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    Watch this space

    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/cannabis-medical-marijuana-drugs-opioid-crisis-us-uk-a9153431.html
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    I made some observations about this well before medicinal became legal. I spent a bit of time sitting in the back of meetings between the group of doctors, lawyers and other advocates for legalization and various reps from the NSW, QLD and Vic governments. It was evident back then, the way they were going to regulate was going to result in exorbitant cost to the patient. They're not going to want to rush to overhaul the system they set up because of the $$. On a brighter note, I've heard whispers there'll be a very big push for adding it to the PBS in the near future, so who knows? But you're definitely right there, sharxxy, it's not just in need of an overhaul, it should never have been put in place.
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    Bad Trips - James Jesso in Sydney

    Ok, that's great. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks, Flux. Love ya work.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/26/peter-dutton-cannabis-christian-porter-challenge-act-law-legalise-drugs Ah, the puritanical Mr Dutton; always a voice of reason
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    Hi everyone :) new here.

    Welcome to the tribe, man. You're gonna feel right at home here. Peace and Love.
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    Bad Trips - James Jesso in Sydney

    I would love to go, but a bit far of a drive . Any chance the presentation would be available online at some point in the future?
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    He almost certainly will, especially with the same old drivel he and his cohorts are spitting out in that article. And perhaps Alex Berenson isn't a great source on which to base an argument.
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    Dr Marg Ross, who is leading the study at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, is effusive. "We owe Amanda a great deal of gratitude for her advocacy and support. Without it, this type of research may never have been possible." She definitely has my gratitude.
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-27/cannabis-reform-happened-in-wa-long-before-the-act/11552294 In WA, Colin Barnett's Liberal government — which included Mr Porter as state attorney-general before he moved to federal politics — repealed the cannabis reforms as part of a "tough on crime" approach in 2011. It was the culmination of a long Liberal campaign against the laws, introduced under former Labor premier Geoff Gallop. "More people than would otherwise have been the case will not only experiment with, but also use or perhaps cultivate cannabis, become addicted, move on to harder drugs and die," Mr Barnett told the WA Parliament in 2003. "I know that sounds dramatic, but it is a fact." FACT - Definition something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information: a thing that is known or proved to be true Mr Barnett seems to be confused between what a fact is and purposefully misleading, manipulative bullshit. I don't suppose that really matters a great deal because he dribbled this to parliament; it's not like he said it to the public. And given Mr Porter is now our current federal attorney-general, do ya thinks there is a vewy vewy tiny, wee prospect some battles are still ahead? Ah well, I guess it would get a tad boring without it.
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    I have returned

    Welcome back friend. I didn't know the story behind you vacation, and just had a quick read. Sounds like you got bricked , man. Overjoyed to hear of your return to freedom, though. Peace and Love.
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    Where do people sell second hand vape gear in Australia?

    Oh Man... Lemme know how much if you're happy to part with it. That'd be awesome!
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    Where do people sell second hand vape gear in Australia?

    Yeah, I'd love the Mighty. Maybe one day. I've' looked at the Boundless and spoken to a few folk who've used it and the Solo 2, (which they all prefer). My budget is so tight at the mo, so spending on any is not gonna happen. If I have little win amongst any of the bills, I'd be tempted to go for the Boundless, but I'd probably just put the money aside until I could afford the Solo 2.... By then I might be tempted to wait and save for the Mighty
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    Where do people sell second hand vape gear in Australia?

    How many have you had the joy of using over the years, RC? Do you have a fave? I been looking at 'em for a while now and the Solo 2 is in my sites as well, but finding the $$ is not a possibility yet. Never used one before.
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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205090524.htm (@ Caster) Does this article reference the study you were looking for? There's quite a few I found, but I haven't looked at all yet. "The increase was temporary, seeming to last for about a year following legalisation. The combined population of affected areas is 27 million people, suggesting an additional 170 deaths in the first six months after legalisation." "The results suggest that legalising the sale of cannabis for recreational use can lead to a temporary increase in traffic fatalities in legalising states. This spills over into neighbouring jurisdictions through cross-border sales, trafficking, or cannabis tourists driving back to their state of residence while impaired." Then there's this one. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6710088/ The best data come from the United States, where some jurisdictions have had medical marijuana laws (MML) since the 1990s and legalization of nonmedical use since 2012. In these states, traffic fatalities decreased following the institution of MML and increased following legalization.2,3 The increases lasted no more than a year, averaged an additional 1.1 fatalities per million, and mirrored changes in states without legalization2,3 (Box 1a). A recent Canadian study bolsters these findings. In drivers treated at trauma centres (n = 2318), there was no association between responsibility for the crash and blood Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels < 5 ng/mL and only a weak, nonsignificant association with levels ≥ 5 ng/mL (p = 0.35) (*). (My emphasis) In other words, there was no causative association between the presence of THC in a driver's blood and the accident when the levels were below that of possible impairment and only a "weak, nonsignificant" association when levels indicated possible impairment. Conclusion The past 4 years have brought better quality evidence in 3 important areas. First, there is better evidence that cannabis legalization does not lead to large or sustained increases in traffic accidents.(*) ( My emphasis).Second, there is better evidence of an association between adolescent cannabis use and psychoses. Third, there is better evidence that legalization does not increase adolescent cannabis use. The absence of these feared effects has been accompanied by anticipated positive outcomes: decreased arrests of cannabis users and generated tax revenue. It will take a decade or more before we understand the effects of legalization in full. However, not everything about this issue is new. In their comprehensive 1973 report, Gerald Le Dain, Heinz Lehmann and others concluded that the criminalization of cannabis (and nonmedical drug use in general) was a failed policy, aggravating social ills without decreasing use31 (Box 1g). Many consider their analysis still valid.32–37 I may be being a bit cynical, but I'm thinking the data from these studies might be being "cherry picked" to support an argument against legalization. It all depends on how much data and what context one wishes to include when quoting the results. If you wanted to support the notion legalized Cannabis is detrimental to road safety, you could accurately quote that the results demonstrate this... unless you quote all the data. Perhaps I'm being a little further cynical, but an increase of 1.1 fatality for every 1 million in population seems like equating a fart in a stadium to one in a crowded elevator. I'd like to see a study which showed the effects on road safety following the explosion of legal opioid use.... And, of course, the study Caster referred to may be a different data set. Not just because I think Cannabis and broccoli are in many ways comparable , but also because I really like this as an analogy for selectively picking data. https://www.thinkingnutrition.com.au/broccoli-bad-for-you/
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    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/driving-under-the-influence-of-medical-cannabis-is-illegal-but-patients-are-still-taking-the-risk/ar-AAHZn8M?li=AAgfIYZ&amp;ocid=mailsignout Now the next step. It will be interesting to see how the impaired driving argument is settled. I get the impression so far, most of the players, especially those still opposed to Cannabis, are not terribly well informed. Maybe I'm being a bit harsh.
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    Visitation by birds

