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#269777 7-Apr-2020 17:44
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So as of 1st of April medicinal cannabis prescriptions became legal.

CBD oil has been legal for a long time, but its not effective on the brain, THC is required. But like CBD works as anti inflammatory for the body cells, THC concentrates on the brain solely I believe.

Anyway here is the info. 

The bottle neck is awaiting Buds. Which isnt expected until October. 

Its a bit like poor ACT where the state legalised Cannabis and 2 plants each, but Federal law still bans it, however in Canberra its the most decriminalised where most just get confiscation. Clearly depending on dealing or personal supply.

https://norml.org.nz/nzs-medicinal-cannabis-scheme-takes-effect-what-it-means-for-you/

 

 


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  #2456603 7-Apr-2020 17:52
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So tempting ...





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  #2456605 7-Apr-2020 17:54
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Half of this reads like you were high when you wrote it.


 
 
 
 


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  #2456616 7-Apr-2020 18:27
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Wasn't the first 20 rants you made about this enough already. We get it already.

 

You aren't going to convince anyone with those "arguments", especially not the ones who aren't inclined anyways, you are more likely to alienate those sitting on the fence about it.

 

 


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  #2456619 7-Apr-2020 18:35
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Why is sh*t like this even on a technology forum? Cant it be taken to the trademe forums or stuff comments instead?




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  #2456621 7-Apr-2020 18:39
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yeah fair point, ill edit it to just leave the health stuff


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  #2456624 7-Apr-2020 18:42
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gehenna:

 

Half of this reads like you were high when you wrote it.

 

 

have you read any more of their posts....


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  #2456628 7-Apr-2020 18:47
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NumPy:

Why is sh*t like this even on a technology forum? Cant it be taken to the trademe forums or stuff comments instead?



Please please please

 
 
 
 


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  #2456631 7-Apr-2020 18:50
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TeaLeaf:

 

yeah fair point, ill edit it to just leave the health stuff

 

 

Or just update one of your many other similar threads with an update and remove this one completely perhaps?


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  #2456699 7-Apr-2020 19:43
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Alright settle down it's not a pile-on

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  #2456760 7-Apr-2020 23:56
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I think I'll be voting against, thanks. Having had a relative who threw away a large part of her life on drugs, sorry, I'm not convinced of the benefits.


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  #2458776 10-Apr-2020 09:58
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Anyone who still doubts the benefits of medicinal cannabis should read this.

 

I am in favour of legalisation across the board, recreational, medicinal, whatever, but at the very least, medicinal. Too many people have listened to reefer madness nonsense over the years and have had their critical faculties blunted by this hysterical abolitionist propaganda pushed by the US alcohol lobby. Innumerable people have suffered because of this emotion-based idiocy. 

 

No, cannabis is not harmless. Any substance has the potential to cause harm when abused. But the harm caused by criminalisation is many times worse. Either take a fair look at the real evidence, or get out of the way. It is way past time for this injustice to be remedied.

 

 

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

Anyone who still doubts the benefits of medicinal cannabis should read this.

 

I am in favour of legalisation across the board, recreational, medicinal, whatever, but at the very least, medicinal. Too many people have listened to reefer madness nonsense over the years and have had their critical faculties blunted by this hysterical abolitionist propaganda pushed by the US alcohol lobby. Innumerable people have suffered because of this emotion-based idiocy. 

 

No, cannabis is not harmless. Any substance has the potential to cause harm when abused. But the harm caused by criminalisation is many times worse. Either take a fair look at the real evidence, or get out of the way. It is way past time for this injustice to be remedied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what is the benefit to society as a whole?


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  #2458785 10-Apr-2020 10:20
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NumPy:

 

And what is the benefit to society as a whole?

 

 

Is that a serious question? How about immense police resources no longer being wasted on searching the bush for cannabis plantations, but being redirected to the real scourge of methamphetamine and other truly dangerous substances? How about the court system and prisons no longer being tied up with pointless cannabis prosecutions? How about reduced pressure on health services thanks to the integration of medicinal cannabis and significant improvements in many patients' conditions as a result? I can think of more if you like.

 

 





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  #2458786 10-Apr-2020 10:25
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Rikkitic:

 

NumPy:

 

And what is the benefit to society as a whole?

 

 

Is that a serious question? How about immense police resources no longer being wasted on searching the bush for cannabis plantations, but being redirected to the real scourge of methamphetamine and other truly dangerous substances? How about the court system and prisons no longer being tied up with pointless cannabis prosecutions? How about reduced pressure on health services thanks to the integration of medicinal cannabis and significant improvements in many patients' conditions as a result? I can think of more if you like.

 

 

 

 

I am curious to know how immensely resource-hungry these bush hunting exercises are? Or how many are even still regularly conducted? Do you have some evidence to suggest those resources will be directly realigned to Meth?

 

I also wonder how many people are in prison soley on weed-related crimes? As for healthcare-related resources, I don't expect it to be less resources expended, but rather the same number of resources shuffled around as the "problem" will now be re-defined rather than gone away.


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  #2458811 10-Apr-2020 11:06
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Let's turn that around. Can you give me sources for the actual harm cannabis causes (other than the harm that comes from it being illegal and supplied by gangs)? Not anecdotal accounts about vulnerable individuals, but actual, peer-reviewed research? Can you show me solid evidence that legalising it in the New Zealand context will create more problems than it solves? Can you demonstrate why something that public figures joke about using on TV and other media is such a dangerous menace? Comparisons with alcohol are old and tired but still valid. Where is the logic in tolerating something as hazardous to health as grog while banning something so many times less problematic? The law is an ass, and the more of an ass it is, the less respect people have for it. Creating a little more consistency might help to boost that respect a tiny bit. Most people are law-abiding if they can see a valid reason for the law they are asked to abide by.

 

  





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