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Complainant Name:
Peter Reynolds

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Peter Reynolds, Leader of the political party Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article that contained a number of inaccuracies relating to cannabis. He was particularly concerned that the article had implied that the findings of a recent study by the University of Bristol into the effect of CP55940 on the brain, were that one cannabis joint could bring on schizophrenia.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following statement:

A report on research by the University of Bristol on 26 October was headlined ‘One cannabis joint ‘can bring on schizophrenia'.' We are happy to clarify that, as the article explained, the research on rats found that the active ingredient in cannabis could induce symptoms similar to schizophrenia, rather than schizophrenia itself.

Date Published: 03/05/2012

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