UK

West End Extra, UK

April 18 2014

1,000 marijuana users to attend 'cannabis festival' at Platt Fields Park

ART

ManCan and Mannijuana

Manchester Evening News, UK

April 20 2014

A watched pot: Police patrols at pro-cannabis 'celebration'

ART

Linda Hendry

Scottish Herald, UK

April 16 2014

Hundreds Due at War Memorial Park Drugs Rally

ART

Coventry and Warwickshire Cannabis Community

Coventry Observer, UK

April 16 2014

Why Thousands of People Are Going to Get High in Hyde Park

ART

QTE: Greg de Hoedt, UKCSC

The Guardian,UK

March 9 2014

Cannabis Carnival Backed by Police

ART

QTE: Chris Mackenzie

Scottish Mail on Sunday

January 31 2014

Gemma Moss death: Campaigners question 'cannabis cause'

ART

QTE: Greg de Hoedt, UKCSC, NORML UK

Huffington Post

January 27 2014

Brighton cannabis club scouts for unofficial dope speakeasies

ART

QTE: Clark French

The Argus, UK

December 13 2013

Cannabis Café To Be Opened In Manchester By Drugs Campaigner Colin Davies

ART

QTE: Colin Davies

Huffington Post

December 13 2013

Drugs campaigner to open 'cannabis cafe' in Manchester

ART

QTE: Colin Davies

The Mirror, UK

December 13 2013

Drugs campaigner to open 'cannabis cafe' in Manchester

ART

QTE: Colin Davies

Manchester Eveing News, UK

November 17 2013

Cannabis clubs blossoming in the UK

ART

QTE: Orson Boon

The Guardian, UK

November 1 2013

Fears over Cannabis meeting in Dorchester tomorrow

ART

QTE: Dave Smith, Dorset Cannabis Community

Dorset Echo, UK

November 2 2013

Campaigners Meet to Raise Awareness of Cannabis

ART

QTE: Dave Smith

Dorset Echo, UK

October 24 2013

Former Chief Constable on Cannabis Bill (Ireland)

ART

QTE: Tom Lloyd

Hot Press, UK

October 24 2013

Plymouth MP: Use cannabis to treat multiple sclerosis

ART

QTE:Stuart Wyatt

Plymouth Herald, UK

October 17 2013

'I will break law to tackle my MS'

ART

QTE: Amanda Feilding, Michelle X

Oxford Times, UK

October 17 2013

'I will break law to tackle my MS'

ART

QTE: Amanda Feilding, Michelle X

Witney Gazette, UK

October 17 2013

‘Stop criminalising the sick for wanting help’

ART

QTE: Amanda Feilding, Michelle X

Witney Gazette, UK

September 29 2013

Pot in the Park

ART

Clark french, Alan Pavia, Emma Wilson

Thisishampshire and Basingstoke Gazette, UK

September 23 2013

Adults should be given right to decide

ART

Andy Beckley, Sanji Chowdhary, Adam Read

Derby Telegraph, UK

September 22 2013

Pro-cannabis campaigners to hold protest in Eastrop Park

ART

Clarke French, Emma Wilson

Basingstoke Gazette, UK

September 22 2013

Dozens attend cannabis protest in Eastrop Park (Basingstoke)

ART

Clarke French, Emma Wilson

Thisishampshire, UK

September 20 2013

Drugs Made a Scapegoat

LTE

Philip Walsh

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 19 2013

Pro-cannabis campaigners to hold protest in Eastrop Park (Basingstoke)

ART

Clark French, Emma Wilson

Basingstoke Gazette, UK

September 19 2013

Cannabis Cafes Have a Role

LTE

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 13 2013

The debate over the legal status of cannabis arrives in Surrey

ART

Qte: Steve Pavia

Eagle Radio, UK

September 13 2013

Protestors call for drug's legalisation

ART

Qte: Clark French, Oliver Norton, Greg de Hoedt

Reading Chronicle, UK

September 13 2013

Cannabis on Agenda at Park Gathering

ART

Qte: Danny Kelly, Chris Philbin

Echo News, Essex, UK

September 13 2013

Police Warning Ahead of Cannabis Protest Picnic

ART

QTE: Alan Pavia, Greg de Hoedt, Clark French

Get Surrey, UK

September 12 2013

Cannabis on Agenda at [Essex] Park Gathering

ART

Qte: Danny Kelly, Chris Philbin

Chelmsford Weekly Chronicle, UK

September 7 2013

We Should Listen to Reason

LTE

Elizabeth Campbell Clarke

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 6 2013

Time to Look at a New Approach.

