Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to steven crawford,

    No its serious because it is dealing with a aspect of human consciousness where govts have no right to tread. If there is a problem it is between that person and whatever medical professional they are consulting with.
    While govts cant control corporations who just give them the finger and move offshore, some politicians think they have every right to stick their nose into what we do in our leisure time with our minds.
    Glad to see your thinking about it but please dont think I havent. I find your post bordering on insulting.
    If we end up with "big cannabis" we have gone horribly wrong.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to steven crawford,

    But never the less…

    Yes?
    It is a serious topic as the blog heading says. Yet some of those who will decide this issue on our behalf, insist on thinking it can be used as a political football. And I will subject any such utterances to ridicule.
    Sorry if that offends you...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Craig Young,

    worthy of ridicule

    Funny I find everything she said and the way she said it ridiculous, slimy, and completely without merit. The way she brought adolescent mental health issues into it is dog whistle politics at its worst. An age restriction can always be put on the sale(if legalised) of marijuana. Mental development is generally all done by age 25.
    But an 18 yr old can buy alcohol a far worse drug for impairment, psychosis issues and just dumb behaviour

    Craig

    McCoskrie’s latest cheap publicity grabbing stunt

    Well there is a headline on twtter which some one at FF thought would get everyones attention, but the contents of the article obviously grabbed from somewhere else dont backup the headline. The person in question is watching Canadas move toward legalization with "interest." Thats about it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Neil,

    People bringing drugs onto those units is a very real problem.

    Thats quite a specific problem. I dont think this legislation is intended to address this kind of thing. Harm reduction is something of a misnomer its very difficult to stop people doing something that is harmful to them, If you put a barrier up people will always find a way around it, especially if there are addiction and mental health issues. Coming back from that is a long difficult road, getting another fix just seems easier,and people being how we are, always prefer the easier route.

    If there are people exploiting another’s situation for their financial benefit, legislation wont stop that, just look at the business world. If they see a profit in it for them they just see anything stopping that as interference and get very shitty about it. Or watch Mike Hoskings latest bleat. He proves yet again that the best fate we can hope for is extinction.

    Ever tried to stop a junkie get their next fix? They will threaten, cajole, lie, cheat, steal anything to get that next fix. Kinda like Donald Trump on an average day.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to steven crawford,

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Neil,

    pushing drugs at them for money.

    If a person has an addiction they will usually seek it out themselves, and they will go to criminals if that is the only place to get it.
    Pot dealers generally arent pushers, someone selling meth often is. But I dont know every drug dealer in the country so that is a generalization on my part.
    Tho IMO corporations can turn into pushers as easily as a person.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Neil,

    psychotic symptoms and physical aggression.

    Meth will do that to you, thats why it was used by troops during recent wars.

    Marijuana can amplify paranoia, if you are that why inclined dont use it.
    Tho it does take some self knowledge to know if you are that way inclined.
    And it doesnt aid conversation probably where the caricature of the mumbling stoner comes from.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Joe Boden,

    refused to accept any data and evidence

    This just blows the concept that there are two equal and opposing views in this debate to smithereens Yet these comfortably well off commentators on their media pulpits will continue to have printed their scaremongering, moralizing, fact free screeds.
    All that happens is they end up sounding like their parents, the shell shocked post war generation who created a society their children the "hippie" generation didnt want any part of when young, but ended up sucked into it because it was so prevalent. And now we have to reject it all over again, because to keep it going will cause "the sky to fall", But that is another topic.
    And we will have to endure more pointless debates, and the anti squad will benefit from more airtime, spewing their nonsense. I just hope because the opposing view is so utterly stupid, the pro campaign doesnt fracture along some imaginary line and render themselves ineffectual.
    Ben touched on the enjoyment aspect, and thats a curly one cause it intersects that boundary between the personal good vs societal safety. In a society that is becoming ever more invasive in order to protect itself, individual benefit will suffer, when it should be being protected. And society needs some boundaries erected around it to stop encroachment into personal space.
    And more research is needed into benefits, the downsides are well known if exaggerated .Such research was stopped 40 years ago as the postwar generation turned their children into criminals, and the work of people like Shulgin and McKenna was driven underground. Rick Strassman managed a research project on DMT used in ayahuasca ceremonies. The only study I know of. But there are some clever people out there like Dr Gabor Mate

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A complicated pathway to wellness,

    I notice there is often an everymans passive aggressive tone to your posts. Whats up bud? Your darkest fears getting the upper hand when you look out at the world?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    for the pleasure of a support gig!

    yep support bands crews were expected to turn up at load in and out which was ok if the main act was worth sticking around for.Tho' by the 3rd night it just got to be a pain in the lower back and I could only tolerate roadie banter in small doses.
    lovely chaps that they were ;-]

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1724 posts Report Reply

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