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UKCSC are campaigning to reform cannabis laws in the UK that impact people’s normal lives. We want to see people given the right to grow and cultivate at home unimpeded, similar to the way homebrewing is legal and decriminalised. It’s rational, practical and won’t cause harm to anyone or society.
We want to see Cannabis Social Clubs able to legally register with their local council and be able to produce and provide tested cannabis products in a safe, friendly social space for consumers to relax in and enjoy. Cannabis Social Clubs offer a unique space for adults, whether they are patients or perfectly healthy, to share cannabis and each other’s company. UKCSC provides a support network for all kinds of cannabis consumers, helping provide information, education as well as legal and civil advice and support if it is needed.
A policy for cannabis social clubs will create legal trade, legal jobs and remove unnecessary risk from society and people’s personal lives, while generating another form of tax for the country’s public services. Everyone that needs to wins.
The work we do.
UKCSC have: built a network of 70 Cannabis Social Clubs in the UK; helped two political parties change their drugs policy to commit to legalising cannabis possession and cultivation, with the explicit commitment to include cannabis social clubs in the legislation. We have also gained support for our tagged plant collective and club model from seven Police Crime Commissioners, spoken at policy conferences in Parliaments in England and Wales, appeared on every major news channel to talk about your rights; and launched our own magazine The Quarter Leaf, which is available for free to help inform and educate the passing public, community, politicians and health professionals about the work that the activist community undertakes.
UKCSC offers vital support to patients and home growers that have been raided by the police and offer support throughout their court case, often speaking to police, solicitors, barristers, probation services and turning up to show support in front of a judge. It is so important that we do not leave those being persecuted behind even though some people are able to get a prescription now if they can afford it.
At a time when “Medical Cannabis” is apparently legal but almost completely unattainable, the UK Cannabis Social Clubs have created a social solution to a problem created by prohibition. Club members grow and share their cannabis to make sure the most vulnerable people in our communities are not left abandoned by their community in the way they have been by their government. These are the unsung heroes who need supporting when the debate is in the public eye.
UKCSC provide spokespeople for cannabis reform issues to the media on a regular basis and speak on behalf of the rights of cannabis consumers. This is so important. The need for freedom and gaining back our rights cannot be expressed by corporate cannabis campaigners who have, as they are so proud to claim, “never smoked a joint in their life”. We cannot allow policy and debate to be shaped by people who have no interest in our culture or the problems we face due to current policy.
Currently cannabis is a hot topic in the mainstream media. There is a news story about it almost every day and political developments are getting more than their fair share of the headlines. But this isn’t enough to ensure that when the inevitable legalisation happens that our call for rights as consumers are going to be taken seriously or even listened to at all.
Why we need your help.
Big Cannabis Business has already started muscling in on the UK industry, trying to ensure that medical cannabis is as far as the UK is willing to go for the next 5-10 years in order to secure a monopoly. This is simply not good enough for the majority of consumers and people growing their own at home now. The law needs to change sooner and it needs to take into account the concerns and suggestions of people that have been involved in the UK cannabis industry for decades.
We must make our own news stories. We must not rely on the papers to shape the debate or the huge budgets of Big Cannabis companies to influence the public. The press is where we need to start shaping the debate. So we need to be prepared to fight our own battle and send out our own messages. And it needs to be a prolonged and strategic plan of attack.
The ‘Right To Grow’ in the media.
The UKCSC strongly believes that we must run a national mainstream media campaign that puts the right to grow at the heart of the debate. This will include billboard messages, and public speaking events hosted locally around the UK to get the public involved and aware of the discussion. We aim to gain the support of celebrities and well known public figures to help make it feel safe for politicians to start backing the rights of their constituents due to the growing tide of changing perception.
This is of course a mammoth task but it is certainly achievable. And that’s why we need your help. There are Press Relations teams working on behalf of Big Cannabis companies in Canada and America and internationally, lobbying to try and get their products in the hands of patients. We have seen recently that this is costing vulnerable people £250 for an appointment and £700 for an ounce. We know UKCSC have a much better alternative for a policy for the people – the right to grow.
If you can make a donation to the UK Cannabis Social Clubs campaign fund it would go towards making a significant difference in the way we can move forward in the fight for cannabis consumer rights for British citizens.