LTE

Kevin Traylen

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 6 2013

Alcohol is the Bigger Problem

LTE

Mick Hardy

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 4 2013

Special Picnic Made its Point

LTE

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 2 2013

Cannabis Campaigners Hold Protest Event in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

ART

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

September 2 2013

Cannabis Campaigners Hold Protest Event in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

ART

Alun Buffry

Eastern Daily Press, UK

September 1 2013

Cannabis Demo Goes to Pot near Cop Base

ART

Greg de Hoedt & UKCSC

Birmingham Mail, UK

August 31 2013

Police want drugs demo group to scrap protest

LTE

Mark Loveridge

Evening News, Norwich, UK

August 30 2013

Police Want Norwich Cannabis Demo to be Nipped in the Bud

ART

QTE: Alun Buffry, Tom Lloyd

Evening News, & EDP, Norwich, UK

August 27 2013

Southampton Cannabis Club Hold Smoke Up Awareness Event

ART

QTE: Paul Crossett

Southern Daily Echo, UK

August 25 2013

Hallam Legalise cannabis event to be held in Birmingham park

ART

QTE: Matt Towers

Birmingham Mail, UK

August 25 2013

The arguments for and against the legalisation of cannabis

ART

QTE: Greg de Hoedt, Matt Towers

Birmingham Mail, UK

August 23 2013

Southampton Cannabis Campaigners Warned They Face Arrest

ART

QTE: Paul Crossett

Southern Daily Echo, UK

August 22 2013

Seattle Hempfest and V-Festival - A Tale of Two Cities

ART

Jason Reed re Clark French

Huffington Post, US

August 19 2013

Police are 'fully aware' of Exeter Cannabis Protest

ART

Daryl Sullivan

Exeter Express & Echo, UK

August 19 2013

Cannabis campaigners plan Exeter playing field 'smoke out’ picnic

ART

Daryl Sullivan

Exeter Express & Echo, UK

August 16 2013

Prescribing Cannabis

LTE

Alun Buffry

Irish Times

August 14 2013

Campaigners Plan Reading Cannabis Protest Picnic

ART

Clark French

BBC News

July 25 2013

Underfire cannabis campaign cost £1,500 (Warrington Council)

ART

NORML UK

Warrington Guardian, UK

July 24 2013

Warrington Council Apology Over Misleading Drugs Message

ART

NORML UK

Warrington Worldwide, UK

July 24 2013

Cannabis won't slow MS, say Plymouth scientists

ART

Stuart Wyatt

Plymouth Herald, UK

July 20 2013

Cannabis is stronger than Heroin? Really? Hooray! Cannabis Is Now Stronger Than Heroin!

ART

James Collins

NORML UK

July 17 2013

Warrington Council Facebook page shut down after cannabis claims

ART

NORML UK

Warrington Guardian, UK

June 19 2013

Revealed: Cannabis makes up 75% of Greater Manchester drug seizures – with an average 15 busts a DAY

ART

Qte: Sarah McCulloch

Mancunian Matters, UK

May 1 2013

Smoking cannabis is the only way I can live a normal life - ex-police special

ART

Qte: Carl Wagner

Hull Daily Mail, UK

April 27 2013

MS sufferer: 'I'll smoke cannabis despite jail threat'

ART

QTE: Carl Wagner

Hull Daily Mail, UK

March 21 2013

Group condemns ‘cannabis cards’ (NORML UK)

ART

Greg de Hoedt, NORML UK

York Press, UK

March 29 2013

U.K. police hope to sniff out pot growers with marijuana-scented cards - NORML UK

ART

Greg de Hoedt, NORML UK

Raw Story, UK

January 24 2013

Medical Cannabis 'Offers Dramatic Relief to Chronic Pain Sufferers'

ART

Hannah Osborne

International Business Times

December 14 2012

Charities Give Clegg Backing in Call for Overhaul of Drug Laws

ART

QTE: Danny Kushlick, Transform

The Independent

December 10 2012

The Curious Case of the Home Affairs Select Committee's Drugs Policy Report

ART

Jason Reed

Huffington Post

December 8 2012

'Jailing Pot Smokers is Not Solution': Manchester Drug Activist Slams 250-plant-a-day GMP Cannabis Seizures

ART

QTE: Sarah McCulloch

Mancunian Matters, UK

September 30 2012

A 'sword in the side of prohibition'

ART

QTE: Clark French

Reading Chronicle, UK

September 27 2012

Medical Cannabis User Says Drug Should Be Legalised

ART

QTE: Clark French

Get Wokingham, UK

September 25 2012

Campaign to Make Drug Legal For Medicinal Use in the UK: Cannabis Oil Eases My Symptoms of MS

ART

QTE: Clark French

Readuing Post, UK

September 24 2012

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis - A Conversation With Clark French

ART

QTE: Clark French

Huffington Post, UK

September 20 2012

The Relaxation of Cannabis Laws Shows the Failure of the War on Drugs

ART

Lisa Sánchez and Steve Rolles

The Guardian, UK

September 16 2012

Cannabis May Help Treat Epilepsy

ART

QTE: Clark French

Readuing Chronicle, UK

September 13 2012

Runcorn drug raids re-spark cannabis debate

ART

qte: Peter Reynolds, CLEAR

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News, UK

September 8 2012

Drugs Policies are not Working, Believe 75% of MPs

ART

qte: Danny Kushlick, TRANFORM

The Guardian, UK

September 6 2012

Should Cannabis be Legalised?

