DON BARNARD: CANNABIS CAMPAIGNER: UK

SPEECHES AND INTERVIEWS

The Challenge: by Don Barnard and Alun Buffry

Déja vu! "Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana)

CANNABIS LAW AND DRUG TESTING

PRESS ARTICLES

Pro-cannabis event fails to draw crowds: Essex Chronicle, September 27 2015

Scotland: Make all cannabis users apply for licences, says drug expert: The Herald, September 19 2010

Pro-cannabis Activists Slam 'drug bust waste': Morning Star, August 17 2010

Draconian Penalties : Essex Chronicle, March 25 2010

Don Speaks on Radio City Talk: November 17 2009

Schizophrenia link to cannabis denied : The Sentinel, August 27 2009

Cannabis is good for you (if you're a pensioner): The Scostman, August 14 2009

Cannabis is Ruining Our Children's Lives: Wales on Sunday, October 5 2008

Insight Radio: 20 February 2008

Plea to Repeal Cannabis Laws: Essex Gazette, March 27 2007

Use Real Cannabis in Trials: Essex Gazette, February 12 2007

Holiday Girl Gets Sack After Drugs Test Failure: Hemel Today, January 10 2007

Sick People And Those Who Help Them Will Still Face Arrest And Possible Imprisonment: Hunts Post, Dec 27 2006

Cannabis Damages Your Brain Campaign Slammed: Norwich Evening News, October 24 2006

Can You Listen Without Prejudice?: Evening Telegraph, October 21 2006

Drugs Policy Discussed At The Highest Level: Essex Gazette, March 9 2006

Clarke Agrees To Meet Cannabis Group: Evening News, Norwich, March 4, 2006

Cannabis reclassification: Legalise Cannabis Alliance: Reclassification: politics.co.uk, January 9 2006

Government Should 'Get Real' Over Plans To Regrade Cannabis.: Essex Inquirer, January 12 2006

GMR radio interview also with Grannie Pat Tabram: GMR, 9 November, 2005

Cannabis meeting: Evening News, Norwich, June 2, 2005

'I'll Smoke Cannabis Despite What Courts Say': Lincolnshire Echo, May 28, 2005

2005 Election Special; Meet your Norwich South Candidates, Use Your Vote: Concrete, May 4, 2005

Don Barnard, 63, Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA): Evening News, Norwich, May 3 2005

Size Isn't Everything: Eastern Daily Press, April 30, 2005

About The Candidates: Don Barnard: Eastern Daily Press, April 27, 2005

Vote Dope: Concrete, April 21, 2005

Candidate Calls For Votes: The Advertiser, Norwich, April 15, 2005

Clarke's Concern Over Cannabis: Evening News, Norwich, March 19, 2005

Cannabis Campaign: Evening News, Norwich, March 12, 2005

Cannabis Campaign: Evening News, Norwich, March 11, 2005

Pro-Cannabis Conference: Evening News, Norwich, Feb 22, 2005

Drugs Activist Takes Debate To The Election: Essex Chronicle, Feb 17,2005

Cannabis Candidate: Evening News, Norwich, Feb 16, 2005

Challenge to Charles Clarke: Essex Gazette, Feb 15, 2005

Cannabis Alliance: Listen to us Clarke: Evening News, Norwich,, 28 Jan 2005

Cannabis Poses No Great Risk: East Anglian Daily Times, July 9, 2004

The Cannabis Debate: A Question Of Choice?: Sunderland Echo, May 21, 2004

Police To Remain Strict On Cannabis: Cherwell-on-line, 6 Feb, 2004

Turning Over A New Leaf: Herald and Post, Jan 29, 2004

Cannabis Downgrade Is 'Sign Of The Times' Says Labour MP: Essex Enquirer, Jan 29, 2004

Legalisation Is The Only Way Forward: Essex Chronicle, Jan 29, 2004

Cannabis Law 'Confusion Slammed: Essex Gazette, Jan 29, 2004

Mass Confusion' Claim On Cannabis Law Change.: Braintree & Witham Times, Jan 29, 2004

Roll Up, Roll Up!: Zoo magazine, Jan 24 2004

Campaigner Takes Cannabis Fight To Home Secretary: Braintree & Witham Weekly News, Jan 22., 2004

British Doctors Warn Against Marijuana Declassification: CNS News, Jan 21, 2004

Cannabis Campaign: Essex Gazette, Jan 14, 2004

Was It Right To Charge Cannabis Campaigner?: Hull Daily Mail, Jan 10, 2004

Cannabis Conundrum: Essex Gazette, Dec 31, 2003

Legalise Cannabis Website 'Blocked' By County Council: Essex Enquirer, Nov 20, 2003

Time For Drug Rethink: Essex Gazette, Nov 5, 2003

Cannabis Downgrade Is A ' Waste Of Time' Say MP's: Essex Gazette, Oct 30, 2003

Cannabis Issue Deserves Debate: Braintree Times, Oct 23, 2003

Can These Punishments Be Justified?: Evening News, Norwich,, Oct 16, 2003

Call For Debate on Council Drug Policy: Braintree Times, Sept 18, 2003

Case For Cannabis: Essex Gazette, Sept 8, 2003

Police Persecute Cannabis Users: Disability Now, Sept 1, 2003

MP Joins In Cannabis Row: The Argus, Worthing, Aug 29, 2003

Hospital In Cannabis Research: East Anglian Daily Times, Aug 21, 2003

Choosing To Take Just An Extra Risk: Evening News, Norwich, Aug 11, 2003

Cannabis Killed My Son: East Anglian Daily Times, July 17, 2003

Cannabis Campaign Highlights MS Victim: The Scotsman, July 16, 2003

MP Eric Pickles Has No Compassion: Essex Enquirer, July 10, 2003

Overdose Drama As Biz Charges Dropped: The Orcadian, July 3, 2003

Campaigner Urges Essex MP's To Support Cannabis: Essex Enquirer, June 26, 2003

Cannabis Warnings: Essex Gazette, Sept 12, 2002

What Is The Hidden Agenda Of The New Cannabis Laws?: East Anglian Daily Times, Sept 9, 2002

