Marijuana: a human right ?

PC Principle

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Is there any chance we'll get a bit of sense out of you now.

The drug free PC Principal made none whatever.
Edgy.

You start first.
 


mr_anderson

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The world is moving ahead whilst Ireland stands still.

Canada’s No. 2 marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc has agreed to buy smaller rival CanniMed Therapeutics Inc for C$1.1 billion ($852 million) as companies jostle to benefit from the country’s legalization of recreational marijuana use later this year.

The agreement to create the world’s top marijuana producer by market value follows months of tensions between the companies. Aurora had originally made a hostile bid capped at C$24 per share for CanniMed, and increased it to C$43 in the new offer.

The deal marked the world’s biggest marijuana industry transaction, bringing the value of cannabis deals so far this year to $1.2 billion, more than double 2017’s total, itself a record, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The activity has been largely concentrated in Canada, which is set to legalize recreational use of marijuana by mid-2018, becoming the second country in the world to do so after Uruguay.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cmed-m-a-auroracannabis/canadas-aurora-cannabis-to-buy-rival-to-create-worlds-most-valuable-weed-firm-idUSKBN1FD1T6

There are billion dollar industries being created.
Meanwhile our government legislates against the inevitable.
It's happier to pay farmers to do nothing with their land, rather than cultivate a new and growing industry.

Ireland needs to be at the forefront of marijuana production.
It's inevitably going to be legal throughout the western world.
Ireland needs to be strategically placed to sell into this multi-billion dollar market.
 

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People of Year Award given to Mum, Vera Twomey who campaigned for her daughter Ava and her right to medicinal cannabis to aid with seizures.



What an incredible lady. She spoke directly to Minister Varadkar on behalf of all the others who desperately receive this treatment I believe Vera said just seven people have been granted approval for such treatment.








Vera Twomey and her daughter Ava Barry (8) rose to national prominence during a two-and-a-half-year national campaign to secure medicinal cannabis to treat Ava’s condition called Dravet Syndrome, which causes severe, dangerous and frequent seizures, sometimes up to 500 a month.

Following a persistent campaign, Vera’s lobbying efforts finally bore fruit with Ava being issued with a special license to allow her access to medicinal cannabis in Ireland. Vera said: “It is very hard to watch other parents and families suffering in similar circumstances to ours.

Ava has received the benefit of medicinal cannabis, prescribed and overseen by consultants, which has improved her health dramatically. It is now time that people throughout Ireland also have the same option, in a therapeutic and professional environment.



https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0415/954699-people-of-the-year/
 

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People of Year Award given to Mum, Vera Twomey who campaigned for her daughter Ava and her right to medicinal cannabis to aid with seizures.



What an incredible lady. She spoke directly to Minister Varadkar on behalf of all the others who desperately receive this treatment I believe Vera said just seven people have been granted approval for such treatment.








Vera Twomey and her daughter Ava Barry (8) rose to national prominence during a two-and-a-half-year national campaign to secure medicinal cannabis to treat Ava’s condition called Dravet Syndrome, which causes severe, dangerous and frequent seizures, sometimes up to 500 a month.

Following a persistent campaign, Vera’s lobbying efforts finally bore fruit with Ava being issued with a special license to allow her access to medicinal cannabis in Ireland. Vera said: “It is very hard to watch other parents and families suffering in similar circumstances to ours.

Ava has received the benefit of medicinal cannabis, prescribed and overseen by consultants, which has improved her health dramatically. It is now time that people throughout Ireland also have the same option, in a therapeutic and professional environment.



https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0415/954699-people-of-the-year/
this is always a tough situation. While she certainly deserves help with her daughters condition, and deserves recognition for her efforts. the other unsung heroes in this situation are those families who take part in the randomised clinical trials to scientifically show whether or not substances such as these have any beneficial effect in the treatment of conditions like Dravet's syndrome.
 

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Its Cannabis, not marijuana...

"However, if we wind the clock back to a time when the United States economy was suffering, and an influx of foreigners from Mexico was unfairly blamed, the word “marijuana” was used in place of “cannabis” to evoke fear and hatred of these foreigners by Americans. This was the start of “reefer madness,” an anti-cannabis movement executed so well that we are still struggling with its effects today."
 

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Its Cannabis, not marijuana...

"However, if we wind the clock back to a time when the United States economy was suffering, and an influx of foreigners from Mexico was unfairly blamed, the word “marijuana” was used in place of “cannabis” to evoke fear and hatred of these foreigners by Americans. This was the start of “reefer madness,” an anti-cannabis movement executed so well that we are still struggling with its effects today."
 

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The doctors who signed are getting it in the neck for daring to disagree with one of the great articles of liberal faith (that legalising cannabis is basically a good idea)
 

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The doctors who signed are getting it in the neck for daring to disagree with one of the great articles of liberal faith (that legalising cannabis is basically a good idea)
I'd say those doctors have been well looked after by certain interested parties.
 

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From who?
the linked article said:
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny said he thinks it is extraordinary that the doctors who signed the letter use phrases like "one sided debate", "dishonest", "hi-jacking the truth" and said its an insult for people campaigning access to medicinal cannabis.
Here's the original letter.


It's not an insult at all. Cannabis as a medicine might well be beneficial to some people, but it is being used as a Trojan Horse towards legalisation - not necessarily by well meaning people who actually need it (as the letter says) but by others.
 

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A flesh-eating disease from the vetinary product Levamisole is turning up in Cocaine in the US.

While obviously horrific, I think prohibition makes the problems associated with illegal drugs more hazardous because when its driven underground, its reportedly often mixed with hazardous materials like this and also - I've heard in the media - rat poison. Regulation can resolve this.
 

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A flesh-eating disease from the vetinary product Levamisole is turning up in Cocaine in the US.

While obviously horrific, I think prohibition makes the problems associated with illegal drugs more hazardous because when its driven underground, its reportedly often mixed with hazardous materials like this and also - I've heard in the media - rat poison. Regulation can resolve this.
Any person stupid enough to snort shit up their nose or take an injection of junk into their veins will get no sympathy from me if it goes wrong for them.
 

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Marijuana a human right? Why not try it out like a sort of fluoride for wellbeing purposes and put it in the water supply?

Sure, the city indexes would go through the floor but they are just made up balls at this stage anyway so no loss.

Brain surgeons and others in essential occupations should be provided with bottled water, of course, but then normal service could be resumed the same evening at home with a glass of water.
 

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Maybe make it compulsory for the over 55s. Constituency offices might go very quiet, I suppose.

All the Mrs Doyles lying up on Spansel Hill admiring the shapes of the passing clouds.
 


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