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The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) is a political party registered in the United Kingdom with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem. In common with cannabis (or marijuana) parties[1] in other countries, the party's aims are not exclusively about the use of cannnabis as a drug, but this is an important feature of them. The party highlights also the way prohibition of cannabis cultivation tends to prevent or severely restrict cultivation for a variety of purely non-drug purposes, as well as questioning the value of distinctions between recreational and therapeutic use of cannabis-based drugs. Image File history File links Marijuana. ... Image File history File links Marijuana. ... Jump to: navigation, search A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... Jump to: navigation, search Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. ... Marijuana parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalise cannabis. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cannabis plant can be dried or otherwise processed to yield products containing large concentrations of compounds that have medicinal and psychoactive effects when ingested, usually by smoking or eating. ... Tillage (American English), or cultivation (UK) is the agricultural preparation of the soil to receive seeds. ... Recreation is often distinguished from leisure. ... Look up Therapy on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Therapy (in Greek: θεραπεία) or treatment is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. ...


In Cannabis: legalise and utilise (2000) the LCA declared its beliefs as follows: Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ...

  • The use of cannabis ought to be a matter of choice and not of law
  • The prohibition of cannabis is against the public interest
  • The prohibition of cannabis contravenes Human Rights
  • The prohibition of cannabis inhibits the use of a beneficial resource
  • The legalisation of cannabis is a very important step that should be taken to benefit the people and the environment
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Cannabis: legalise and utilise

Cannabis: legalise and utilise (ISBN 0-9535693-1-4) was published by the Legalise Cannabis Alliance (PO Box 198, Norwich, Norfolk, UK - NR3 3WB), in 2000 and it served in the 2001 UK general election as the party's election manifesto. This manifesto devoted over 60 pages to the 'single issue' of cannabis legalisation, and it was packed with cannabis-related detail and references. Jump to: navigation, search Norwich (pronounced variously Norritch or Norridge) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England, and the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... Jump to: navigation, search A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ...


The manifesto included sections discussing or noting:

  • The principles, aims and proposals of the LCA
  • The environmental (ecological) potential of hemp (Cannabis)
  • Legislation characterising cannabis as generally a drug of abuse
  • The reality of any distinction between medicinal and recreational use
  • The history of cannabis-related legislation in the UK
  • The human rights issues of drug testing
  • Cannabis use and driving performance
  • A summary of the nutritional characteristics of hemp seed (sourced from Hempseed Organics)
  • Cannabis-related laws in seventeen different countries apart from the UK
  • Beliefs and propaganda about cannabis' adverse drug effects
  • The relevance (or irrelevance) of 'harm reduction' in relation to cannabis use

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History

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Cannabis grown for fibre

In 1992 the Campaign to Legalise Cannabis International was formed in Norwich to fight politically for the legalisation of cannabis worldwide and, under the name Legalise Cannabis Alliance, this organisation was registered as a political party in the United Kingdom in March 1999. Registration occurred after Howard Marks had stood as a legalise cannabis candidate in four different constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the 1997 general election: Norwich North, Norwich South, Southampton Test and Neath. In the same general election Buster Nolan described himself as the New Millennium, New Way, Legalise Cannabis candidate in Braintree. Hemp farm image from Hemp for Victory File links The following pages link to this file: Industrial hemp Hemp Categories: Public domain images ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Howard Marks is a Wales-born author who studied physics at Balliol College, Oxford. ... The United Kingdom has now four bodies with members elected by constituencies: The House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Scottish Parliament The Welsh Assembly The Northern Ireland Assembly The House of Commons has over 600 constituencies representing the whole of the United Kingdom. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... Norwich North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Norwich South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Southampton Test is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Creation 1918 MP Peter Hain Party Labour Type House of Commons County West Glamorgan EP constituency Wales Neath is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Braintree is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


The first official LCA candidate in a House of Commons election was Colin Paisley in the November 1999 Kensington and Chelsea byelection. He took 141 (0.7%) of the votes. The second was Derrick Large in the May 2000 Romsey byelection. He took 417 (1.1%) of the votes. Creation 1997 MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind Party Conservative Type House of Commons County Greater London EP constituency London Kensington and Chelsea is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea, the Rt. ... Romsey is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Conservative Member of Parliament Michael Colvin was killed in a house fire at his home on February 24, 2000. ...


In the June 2001 general election the LCA had candidates in 13 constituencies. Their best result was in Workington, where John Peacock took 1040 (2.5%) of the votes cast. The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


In January 2004 cannabis prohibition in the UK was relaxed. Cannabis had been a class B substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: it became a class C substance. Many people saw this change as virtual 'decriminalisation': it was a long way short of full legalisation. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is the Act of Parliament that controls narcotics possession, use and trafficking in the United Kingdom. ...


