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About Insequent

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    Wannabe Sophophile
  • Birthday 15/12/1965

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    Lockyer Valley
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    Ethnobotany. Spiritualism. Pre-History. Nutrition. Psychopharmacology. Early childhood development. Addictions. Psychology. Shamanism. First nations culture. My children. Life.

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    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    My friend, I think you've summed up the core of all the problems we face. The author I mentioned above centres a lot of what he has to say around what our place is in nature and I found it incredibly comforting.
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    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    I recently read a couple of books by Charles Eisenstein, Climate: A new Story, The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. I like his take on things. I read them all in a couple of weeks, but that's all I do in my spare time when I'm not travelling well. I highly recommend them for another perspective on quite a few things, but in particular, the environment and the global capital system, and how all the problems we're facing now are connected. He creates a big picture narrative and explains what he thinks it will take to remedy problems like climate change. We've two choices; continue the path we're on, or find the solutions. If we keep on the same track, I don't think we need to worry about the population issue. Water for example, is only one of the things upcoming wars are going to be fought over. Perhaps we've already seen the lead up to reaching the tipping point. If we haven't, I'm thinking we're going to see it (much) sooner rather than later. We'll get our population reduction.
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    Really loved this one (Tertium Septendecim). Edit: Oh man, I didn't realize I missed this one. I just listened to Sublimation. I'm gonna lay down in darkness and listen to it again.
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    Watch this space

    Yeah but it is a good point. And as a generalization, quite accurate. Most folk are able to easily make the oil, but how do you know the (in this case) right CBD content, consistency of production etc? Originally both these families I mentioned got their product, produced by an industrial chemist, on the black market. It is a quality product made specifically with high CBD content for childhood epilepsy. They had some hit-and-miss attempts when they first started themselves, They've managed to source some good plant base and set up a home grow (at no small outlay), refined the recipe to get the best results, and gone from there. They're fairly consistently getting the same results they got from the chemist's oil now. I have heard this quoted in some media. I've spoken with a number of pharmacists, none of whom sell any MC products, and they are saying it's a problem but that 140% figure is the upper end, with the average markup lower (still way too high, I would wager). Not sure how much faith I can place in this though and I have no idea how this mark up compares to what they apply to their other products. Another thing to consider; what requirements are the government imposing on the site storage of MC, and the associated cost to the pharmacy? I agree about the regulation. Perhaps they should scrape some of the regulations off access to MC and swap them for some regulation of the pharmacies...
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    Watch this space

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/medical-cannabis-uk-greater-manchester-cheadle-the-beeches-treatment-a8816011.html He told The Times newspaper that patients will pay about £200 to see a doctor and then £600 to £700 a month for a private prescription. ...That's AU$1107.00 to AU$1290.00 a month! I've seen quoted figures of AU25000 up to AU$48000.00 a year for medicinal cannabis to treat childhood epilepsy in OZ. Couple the lack of any PBS subsidy for the script with the currently ridiculous process of a doctor obtaining permission to prescribe, leaves me pondering how anyone other than the very wealthy could afford this. I know of 2 families in my area who are effectively treating an epileptic child with home-made, whole-plant oil. They originally sourced the oil on the black market, and the projected cost if they continued was between $2100.00 and $4000.00 a year. One hopes the decision to add MC to the PBS won't take too long. Still a bit of work to do, methinks...
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    Watch this space

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    Watch this space

    The change is inevitable, I think. We'll see legalization and we'll have won the war. And you're quite right, I believe; after all what is it they're doing but commoditizing another aspect of the commons, a piece of nature which no person has the right over which to claim ownership? But this is the way capitalism forges it's way toward inevitable collapse, You and I are still a part of this capitalist society and we are corralled to play by the rules to a greater extent. Winning or losing the argument over the war on drugs won't be decided with the legalization of cannabis, but it will be a big step. And I tend to think, given the way things have panned out in other countries, the atmosphere around cannabis will dramatically improve, not to mention the lives of many folk who would otherwise be adversely affected if it were to remain as it is now. Let em take the spoils (and live).... for now. Perhaps if we continue to play within their rule set, with a little patience we'll be able to guide things more toward our way of liking. I love that you have brought this side of the debate to light, ethnoob. Your viewpoint has highlighted an intrinsic failing in the way the system works and I don't think one can fully understand one aspect (like cannabis) without seeing where it lies within the bigger picture. I agree with Yeti, though; perhaps we should turf this to it's own thread so folk can continue to discuss it if they want.
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    Recrudesence...... Oooohhhhh, Love. A real lot.
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    Watch this space

    https://www.mybusiness.com.au/management/5138-sky-s-the-limit-for-medicinal-cannabis-industry Seems legit...
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    Australian psilocybin therapy trial

    "Dr Vince Polito, a researcher from the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University who is not involved in the study, told BuzzFeed News that internationally results with psilocybin in depression and anxiety treatment have shown a lot of success so far." Dr Polito ran a micro-dose trial a couple of years ago. I was a part of that study and have just received the published results. Links below if anyone is interested in reading the results. Study Summary: https://ccd.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a4c6db343934d80a691e337a2&id=522ec252e3&e=f5ea0c0b42 Full Study Results: https://ccd.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a4c6db343934d80a691e337a2&id=2a743b1a20&e=f5ea0c0b42 Being a participant in the study lead to some really dramatic changes for me. Incredibly positive results. It was this study (along with others done overseas) which opened the door for St Vinies and Dr Ross to get approval for their upcoming trial involving terminally ill patients.
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    I kinda lost my way with identifying music style, probably in the last 20 years, give or take. So I've given up. When I listen to a piece of music for the first time, I like to be in total darkness and otherwise silence and just listen. I found I liked a much broader range of sounds than I expected. I've used music extensively to help when I've been in the dark places. I haven't listened to all your stuff yet, but this one is currently my fave. It's almost anthemic in that I find it uplifting, inspirational. It gave me the image of a piece of music in a movie, playing as the protagonist drives with resolute conviction toward the final, culminating scene. Love it, man. Love it. Thank you so much.
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    Keep these coming, brother. Please don't stop, even if you're not getting much feedback. I'm really loving it.
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    Introduction - New Member

    Welcome, Freako!! Welcome to your new home. You're gonna love it here.
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    Townsville man facing court for growing cacti

    Hey Josh..... Link requires a membership to be able to read the article..... But I think we can get the gist. Without the specifics of what the article contains, I'm not sure the case could set a precedent unless the outcome overturns the current Queensland law which makes it illegal to grown/sell/own cacti which contain mescaline. (I think the plant is still legal in some states, like Tas, Vic and NSW, but strictly as ornamental). Is that what the court case is about, changing the legal status? That would be a nice step bringing us into line with the rest of the East Coast.
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    Pill testing events this week in Sydney and Melbourne

    Whether something is useful or not is a matter of perspective. The reason the government is reticent to implement pill testing is it is not useful to them. It's much more to their liking to keep drugs illegal than to allow something like pill testing, which is a step in the direction of eroding the illusion the war on drugs is the only way to deal with this problem. Another thing to consider is what the Premier is not saying, as opposed to what she is saying; "Pill testing doesn't stop overdoses..." Whether or not that is true, the focus of the debate has been put on "overdose". It is most likely deaths related to drug taking at these events are more a result of a combination of things including drug (im)purity, interactions with other medications, level of hydration etc, not overdose. Until the media starts calling it what it is, the politicians will use this tactic to counter proposals like pill testing.