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Legalise Cannabis Alliance Votes To Return To Politics

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Last week the LCA announced the result of its membership ballot – that it would re-register as a political party and elect a leader.

Stuart Warwick

Two candidates are standing for the leadership:  Stuart Warwick and myself.  Voting will close on 14th February 2011 and the result will be announced a few days later.

At a meeting last Sunday, a new management committee was formed consisting of:

Don Barnard, PR & Political Liaison
Alun Buffry, Treasurer & Coordinator
Mark Palmer, IT & Media Development
Peter Reynolds, Speaker
Janice Wells, Secretary

Two official spokespersons were appointed:

Chris Baldwin
Stuart Warwick

Alun Buffry, co-founder of the LCA,  said:

“In 2006, LCA members voted to de-register as a political party in the mistaken belief that the Liberal Democrats and Greens would take up the complex issues surrounding the cannabis plant.  Sadly that did not happen.  Now, LCA members have voted to re-register as a political party.  The LCA will once again offer voters a platform to register their discontent over the unjust prosecution of victimless users of cannabis.”

Don Barnard added:

“I am over the moon that the membership has voted to get politically active again. I look forward to raising concerns about the dubious reasons for complete prohibition of the cannabis plant with government and parliamentarians.”

For myself, I am excited to be involved in the management committee and the leadership election.  Whatever the outcome, I will do my utmost to represent the LCA, its members and all cannabis users to the best of my ability.  It is time that the discrimination against millions of British citizens who choose to use cannabis was put back on the political agenda.  No longer can the misinformation and false propaganda put out by government ministers go unchallenged.

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  1. Congratulations 😀 I have setup a LCA Support Auction @ SeurBidz Auction ( ) And have donated 20 packets of Cheese BX to start off and I am requesting seed donations from all our resident breeders to enable us to auction some high value genetics with 100% of the proceeds going to the LCA we will even pack and ship at our expense. This will be an ongoing auction which will hopefully be rammed full of nice lines within weeks. and will run for as long as we have quality stock to donate.

    I will also be designing some Tshirts and mousemats for the LCA but will speak to you all regarding the design before making any official announcement.

    Onward and Upward




    February 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

  2. Good luck Stuart and Peter, hope you both do well for the LCA whatever the role. Good luck LCA too, lots of interest going on now and plenty of people willing to look with fresh eyes.

    I’ll be watching this all with great eagerness.

  3. Great news. Now the next big step is to reduce those membership fees! As discussed on the forum I believe that £24 a year is too much for many people (many simply WONT pay that and others CANT afford it!),and I know that a figure of around the £12 mark was mentioned and discussed. LCA now needs a big push for membership of what will now be an active political party with a real voice out there in media-land. What was the result of your discussions re membership fees?

    Very best of luck Peter.

    Lee Gramson

    February 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

  4. In that case, I’d say the first thing you should do is campaign for AV. Many don’t want to use their one and only FPTP vote on a single-issue party, but would be happy to give their first preference under AV to LCA.

    Even if there isn’t enough support to win a seat, those votes will also bring in ‘Short money’ that will cover costs and fund an expansion in campaigning, as well as much more accurately demonstrating the level of support.


    February 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  5. Dear Peter,
    I have written to you before and have prayed for the Legalisation Campaign.
    NOW is the time for the Government to Legalise Cannabis which will heal some of the anger young rioters are feeling at the moment.

    As a black person myself my role model is Louis Armstrong. He was a lifelong user of cannabis. He wrote to Eisenhower asking him to Legalise cannabis. He was one of the most creative, dynamic individuals to walk this planet. Without his innovations there would be no jazz. He wanted to include it in biography but his manager would not allow this. His smile, his ability to get on with so many people shows what cannabis can do to someone in a positive way.


    God luck with the campaign I believe it will happen soon.

    David Loney

    August 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

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