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  1. Yeti101

    Meet up: Melbourne

    What time are peeps turning up?
  2. I want to make it very clear from the outset that this post isn’t about anyone or anything in particular, either recently or in the deeper past - and this thread isn’t for discussing particular people or events, no exceptions. What this is about is the health and well-being of members of this community (and our many guests), especially those who might be feeling vulnerable. If you are struggling with mental health issues, and/or you are having suicidal thoughts or impulses, there are people and resources that can help. If you know someone in this position, and you need help, both for yourself, and to help them – many of these organisations are specifically set up to provide that too. In many situations, especially when things are acutely bad, my go-to would be the Suicide Call Back Service: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ – I know people who’ve made use of them and heard good things. The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide Health professionals supporting people affected by suicide. The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated. Other organisations that may be helpful include: SANE Australia https://www.sane.org/ (I've also heard really good things about the support they can provide). Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Headspace http://headspace.org.au/ Black Dog Institute http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ If anyone has any other recommendations, including for outside Australia, please share them.
  3. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    OK, so there’s to be an inquiry about cannabis in Victoria. (How many has it been now?) https://fionapatten.com.au/news/secured-victorias-first-inquiry-cannabis/ Even though details aren’t up yet, I’ve been told they will be taking submissions. Now, while I trust that Fiona Patten’s heart is in the right place with this as she’s serious about legalisation, there are likely to be a lot of bullshit reefer madness/drugs r bad m’kay contributions. So when the time comes, it will be important to try to balance that with something reasonable. Will post more info as I hear it.
  4. Yeti101

    Post a random picture thread

    Yes. Yes I have.
  5. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    Richard DiNatale doesn’t rub everyone the right way, but he gets why the TGA is problematic: https://www.change.org/p/decriminalise-the-use-of-medicinal-cannabis-for-people-with-terminal-cancer-like-my-son/responses/42203
  6. Yeti101

    Meet up: Melbourne

    I’d rather the 2nd or 9th than the 16th (and imagine that 26th is not enough notice for everyone).
  7. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    I hesitate to call this ‘progress’, but our probable future Health Minister has finally had something to say about medical Cannabis: https://www.change.org/p/decriminalise-the-use-of-medicinal-cannabis-for-people-with-terminal-cancer-like-my-son/responses/42198 Deeply centrist, and possibly will be derailed by the TGA’s recalcitrance and uncooperative Senators. Nice to see it on the agenda though.
  8. I get a lot of ads for herbal/natural products in my FB feed, and this plant has started to pop up: Terminalia canescens - called Jilungin by the Nyul Nyul people. Apparently it helps you sleep, and gives interesting dreams. It's also reputed to be so strong that the leaves can be re-brewed as tea multiple times and still have effects. When I find a source I'm happy has been ethically & sustainably sourced, I think I'll purchase some. But I'm having trouble finding much on this plant in the way of chemical analysis or published ethnobotanical information on it. It seems to be widley distributed across the top end - especially NT and the Kimberley: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/http://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2916799 Any of you heard/know anything?
  9. Yeti101

    JILUNGIN - Terminalia canescens

    Must follow up on this (and so many other things).
  10. Really awesome day. Can't wait to do it again some time.
  11. Yeti101