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/america-has-lost-quarter-its-birds-fifty-years/598318/ So sad. We should all enjoy the presence of our feathered friends while we can.
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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/09/19/beto-orourke-proposes-drug-war-reparations-funded-by-marijuana-taxes/#78bc05c91420 "Unlike other contenders who have come around to supporting marijuana legalization in just the past couple of years, the former Texas congressman has long called for ending prohibition—and his new plan in many respects goes further than those rolled out by other campaigns. While rival candidates have proposed funding programs to begin repairing the harms of the war on drugs through job training, legal aid, expungement efforts and loans for small marijuana businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, O'Rourke's plan is the first to suggest direct payments to individuals who have been imprisoned on cannabis charges."
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    Youtube vids

    The first 10 mins of this had me laughing whilst wanting to cry at the same time. What an (un)fortunately appropriate name, Dick Sackler, given the sickening smugness with which he spews his non-responses
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqci_tXGn94 Love it!
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    Canada Now Has Psilocybin Dispensaries!

    The Vancouver Police gave us a boilerplate assurance that they know what’s happening and promised they were looking into it. “We are currently assessing the business to determine if any criminal offenses have been committed,” VPD Media Relations Officer Sgt. Jason Robillard said. Interpreted... "At the behest of pharmaceutical industry lobbyists, administration has been instructed to prepare a legally watertight strategy to shut this down." “I am not aware of any enforcement action taken at this point.” Interpreted... "At this point in time, administration has not received instructions from the pharmaceutical industry to shut this down." To be fair, I haven't looked into the Canadian political atmosphere regarding this, so maybe I'm being a little too cynical.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/company-news/how-rich-lister-barry-lambert-became-a-cannabis-mogul-in-a-bid-to-save-his-granddaughter/ar-AAGeixG?li=AAgfOd8&amp;ocid=mailsignout Whilst I consider the title to be somewhat a juxtaposition, seeing "rich-lister" and "mogul" in the same sentence as "Cannabis", the article still adds momentum to this train. I just can't help imagining the journo's first "ASX listing" as a scene from "The Hunger Games". In no way do I wish to denigrate his motivation, his grand-daughter's condition, nor his family's suffering; these things don't just happen to the under-privileged. Perhaps Mr. Lambert will find enough gratitude in the power of his bank account to add support to the many folk who have pushed this agenda, not because they were personally suffering, but because someone else was. And not because they stand to make a shit-load of coloured paper out of it. Then again, perhaps I'm being too critical. Hell, the more I learn about our society and culture through psychology, sociology, anthropology, politics, global economics and media, and indeed my own experiences in the medical world, the greater the difficulty of not judging from my own pedestal. I did find it interesting that Mr. Lambert's son blames himself for his daughter's Dravet Syndrome because of his alcohol use...
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    Because the folks who put him there, want him there. They'll keep him as long as he's useful to them, then he'll fall by the wayside in the gold plated world of the Sunny Dreams Retirement Village for Politicians... you know, that one where they're paid to reside rather than having to pay. (I may be wrong about that last bit, seeing as they mostly seem to need to take high paying jobs at one multi-national corporation or another.... no wait... sorry, it appears they can have both). Meanwhile, here's another positive bit of news about the plant of many miracles: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/cannabis-chemical-pancreatic-cancer-flavonoid-treatment-a9073606.html
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    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/barnaby-joyce-breaks-down-as-he-tells-medical-marijuana-campaigners-why-he-wont-support-legalising-the-drug-after-his-brother-died-from-cancer-then-admits-smoking-weed-at-uni/ar-AAFA7cJ?li=AAgfYrC&amp;ocid=mailsignout Oh dear....
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    New Zealand Skeletons in the Cupboard The Redheads

    Shoulda looked a bit harder before posting the first vid. "Cousins Across The Sea" is the first installment, "Under The Carpet", the third. Yeah, T.I., circumstantial for sure (except for the DNA evidence), unless you factor in the oral histories and cosmologies of the places they connect in the docos. There is apparently a connection between N.Z. and The Orkney Isles, in particular, Skara Brae, with studies of Maori Cosmology showing how Maori myths, symbols, cosmological concepts, and words reflect symbolic elements found at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey and demonstrates parallels between the Maori cosmological tradition and those of ancient Egypt, China, India, Scotland, and the Dogon of Mali in Africa (Laird Scranton's series of books on comparative cosmology)
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