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CLEAR Announces New Policy On Home Cultivation Of Cannabis

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In the past, CLEAR has refused to carry advertising or information from seed banks.  The view we have taken is that although seeds are perfectly legal until germinated, promoting them is precious close to incitement to break the law and the position that we have maintained is to promote reform of the law.

Our position on this has changed.

Typical small grow tent 60cm x 60cm

Cannabis for medical use is no longer a matter for the criminal law. However, the absurd NHS guidelines are preventing doctors from prescribing freely. The entire purpose of the reforms is being subverted by ignorance. The doctors responsible for the guidance are preferring their own cowardice, reluctance to learn and the comfort of established prejudice rather than patients’ best interests.

People who need cannabis as medicine, unless they are fortunate enough to have one of the very few well informed doctors, have only two choices – go private, where doctors will typically make more independent decisions, or continue to source their medicine from the criminal market.

In these circumstances the ethical and economic choice is to grow your own.

With modern equipment, for an investment of just £200 – £300, one or two autoflowering plants can be grown in a purpose-designed tent with a modest power lamp, perhaps 250 watts, and odour filtration.  It takes only a little practice to produce a reliable harvest of 100 – 150 grams of high quality bud every three months, sufficient for most personal needs.

Although technically this remains a criminal offence, provided you are discreet and respectful of others, there is very little chance of detection and there is hardly any enforcement going on anyway.  The police don’t have the time and resources to deal with violent crime and burglaries, let alone someone growing for peronsal use only.  If you have a medical condition for which there is evidence cannabis can help, the chances of being prosecuted for one or two plants are very small.

Written by Peter Reynolds

November 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

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  1. Common sense advice! It’s the real reason why they do not like cannabis as a medicine! The ability to grow your own!

    Stephen Brophy

    November 25, 2018 at 3:45 am

  2. Good change of policy, most decent seed banks such as Green House Seeds do a range of strains with a thc and cbd ratio of 1:1 along with their none medical strains.
    You are right with an investment of about £200 you can get a small tent and LED lamp and harvest a few oz every 3 months, auto flowering plants are easy to start with, you can learn about photo periods and lots other fascinating things, gardening is a very relaxing and rewarding hobby.
    This is part of the problem, Babylon loves the idea of the revenue the black market generates and right now they are desperately trying to work out how to box it off and get their share of the loot.
    Which is just upping the anti now for the criminals and the violence increases to protect their revenue streams they know times are changing and we are moving into a new space.
    The struggle goes on
    As Peter points out dibble haven’t the resources or the inclination to be prosecuting people for cultivation for personal use, and they know that prohibition is the problem and they are part of it enforcing it.
    So brothers and sisters get busy buy some beans and grow yourself some high grade collie weed for relief from your ills or for recreational use or to give thanks and praises.
    Lets put those crazy bald heads out of business and chase em out a town!


    December 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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