Southend Cannabis Cafe Is Planned: Essex Enquirer, Sept 2, 2002

Many Questions Still To Be Asked: Evening News, Norwich, Aug 8, 2002

Confused Over Smoke Signals: Essex Gazette, July 19, 2002

Campaigner Believes Plant Can Benefit Health: East Anglian Daily Times, July 11. 2002

More Cannabis Cafes To Open: BBC, May 31, 2002

Pressure Group Plans to Open Cannabis Cafe In Leicester: Leicester Mercury, May 29, 2002

Cannabis Grown To Ease Pain: Lincolnshire Echo, April 20, 2002

Listen To The Minority Too: April 16, 2002

York Cannabis Cafe: We Will Have To Wait And See: April 15, 2002

Cafe Debate Highlights Rights Issues: Essex Gazette, April 3, 2002

Braintree: Candidate Calls For Drugs Cafes : Essex Gazette,  Jan 16, 2002

Six To Contest By-Election: Essex Chronicle, Jan 10, 2002

Candidates Have Their Say: Braintree & Witham Times, Jan 10, 2002

Police Consider Enforcing Law At Cannabis Party : Anaova, Sept 3, 2001

Cannabis Party In The Park: Essex Chronicle, Aug 31, 2001

Storm Brews Over Firms' Proposed New Drug Policy - Testing Plans Breach Human Rights: Evening Gazette, Aug 10

Policy Needed on Hemp AS Building Material: Braintree & Witham Times,  May 10, 2001

They Need The War On Drugs : Essex Courier, May 2, 2001

Harmful Drug Or A Herbal Medicine For Pain Relief : Braintree & Witham Times, April 26, 2001

Questions About Cannabis: Colchester Evening Gazette, April 20, 2001

Debate Will Clear The Haze About Cannabis: Braintree & Witham Times, April 19, 2001

Legalising Cannabis Is Difficult : Colchester Evening Gazette , March 30, 2001

Abuse And Misuse: Oldgam Evening Chronicle,  March 29, 2001

Urine Screening Tests Unsafe : Essex Chronicle, March 23, 2001

Debate To Help Us With Cannabis Controversy: East Anglian Daily Times, March 1, 2001

Cannabis And Laws: Colchester Evening Gazette, Feb 28, 2001

What A Waste Of Money : Colchester Evening Gazette, Dec 13, 2000

Cannabis Hemp Could Revive The Rural Economy : East Anglian Daily Times,  Dec 6, 2000

Expensive Waste Of Time: Braintree & Witham Times, Nov 2, 2000

Cannabis And The Law: Colchester Evening Gazette  Nov 1, 2000

Issues Of Legalisation: Colchester Evening Gazette, Oct 24, 2000

End This Wasteful War on Cannabis: Essex Courier, Oct 21, 2000

Joint Confession Is Tip Of Iceberg: Evening News Norwich, Oct 18, 2000

Fancy a Debate?: Colchester Evening Gazette Oct 17, 2000

Change The Drug Policy: East Essex Evening Gazette Oct 9, 2000

A Case For Cannabis: Colchester Evening Gazette, Aug 30, 2000

Drug Controls Are Backfiring On Police: Essex Gazette, Aug 18, 2000

Drug Tests Are A Worry : Essex Chronicle, Aug 8, 2000

Why Continue Failed Policies?: Mid Essex Evening Gazette,April 15, 2000

Wrong Way to Deal with Drug Issue: Colchester Evening Gazette , April 11, 2000

Unfounded Fear Cutting Off Drug Debate: Braintree & Witham Times, April 6, 2000

Legalising Isn't Surrender: Mid Essex Evening Gazette, April 5, 2000

Deregulating Cannabis Is Not Giving Up On Law And Order: Evening Telegraph, Peterborough, March 31, 2000

Cannabis Case Proved The Need for Trial By Jury: East Anglian Daily Times, March 19, 2000

Let's Hear All Sides Of the Drugs Debate: East Anglian Daily Times, March 1, 2000

Drugs Talk Ban Would Be Sadistic: Evening News, Norwich, Feb 29, 2000

Drug Tests Can Go Too Far: East Anglian Daily Times, Jan 11, 2000

Drug-Drive Testing Over The Top: East Anglian Daily Times, Dec 6, 1999

Will Essex Police Be Tested?: Braintree & Witham Times, Sept 23, 1999

Environmental Consultation Document: Nov 27, 1998

Pro-Cannabis Campaigner's Plea On Report: Mid Essex Gazette, Sept 11, 1998

LINKS

THE CHALLENGE by Don Barnard and Alun Buffry

Don Barnard (public Figure) on Facebook

Legalise Cannabis Alliance Activities 1999 to 2011

What They did - UK Cannabis Campaigners and Others

LCA Election Results: Parliamentary, Local and County

Cananbis News, 1991 to date