Posts by steven crawford

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  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    I believe access to medical cannabis would benefit a lot of people

    You did it again.

    OK let me put it like this. I believe that people should be alowed access to cannabis for medicinal use. But what just happened on the news, wasn’t about that. It was about getting access to a suffisticated drug that isn’t actualy cannabis. But becouse it’s been extracted from a dope plant, it’s got a weard stigma that makes polititions superstitious.

    I just think it’s important to talk about these sorts of things with care. But y’know I am the sort of child who pulled my toys apart, trying to find out what makes them tick:)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    I’d have to say our politicians are more influenced by an outdated US policy designed to halt the flow of Mexicans into the states in the 1930s. Wouldn’t you?

    That's the origin, but now they are probably influenced by the local opinion polls.

    The difference between legalising get stoned from smoking dope, and using CBD as a medication, is muddy. Because, bad communication about the science.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    I suspect I’m missing whatever point you’re making Steven.

    You certainly are missing the point!

    Why do you think it’s politically difficult for pollititions to allow the use of CBD as a medication?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    Yes but what if we started talking about doctors boiling up opium plants as medication, rather than calling what It is - carefully prescribing morphine and codeine in accurate dosages?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    Would that be Pedantic with a capital P Steven? Seriously?

    Yes way, seriously, else everyone keeps getting mixed up about the difference between science and voodo 4eva

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Alfie,

    That scenario might widen the conversation and hopefully modify some of the more entrenched attitudes towards the medical use of cannabis.

    If ever there was a time to be pedantic about the use of language, it's now. The medical use of cannabis, is what hippys are allowed to do in San Fransisco. Becouse that's the compromise over legalizing it.

    Medications which are extracted from cannabis are definitly not cannabis.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That’s very cool. I will be shopping there exclusively when I go to Auckland. They must have taken the time to read the liquor licence.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision,

    Good to see the science getting a turn to talk. Good work Russell!

    It’s hard to understand why this sort of thing is still getting reported on public broadcasting, without emphasising the key words – that will almost certainly course emotional reactions.

    Like when I buy alcohol free beer at the supermarket. I need the be eighteen to get past the wall of ignorance about not only what part of the product is dangerous, but also the part that’s illegal to sell to children.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Choose Wisely, Grasshopper:…, in reply to steven crawford,

    Just To add, I also acknowledge the effort James Shaw and the Greens put into bringing MMP about. I just hope it's not for bugger all.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Choose Wisely, Grasshopper:…, in reply to BenWilson,

    Just to think outside the box for a second, I’d like to see changes that lead to more poll influenced politician behavior.

    This is where I’d like to be more quick at typing, and thinking.

    I wonder how much effort going into polling children, when pollititions make decisions about there autonomy.

    I’m also thinking critically, about how poll research is being used by people who have the power to inform us of our needs and wants – thru comercial radio, Tellevision and glossy print.

    It would be nice to see the big political partys, (Greens included) put more effort into recognizeing the benefits of a more dynamic and diverce parliament. I get the impression that The big partys, (Greens included) are putting that polling data into developing there how to gain “market share” strategies. The obvios way to get the maximize market share, is to bring to avoid saying anything controversial, or to far outside of the square.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3020 posts Report Reply

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