Monday, 29 March 2021






Right to respect for private and family life

1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.


Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.

2. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

UNLESS it can be shown that the possession or cultivation of cannabis for own use or the consumption and / or sharing of cannabis alone or with others, poses a risk to “public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others”, then any interference by any authority with the Rights under Article 8 and 9 IS CONTRARY TO Human Rights Act 1998, and CONSTITUTES AN OFFENCE IN LAW.


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Campaign to stop people growing their own cannabis at home

 I was thinking of starting a campaign to arrest all the people in the UK that defy the law and grow their own cannabis or possess and consume cannabis even in their own homes ....

 ... then I thought, oh yeah, there's been a campaign like that going on since at least the 1960's
and what's more it has had BILLIONS of pounds made available by all the Governments since then, thousands of police available at their call, supported by BOTH the two large UK political parties, members and leaders of churches and the media ...
and yet they have FAILED miserably - not only that but they have opened up an illicit market for far more risky substances and driven people to addictive, dangerous and often weakly effective pharmaceutical prescription pills
plus there are more people growing and consuming cannabis than ever before, even smoking it in the parks and on the streets PLUS they have opened the gateway for large criminal organisations that sell at high prices and often bad quality and contaminated cannabis
an estimated 300,000 people growing and several million regular consumers, with just about 135,000 police in England and Wales ....
What a costly, ineffective and badly run campaign that has been!
And people say the campaign to legalise cannabis has gotten nowhere.
Thing is we, every one of us in some way, has paid for that prohibition enforcement campaign and few of us have contributed to the anti-prohibition campaign. Just imagine if the legalisation campaigns had even a tiny fraction of what we have paid in taxes to enforce a law against ourselves.


Thursday, 18 March 2021

In Memory of Don Barnard RIP

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: protest powers factsheet

Referring to The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 and control over protests

Phil Monk of We The Undersigned, wrote on his Facebook page:

"I wish I knew how to stop the Bill !

"Heading Into a new level of legislation of control that has just changed our campaigning landscape completely
"A whole load of new laws and rights (what remain) need to become familiar with to not fall foul of them
"Some truly sinister recent legislation that Britain is becoming a Corporatocratic policed State
"My Gut tells me we need to start uniting into a new political part or to engage with and help grow a different suitable party
"But the entire system is rotten to the core...meaning all this could inevitably result in a dystopian empoverished British nation with hardships leading to violent uprising and insurrection of a super wealthy and power abusing elite
"This could all be a great novel if not such a,disturbing reality
"It seems there has been a lot of controlled opposition to rob the People of their rights in the guise of protecting public health.
"I suppose we could arrange carnivals instead or silent protests?"

My reply:

"There is nothing new in this; it has been planned for decades and somewhat an inevitable attempt by the Governments, not only ours, to keep control in a world where population is growing so fast with such damage by industry to individuals and inevitable protests over the environmental and economic collapses that capitalism leads to - hence the drive by people such as Elon Musk to get us off the planet and whilst we are still here, trace our every move and word and limit our freedom and control our money, education, communication, transport and even entertainment - "they" already control the news and rug elections.
"Fact is freedom is mostly an inner experience - I reckon I was one of the most free men in prison because I refused to see it as them locking me up - I used to bang my own cell door closed before they had the chance; and lockdown which to me has never been lockdown just restrictions has not been a problem, because I am not a number, I am a free man, even when locked up.
"That does not mean that I approve of what the tyrants are doing or will not resist, it means I will not let them grind me down."


Monday, 8 March 2021

A message of peace, love, joy, contentment and understanding


Seems to me that so many people live their lives in fear - that is why insurance business booms. People are scared to not take a vaccine and others are scared to take it. People that know cannabis will help ease their suffering are scared to try it. People buy make up and deodorants because they are scared they may look ugly or smell natural (try washing!). People are scared of groups of youths on the streets, or foreigners, scared of not conforming. And government and advertising agencies perpetuated that.

Why do we live our lives in fear. Christianity tells us God is within, as does Islam, Hinduism, Jains and Jews; Buddhists tell us the whole universe is within. Why then do people feel weak and vulnerable.We know life ends, inevitably, for all of us

We know that this world will never give us the love and peace and freedom that we all want. Even the most rich and famous and powerful, healthy and strong, never get what they want from this world.

Most of us have felt love and peace and contentment and it is so obvious that we felt it inside ourselves, not outside. Maybe outer circumstances enabled us to experience those inner feelings for a while and doing more and more of the same thing or relying on outer circumstances does not work.

So why does it take us so long to WAKE up and realise that the smell of the coffee, or whatever,maybe outside but after a while it wears off and all along it was the APPRECIATION that was vital.

When will we learn that those inner experiences exist all the time, every second, if we can only tune into them without having to change the outer world. That we can feel love and peace EVEN when there is no love or peace outside. That we can feel joy and contentment even when not everything outside is perfect.

So the only question is really - HOW? Who has that key and how can we get it.

There may be lots of ways, maybe lots of people that can show us how, give us a gift we already have.

I know of only one in my lifetime and what he showed to me is still of such tremendous value to me which is why I want to help others to find it, within themselves. His name is Prem Rawat

Monday, 1 March 2021

Mirhleft 1976


Mirhleft, Moroccan Atlantic coast fishing village pretty much as it looked when I was there is 1976. We used to get our smoke and fresh fish daily from 'Mohammed Le Pecheur' as he walked up teh street with his daily catch, and slow cook it with some few onions and vegetable in a traditional charcoal tagine pot- a spoon of oil, a spoon of water, a pinch or salt and pepper and leave it cook for hours. I was always wonderful to eat. We stayed there 2 weeks then went to Agadir, which we hated. So we went back to Mirhleft for another 4 weeks.
Mirhleft is a village grand
Made of pink rock and yellow sand.
It's good to laze besides the sea,
And sit and watch, just you and me,
The sunset or the street outside,
Where nothing changes with the tide.
Mirhleft, village by the sea,
A place to stay if you'd be free.
A place to sit and rest a while,
Watch the donkeys single file,
Walking up and down the street-
Burdened in this sticky heat.
And I wonder why those men,
Walk up the street and back again;
Maybe it's to look at me,
Watching them whilst drinking tea?
Sitting outside in the sun,
Wondering what they do for fun.
Then I dream that we ride our bikes,
Or catch a bus or go hitch-hike,
Up the valleys, over mountains,
Rivers deep and magic fountains,
Fields of kif and grass and hash,
Where together we can rest, smashed!
But I return to hotel room,
Where all the morn and afternoon,
We can lay and smoke and play,
But in this place one has to pay:
Five Dirhams a gram:
"C'est n'est pas cher, man!"#