    Denver decriminalises psilocybin mushrooms

    It has begun!
  12. Got my ticket (finally)! Going to be an awesome day; looking forward to seeing everyone again.
  13. Thanks for clearing that up @Insequent. Yeah, I’d love for this to lead to some convictions being overturned.
  14. AFAIK cannabis suppositories are best for some medical rather than recreational purposes (maybe) as the reports seem to be that they don’t produce much of a high. I haven’t read up on the actual real research on this, so I can’t say for sure. If there is an absorption/availability issue, I’m willing to bet that ppl here could solve the problem though. Bypassing the test by packing your THC gummies in a gel-cap though? This seems pretty straightforward, albeit a little less fun than taking the back road.
  15. When questioned in general terms about the effectiveness of the police’s oral testing method in detecting different types of cannabis consumption, Dr Perl said: ‘if it is ingested it will disappear out of the oral fluid very rapidly, or if it is ingested in a capsule form it will not even be detected [at all]’. There is growing disquiet about the NSW drug driving testing regime. (file pic) The magistrate, David Heilpern said this evidence had ‘obvious implications for the efficacy of the state’s drug driving regime’. ‘The uncontradicted evidence of Dr Perl is unequivocally that if you take THC orally by capsule or by suppository then it is not possible to have a level of THC’ https://www.echo.net.au/2019/04/roadside-drug-testing-flaws-exposed-local-court-case/
  16. Well, @etherealdrifter keeps telling me I need more cacti...
  17. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    @Ethnoob, short of a total collapse of the state and a near-apocalyptic interregnum there are never going to be “no laws on the books” about this (certainly not in our lifetimes). I say we call it a day on this discussion and agree to disagree (or at least move the discussion to another thread).
  18. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    I don't know if you have spent much time talking to people who work for the federal government in the departments responsible for regulating opium production here, but that's kind of where we are already at. One of the reasons the federal government is stuck is because it doesn't want to be responsible for having our opium quota smashed in retaliation for de-scheduling(or so Iv'e heard at least one official say). Slow down and read the story: the greens specifically include grow your own in their plan. See, the thing with keeping it illegal is that it doesn't work for everyone, even if it works for you. There are plenty of good people whose careers could be destroyed by even a single drug conviction. Could things be worse than the current situation? Maybe. I just don't see how maintaining the current situation is anything other than letting them win. You think your kind of talk scares the shit out of prohibitionists? I can tell you now, it doesn't - it gives them a way to keep communities divided against each other though. If you have an actual achievable plan for me to not risk jail or my career for growing a bit of weed and/or sparking up a joint that doesn't involve any compromise, then I'm all ears. As far as I'm concerned, if I can grow a bit at home, buy some quality product at a decent price when I want to, and maybe even run a business growing or selling (even if there is a bit of paperwork and restriction on advertising), then that is pretty good. If they want me to pay a bit of tax to pay school teachers and build hospitals, then I'm OK with that too.
  19. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    In NSW the greens have said they will push for legalisation after the next election via a private members bill https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/greens-nsw-plan-to-legalise-regulate-and-licence-cannabis/news-story/e862e0a6598b12e4e36fec4688a2e42b In Victoria, Reason MLC Fiona Patten is calling for a select comittee to advise parliament on legal/regulatory frameworks needed to start sale of cannabis by 2021. https://mobile.twitter.com/FionaPattenMLC/status/1103095425010024448 (personally I’d trust Fiona on this more than the NSW greens, but good on them for trying)
  20. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    Not sure if this is the best place for it, but there is a medical cannabis research assistant job going in Sydney apparently: https://au.jora.com/job/Medical-Cannabis-Research-Assistant-7b3f45a9c00170d81de795a580fcd123 Of course, due to current legislation, there is a lot of bullshit involved, and you will want to take a hard look at the company to see if they are ethical enough to work for (I haven’t checked yet).
  21. Yeti101

    Is this site dying out ?

    Yeah, current social media is a fucking dumpster fire of stupidity and bile, and that's before you even get to the companies making money off your data.
  22. Happy Birthday Mr President!

    1. SayN


      You were sorely missed on Saturday.  Happy birthday. Hope you're well. 

    2. El Presidente Hillbillios

      El Presidente Hillbillios

      Sorry I didn't make it I'll be at the next one. Or maybe the next one at my place. 

  23. Yeti101

    Watch this space

    Will be a while to see the flow-on effects of this, but still, it’s interesting (if you are an international politics nerd like me): World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties https://www.marijuanamoment.net/read-the-world-health-organizations-marijuana-rescheduling-recommendations/
  24. Yeti101


    Hey gang, I haven’t been around much, due to my life taking a weird turn since early 2018. Thanks to some members/ex-members, I ended up involved in some cryptocurrency related social media networks. At first this was just steemit, where the delight at finally earning anything from my writing quickly turned to anger at how comprehensively the system was stacked against anyone other than certain elites (and the people who kiss their rings). Then I got involved in a Chinese social network start-up called ONO. The exact how and why I can’t publicly reveal as I still like to pretend I’m semi-anonymous here. But I can confirm that I was sucked in by promises around the supposed ethics of how that enterprise was supposed to run. I later hoped that my deep moral disappointment might at least be offset by some marginal monetary gain. But that hasn’t panned out either thus far. What was sold to me as an experiment in decentralisation, freedom and community self-governance was really an experiment in cost-cutting, worker exploitation and the cynical pursuit of investment capital. Through it all, I’ve come to think that social media that incentivises user activities is often pretty toxic, and that when that incentive has/is a monetary component, the negative impact potentially increases. I also suspect some (though not all) cryptocurrencies and related projects are result of lassiez faire fantasies that involve little regard for the environment or the mental/spiritual wellbeing of other humans. The whole experience of being that interested in money has allowed me to acquire some interesting new skills, not to mentions some new friends (my fellow disaffected travellers). I’ve also found some new directions for writing that I’m trying very hard to pursue. But it has left me feeling hollowed out, disillusioned and disconnected. I remember some years ago hearing @Horus tell another member to be careful what you give your energy to. Different situation, but I really understand this now. I wasn’t ready to talk about this last time I saw anyone. Not that I think this is a big deal. One great thing about meeting up with fellow SAB members is that talking about everything in your life is not mandatory. In my experience, talking at all is optional depending on where you are at, and that's as it should be. Now I just need to relax and reconnect, and stop confusing what I think is worth saying with what people will (or won’t) pay me to say.
  25. Yeti101


    Thanks @Glaukus Hey @SayN: speaking of that, I really should get those books back to you some time!