Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:44 PM
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:43 PM
i don't c much of an issue here, nice thread, good work everybody.
but sure let's not be lazy and self incriminate!
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:09 PM
True, it's a religious sacriment here & for the most part treated as such, but swim wouldn't want to jepodiese this site...
Edited by Zaka, 30 June 2012 - 09:04 PM.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:04 PM
For one thing, you are talking about an entirely separate section of the forums that is moderated by different members. The moderators of each individual forum have the discretion to implement the rules how they see fit. Having said that, the cactus forum is actually quite strict in the sense that potency discussion of legal plants is not allowed there at all. In addition to this, there is a bit of a requirement for common sense. Discussion of cannabis is a big red flag to authorities, so there is a need to be a little more careful when discussing it. Also, with plants that are banned in some states and not others, or for which the laws are changing, it is a bit harder for the mods to keep up with the laws and to implement the rules appropriately. The laws regarding cannabis, among other things, are not even remotely ambiguous, and it's usually very clear when a particular post is in violation of the rules.
Its funny how that rule is overlooked for many topics such as Lophs in QLD, or For that matter people in SA growing any form of mescaline containing cacti. But because this is cannabis it is a different story, as it always is.
As far as I know, Catha edulis is not scheduled in australia. Neither are most plants. There is a difference between the scheduling of a plant, and the scheduling of its constituents. That is why it is okay to post a picture of your Acacia that you are growing in your backyard, but not okay to post a picture of an extract you made from it.
Come to think of it with the laws against drug containing plants and analogue laws maybe we had better just delete all the threads relating to any plants with obscure substances in them, JUST IN CASE. I see several pictures of catha edulis come through here every week and it is scheduled right up there with cannabis, yet again its is different because catha edulis is what would be considered an ethno whereas people view cannabis as just plain drugs.
The main thing is to use common sense. I have no problem removing a post or thread if I think it violates the rules, but I will also use my discretion if it lies in a grey area. This may include leaving a thread that slightly crosses the line but has the potential to result in a very productive discussion. But a thread that crosses that line and simply asks a question that can easily be googled will be removed.
i am not looking for a fight and i am happy to abide by the rules,but when these rules are bent so often without any issues i am left confused. Maybe a rule should be added that says "no talking about cannabis"
As planthelper doesn't have a problem with the discussion here, I'm not going to read through the whole thread to offer my own opinion, but FWIW, I will usually be more lenient on international members because they are not breaking Australian law, particularly if the laws are also more lax in their own country. But it's still important to ensure that our Australian members remain on their best behaviour when engaging in such a thread.