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Ishmael Fleishman

Cannabis Propaganda - A Friends Experience

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I have a dear and beloved friend a 57-year-old professional female who lives in Victoria.

 

She has a history of anxiety, depression, insomnia and Excoriation disorder (obsessive skin picking). She was on several SSRIs, anti-psychotics, and more. None of the medications was working. So she had another friend offer her a cannabis joint. She has been having the occasional joint for 1 month during this time her anxiety, depression,  insomnia and Excoriation disorder have gone away her skin is no longer full of holes. In a month she has tapered off all other meds. She was calling her experience with cannabis "amazing" and was glad to no longer take several pills a day.

 

Today her family found out that she smokes 1 joint every few days. Their response was to book her into a private drug rehabilitation clinic for one weak. They have threatened to cut off all contact if she does not go. They are calling her a junky and that she will lose her job and that marijuana is a gateway to heroin and cocaine. Then her sister who works for the police has put a notice on her licence that the police must pull her over whenever they come across her and that is to be treated like a drug addict and will be tested for drugs. I feel that this must be illegal, abuse of police powers and police harassment. Police should not be able to target someone without criminal cause/justification??????

 

Her romantic partner even turned on her, her children, sister and parents have all turned on her for smoking a fucking joint.

 

My friend is beside herself, she was having the best day and then her supposedly loving family does this.

 

It just shows me how insane Cannabis Propaganda is and how it has fucked up people's minds have become regarding a plant that has been used for 10,000 years and while it is temporarily restricted it soon will be made legal in a few short years.

 

Questions

 

Can you be forced into rehab?

Can the police target you without cause?

How fucked up is this for a joint?

 

 

 

 

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To be honest, it sounds to me like she's be better off without those people in her life. But that's a pretty glib view of the situation and I sympathise deeply.

Gosh, surely at 57 years of age, people would just let someone make decisions about their own life without interference...

I would suggest she gets a consultation to acquire a script for legal medical cannabis and then tell them all to fuck off. There are many providers who will take care of the paperwork for a pretty small fee and it sounds like she would definitely qualify.

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15 minutes ago, Glaukus said:

There are many providers who will take care of the paperwork for a pretty small fee and it sounds like she would definitely qualify.

 

She is a submissive person who is close to her family and has trouble standing up for herself. Feeding into her anxiety.

I have suggested that she should get a medical exemption. 

 

Can anyone recommend a provider who can provide such paperwork in Victoria?

 

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9 hours ago, Glaukus said:

I would suggest she gets a consultation to acquire a script for legal medical cannabis

I think that's the ticket. She's using the wrong kind of paper (Tally Ho) when what she needs is a pharmacy script. And the blessing of a medical professional. 

In family disputes, the legal system including police can be put to work on behalf of well-heeled folk who know how to pull strings. Lawyers for wealthy families exploit every avenue of borderline harassment. Or so I'm reliably informed.

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1 hour ago, fyzygy said:

wealthy families exploit every avenue of borderline harassment. Or so I'm reliably informed.

 

This seems to be the case the family is a quiet working wealthy type, beach house, farm etc and they are using their wealth and ignorance to bully my friend.

 

I had a look at https://honahlee.com.au/articles/cannabis-clinics-australia/ and it lists clinics however which one do I pick and why would I choose a $1500 consultation over a $0 consultation. What difference is there between them?

 

I however fear that even if she gets a pharmacy script - her family will reject her because she is just a junky - legal or not.

 

Remember marijuana is a deadly plant with its roots in hell and you will kill your brother if you take a single puff.

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Try Cannatrek or Cannabis Doctors Australia, my friends and I have had good experiences with both. All over the phone, product delivered too your door. Initial consult is $150ish. Flower roughly $150 for 10g. $1500 consult is outrageous.

 

Subverting stigma is a tough gig - sounds like it would be easier to avoid telling the family. Edible products are probably gonna be less challenging to the family stigma too, I would wager. 

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Could also try alternaleaf, their fee is $99 at the moment I think...

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Actually just heard some bad feedback about alternaleaf, although I can't verify if it's isolated or common...

But I have heard AAC (Australian Access clinics) are good to deal with.

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Trava Health in Vic are great 

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Looks like I am getting a few recommendations

 

Trava Health

Cannatrek

Cannabis Doctors Australia

Tetra Health

Astrid

 

Should I pick one and apply to that one or should I apply to a few at the same time?

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I can recommend trava.

 

However, given her history it should be a conversation first had with her own GP. anyone can prescribe it for her and the clinics are much more expensive. The hohnalee website above can even recommend bulk billing GP's that have experience with this medicine. If needed her GP can refer her to a specialist.

 

If reddit is your thing r/medicalcannabisaus has a good community she can ask questions about strains and get support from people with a similar condition.

 

Flagging her with the police seems like an over-reach perhaps even abuse of power. if there is any evidence of this I would be reporting the officer to the relevant corruption commission.

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