ART

qte: Peter Reynolds, CLEAR

Huffington Post, US

September 1 2012

There are No Age Limits in a Black Market for Cannabis.

ART

Howard Marks

The Guardian, UK

August 30 2012

Cannabis Use Can Lower Teenage IQs? - It's High Time We Take This Seriously

ART

Jason Reed

HuffPost Lifestyle, UK

August 24 2012

Pot Shot at Home Secretary

ART

Toby Denny

Maidenhead Advertiser, UK

August 23 2012

Comments On the Web

ART

Clark French and various others

The Reading Chronicle, UK

August 23 2012

Cannabis Debate Sets the Agenda

ART

Clark French

The Reading Chronicle, UK

August 19 2012

Cannabis Really is a Medicine That Can Help a Lot of People

ART

Clark French

The Reading Chronicle, UK

August 18 2012

Cannabis 'is my only relief from major pain'

ART

Evelyn Volanté

Jersey Evening post, UK

July 17 2012

A New High at Parliament: Pot Protest on MPs' Doorstep

ART

Qte: Chris Bovey, NORML UK

The Independent

July 12 2012

Peter Reynolds Rants About "The Obnoxious People of Bovingdon"

ART

Peter Reynolds

Watford Observer

April 24 2012

Jail term cut for back pain man who grew own cannabis

ART

Winston Matthews

Get Surrey, UK

April 11 2012

Cannabis crackdown across the North West 'waste of money and police resources', says Manchester activist

ART

Sarah McCulloch

Mancunian Matters, UK

March 26 2012

Pro-cannabis campaigner fails to overturn sentence

ART

Winston Matthews

Get Surrey, UK

Nov 5 2011

Drug activists hit back at bong ban bid

ART

Peter Reynolds

South Wales Evening Post, UK

Oct 20 2011

Cannabis crusader shows support for Halton Lib Dem's regulated market call

ART

Peter Reynolds

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly, UK

Oct 26 2011

I am an Expert on Cannabis

LTE

Peter Reynolds

The Sheffield Star

Oct 17 2011

Sativex Gives a "High"

LTE

Peter Reynolds

The Sun, UK

Sept 28 2011

Cannabis not a dangerous' drug

LTE

Peter Reynolds

The Star, Sheffield, UK

Sept 20 2011

Valid Medical Use for Cannabis

LTE

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

Sept 16 2011

Facts about pain and cannabis

LTE

Alun Buffry

Lancashire Telegraph, UK

Sept 15 2011

Sarah Martin – Medi. Cannabis Activist UK

ART

Sarah Martin

Cannabis Times Magazine

Sept 13 2011

Cannabis Has Many Uses

LTE

Jack Girling

Evening News, Norwich, UK

Sept 8 2011

Ease Up On Cannabis Laws

LTE

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

Sept 2 2011

Drugs campaigner 'grew plants for medical purposes' (Winston Matthews)

ART

Winston Matthews

Get Surrey, UK

Aug 30 2011

Growing Cannabis Is Not Anti-Social Behaviou

LTE

Carl Wagner

Hull Daily Mail, UK

Aug 30 2011

Punished – for fighting pain

LTE

Alun Buffry

Lancashire Telegraph, UK

July 26 2011

Law Must be Changed

LTE

Alun Buffry

Liverpool Echo, UK

July 12 2011

The people of Hull deserve to know why

LTE

Carl Wagner

Hull Daily Mail, UK

June 13 2011

No such thing as an illegal drug

LTE

Darryl Blicker

Lancashire Telegraph, UK

June 9 2011

Double jeopardy for teacher

LTE

Alun Buffry

The Bolton News, UK

May 18 2011

It's time to make cannabis legal

LTE

Alun Buffry

Lancashire Telegraph, UK

May 16 2011

Drug comments were 'ill-judged'

LTE

Peter Reynolds

Northants Evening Telegraph, UK

May 11 2011

Cannabis is not linked to psychosis

LTE

Peter Reynolds

Evening Standard, London, UK

May 5 2011

Is taking cannabis dealers to court cost effective?

LTE

Alun Buffry

Peterborugh Evening Telegraph, UK

May 2 2011

Fresh Approach Needed to Drugs

LTE

Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, UK

Feb 13 2011

Cannabis Risks

LTE

Peter Reynolds

Mail on Sunday, UK

 

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