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“In years to come, the attitudes that now prevail towards people that choose cannabis will be as politically incorrect as racism, homophobia or denying women the vote.
Cannabis is one of God’s greatest gifts with which mankind has had a symbiotic relationship since the dawn of time.
The prohibition experiment of the last 80 years has been a disaster. A rational approach will bring enormous benefits to our country, save billions in wasted expenditure, create thousands of new jobs, cut crime and disorder, provide tremendously safe and effective relief to millions in pain and disability.
The man, the genius, the inspiration that the whole world is feting and eulogising; it turns out he’s just another one of those dirty, disgusting, scumbag drug users.
The estate of Albert Hoffman, inventor of LSD, with exquisite timing, has released correspondence with Steve Jobs, a keen advocate for and user of psychedelic drugs.
David Cameron and Theresa May would have him sent to jail like Casey Hardison for 20 years.
Barack Obama would have him renditioned to wherever he wanted him and subjected to special interrogation techniques.
The Daily Mail and these days, to its eternal shame, even The Independent would have him ostracised, demonised, castigated and excluded.
I know who I think is smart and I know who I know is stupid.
A great man and a great example. The contrast between his intelligence and the ruling oligarchy is startling.
Probably the worst part of becoming leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR) has been learning how to deal with the abuse and vitriolic jealousy that has been directed at me.
In fact it started even before my election when I set up the British Medicinal Cannabis Register (BMCR). Immediately, some individuals accused me of being an undercover cop, of trying to cheat medicinal users into incriminating themselves. I was astonished at the divisiveness, backstabbing and bitterness within the cannabis community. I was accused of making money out of it and exploitation – ridiculous ideas to anyone with an ounce of common sense
You will know the rest. It got even worse. A Peter Reynolds “hate site” was set up by a psychotic breakaway from UK420 which made a series of completely ludicrous and false allegations about me. Everything I had ever said about myself was untrue, apparently. I was said to be a fascist, a Jew hater, a racist, etc, etc, etc.
I published evidence of my previous work and the trolls and numpties faded away – but not completely. Even in quite close proximity, some who you might expect to be supportive of the progress we have achieved recently, have grumbled and groaned and suggested that I have not been truthful about my record in the cannabis campaign. Those who prefer to look backwards rather than forwards continue to quibble.
Last week my ex-wife cleared out her loft. My sons salvaged a copy of the report I submitted to the Home Affairs committee nearly 30 years ago. It was in 1983, not in 1978 as I had said previously - which will probably bring yet more accusations!
So here it is, printed on a daisy wheel printer, with finger marks and smudges intact. It’s amazing really because this was written even before the discovery of the endocannabinoid system and that is the only real difference in the argument I presented then from what I would say today.
Download the leaflet here.
Please print and distribute widely.