Outlaw Says Cannabis Possession Is Legal If You Say This To The Police

In a recent blog post on his website, balaclava-clad activist Outlaw has declared that cannabis is legal and that the police have no grounds to charge or prosecute anyone in possession of it. 

If you agree with his blog post, all you need to do is inform the police that you are not ‘unlawfully’ in possession of any ‘controlled’ substance.

“Cannabis Is legal”

The activist slash music producer proclaims: 

“Cannabis is legal – that’s what I believe. It’s your choice whether you agree with me or not. 

“The fact is, I’ve been detained by the police every time I’ve publicly handed out cannabis and I’ve never been charged, fined, prosecuted, stopped or even identified.”

He goes on, “My free service ‘Outlaw Legal Aid’ has had collectively over 100 acquittals / dismissals / no further actions for the accusation of unlawful cannabis possession / use.

“I’ve been telling my supporters for over a year now – If you’re unsure;  accept nothing, dispute everything and request evidence for all claims made.”

Outlaw says that there is no point challenging the law (despite it infringing on our human rights) as many have tried, because “no amount of evidence will allow you to challenge the law as a defence, even if the judge agrees with you.”

What to do if you get caught with weed

If you get found in possession of cannabis in the UK, Outlaw recommends not saying anything to the police that you don’t want to be mentioned in court. After all, anything you do say can and will be used against you. 

Instead, if you are going to say anything, say something that you do want mentioned later in court. Outlaw would say, “I’m not unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance”. 

This sentence expresses your belief that the substance you are in possession of is not controlled (or that you are legally in possession of a controlled substance), and that you are not breaking the law by being in possession of it. It uses their terminology and challenges them to prove their claims. 

“If I’m arrested and questioned, I repeat myself – I don’t explain myself – ‘I’m not unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance’. The only thing I would mention to the police is what I will later rely on in order to successfully defend myself,” Outlaw says.

Is cannabis legal? 

Outlaw’s claims that cannabis is legal and therefore its use and possession is defendable. He first points to the Government’s own list of drugs controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation, which does not list ‘cannabis’ as not a controlled or scheduled substance. 

While the Home Office continues to advise that ‘cannabis is a prohibited schedule one substance with no medicinal value’, Outlaw points out that the contradiction that ‘cannabis based medicinal products’ are legal with medicinal value. 

“With that considered”, he follows up, “most cannabis and its use fits the criteria for a legal ‘cannabis based medicinal product’, known as a ‘CBMP’”

CBMP’s are described as “cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans” which…

(a) is or contains cannabis, cannabis resin, cannabinol or a cannabinol derivative (not being dronabinol or its stereoisomers);

(b) is produced for medicinal use in humans; and—

(c) is—

(i) a medicinal product, or

(ii) a substance or preparation for use as an ingredient of, or in the production of an ingredient of, a medicinal product.

Outlaw writes that, “If a person is using or in possession of a ‘cannabis product’ for a simple medicinal reason (not medical reason), the cannabis could be a legal CBMP.”

Because the rules are different, when it comes to growing, supplying, or driving under the influence of cannabis, such a defence would not be expected to work.  

Law change in 2022?

Outlaw states that he doesn’t want to see one more lost job, ruined life or another family torn apart “due to the government continuing the pantomime that is the mis-used, Misuse of Drugs Act.”

He is currently paying the legal fees for many people to avoid cannabis charges with his current defences and in 2022 he says he’ll be “appealing lots of decisions in order to set a legal precedent”.


Back in the day, an outlaw was not necessarily someone who chose to live outside of the law. It was often someone who, for whatever reason, was no longer protected by the law. 

However, in modern day Britain, our cannabis laws do not protect anyone. In fact, they harm many of us. Which is why Outlaw has empowered himself, and now others, with the information needed to use their own outdated laws against them. 

He defiantly states: “A prosecution/caution for cannabis possession/use will not be successful if it has not been agreed that the substance is a controlled substance and the prosecution cannot prove that it is.”

So, if you’re being charged with an offence, do not challenge the law as a defence. Use the laws to your advantage and “accept nothing, dispute everything and request the evidence for all claims made.”

Read Outlaw’s blog post, ‘Cannabis is legal’ – The start of OUTLAW’s unofficial decriminalisation, here

And check out his book, Policing The Police, here.  

10 Comments on “Outlaw Says Cannabis Possession Is Legal If You Say This To The Police”

  1. It’s extraordinary how for the sake of ego, he has managed to convince himself of this. It’s like saying that black is white or gravity doesn’t work if you say the right words.

    There is merit in the advice to that use the form of words ‘I am not unlawfully in possession of any controlled substance’ and to put the prosecution to proof of every aspect of the charge but this doesn’t mean that cannabis is legal. It just means that, if charges or dropped or you are acquitted, you have defended yourself successfully.

    It remains an enormous risk to take such a case to trial in the Crown Court though. If convicted and I suspect a jury trial would result in a conviction, the penalty for possession is up to five years in jail. And if you take a case this far and fail, any judge is bound to punish you for it.

    1. It’s not egonif he hides his face, he could have no Bali and be famous now. Who are you, the other cannabis person we should be looking at lol shut up

    2. A 58 year old woman had her house raided by police in Peebles recently for 25g of cannabis. She uses cannabis for arthritis pain. She pleaded guilty!! Imagine how horrible this would have been for her. I can not understand her lawyer. I can not understand how police have time for this, and I can not understand how a judge gives an ill gran a criminal record. Yes, she paid a small fine, but come on! So many people are persecuted, incarcerated, fined, have records. I agree with Outlaw. Tell em ur Not Guilty!

      1. Why don’t you apply for a cancard. So you can use cannabis / for medical reasons. I have epilepsy and have 1

      2. Yes of course that’s a disgrace! But Outlaw never told the court “Not guilty”, as the case never progressed that far. As others have stated on here, it would take a very brave or foolish person to take this to crown court (assuming the cannabis WASN’T prescribed. As the defendant would need to answer the courts questions, including where it was obtained.

        Of course, up until this point the defendant does have the right to silence. Yes it’s very sensible to force the prosecution to prove guilt. They will drop the case in advance if guilt can’t be proven.

        Outlaw’s recommendation of using the police interview to state your defence (and nothing more), would most likely be to his detriment in court. The very worst thing (court wise) is to do a partial police interview, as the court will view this as adverse inference! Luckily, only a court can take this into account, not the police or prosecution service. If an accusation WAS likely to proceed to a prosecution, then EITHER do a full interview, OR a silent/no comment interview. Rob Warner (look up his Crimebodge site) has written articles about this.

    3. What are your credentials,
      Bet you can’t even roll a joint,before you saw money in the product legally,you and folk like you wasn’t interested at all

  2. What are your credentials,
    Bet you can’t even roll a joint,before you saw money in the product legally,you and folk like you wasn’t interested at all

  3. Why don’t you apply for a cancard. So you can use cannabis / for medical reasons. I have epilepsy and have 1

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