In the May 2005 general election the LCA contested 21 constituencies. This was 8 more than in the 2001 general election, but included only 6 that had been contested in that previous election. In all these 6 constituencies the LCA suffered a fall in its share of the vote, and the average share across 21 constituencies was well down from that across the previous 13. Their best results were in Orkney and Shetland, Worthing East and Shoreham and Leigh. In Orkney and Shetland, Paul Cruickshank took 1.8% of the votes. Thomas Hampson in Leigh and Chris Baldwin in Worthing East and Shoreham both took 1.5% of the votes. The governing Labour Party, led by Tony Blair, was looking to secure a third consecutive term in office and to retain a large majority. ... Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Worthing East and Shoreham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leigh is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Alun Buffry is perhaps the key figure in the party's organisation to date. This article needs to be wikified. ...


2005 general election performance

Constituencies: Candidates: Votes: Share (%): Change:
Canterbury Rocky van de Benderskum 326 0.7 N/A
Carlisle* Lezley Gibson 343 1.0 -0.6
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Sid James Whitworth 272 0.7 N/A
Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South Alex Daszak 236 0.6 N/A
Conwy Tim Evans 193 0.6 N/A
Dorset South Vic Hamilton 282 0.6 N/A
Great Yarmouth Michael Skipper 389 0.9 N/A
Hull East Carl Wagner 182 0.6 N/A
Hull North* Carl Wagner 179 0.6 -1.1
Leigh Thomas Hampson 415 1.5 N/A
Neath Pat Tabram 334 0.9 N/A
Norwich South* Don Barnard 219 0.5 -1.0
Orkney and Shetland Paul Cruickshank 311 1.8 N/A
Penrith and the Border* Mark Gibson 549 1.2 -0.8
Surrey East Winston Matthews 410 0.8 N/A
Swansea West Steve Pank 218 0.7 N/A
Vale of Clwyd Jeff Ditchfield 286 0.9 N/A
Workington* John Peacock 381 1.0 -1.5
Worthing East and Shoreham* Chris Baldwin 677 1.5 -0.6
Worthing West Chris Baldwin 550 1.2 N/A
Ynys Mon Tim Evans 232 0.7 N/A
*Contested also in the general election of June 2001

Please see LCA in UK Parliament elections for details of performance in other elections. Jump to: navigation, search Canterbury is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Carlisle is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Carmathen East and Dinefwr is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conwy is an electoral constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dorset South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Great Yarmouth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hull East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hull North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leigh is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Creation 1918 MP Peter Hain Party Labour Type House of Commons County West Glamorgan EP constituency Wales Neath is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Norwich South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Penrith and The Border is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Surrey East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search Swansea West is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Vale of Clwyd is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Worthing East and Shoreham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Worthing West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Ynys Môn is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... LCA is short for Legalise Cannabis Alliance, a political party in the United Kingdom. ...


Footnote

  • 1. ^  The use of marijuana as an English name for cannabis can be traced to the US Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 and to US newspaper usage of the 1920s and 30s. Most readers of the time would not have recognised marijuana as a name for something they themselves might be using as a prescribed medicine. The Marijuana Tax Act had the effect of prohibitting virtually all uses of cannabis, including both medicical or therapeutic use and non-drug industrial uses. Cultivation and use of cannabis (known also as hemp) was already controlled. In 1937 however, prohibition of medical use seems to have been quite unexpected by the American Medical Association and to have been against their advice. In the UK this particular prohibition was not introduced until 1971 when the Misuse of Drugs Act was passed. The marijuana name is Latin American in origin and the US legislation of 1937 represented obviously racist opinion about drug use.

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See also

The British Legalise Cannabis Campaigns originated in the 1970s. ... Jump to: navigation, search Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cannabis plant can be dried or otherwise processed to yield products containing large concentrations of compounds that have medicinal and psychoactive effects when ingested, usually by smoking or eating. ... Cannabis reclassification in the United Kingdom refers to the transfer of cannabis to a different Class of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. ... Industrial hemp is a number of varieties of Cannabis sativa L. that are intended for agricultural and industrial purposes. ... Marijuana parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalise cannabis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Many countries have laws regarding the cultivation, possession, supply or use of cannabis (hemp). ... Jump to: navigation, search Cannabis sativa extract. ...

External link

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Legalise Cannabis Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (883 words)
The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) is a political party registered in the United Kingdom with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem.
Cannabis: legalise and utilise (ISBN 0-9535693-1-4) was published by the Legalise Cannabis Alliance (PO Box 198, Norwich, Norfolk, UK - NR3 3WB), in 2000 and it served in the 2001 UK general election as the party's election manifesto.
In 1992 the Campaign to Legalise Cannabis International was formed in Norwich to fight politically for the legalisation of cannabis worldwide and, under the name Legalise Cannabis Alliance, this organisation was registered as a political party in the United Kingdom in March 1999.
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