Posts by Shane Le Brun

  • Hard News: On benefit fraud,

    I wish I was like my fellow former army folk going to student life, I put my golden handshake into kiwisaver so I didn't have to admit to having a cash asset, my peers however put it into shares etc and made a hefty return while claiming student bennies saying they had no cash assets.

    My true regret was not having the balls to go all in on Bitcoin in 2011 when I left my uniform behind, I had 40k to play with.......

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium,

    In my opinion Cannabis is first cab off the ranks, its been around for thousands of years (like alcohol) yet has a better safety profile. Personally anything that has a better safety profile than alcohol should be legal. Being late to the party means we can control it much better, just as Canada is putting very strict controls on legal cannabis, (so much so that the legalization crowd like Marc and Jodie Emery are complaining that its not legalization) the worst thing is our binge culture, what ever happens the greatest risk from those class C drugs that could be legalized (even Peter Dunne is for it!) is mixing of substances.

    I have communicated to some of the free the leaf crowd what the drug foundation policy around the potential industry means, once I explained that it avoids big business, and allows previously criminalized people to go legal, (the "OG" growers) they were quite smitten.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    I did in private, but that's another story.....

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Genter's Bill: Starting at…,

    I've never heard of a Private Members bill getting plucked so quick. Its been what, a month since it was put in the ballot, time for Labour and Maori Parties to man up on the issue and have a policy outside of saying nice things.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: We need to talk…,

    It was a bit frustrating to hear Marama talk about the spaced out family scenario all thanks to Cannabis. She cant seriously think said family would be a functional unit with no issues if all the Cannabis magically dissapeared? Reminds me of a Chris Rock joke about the ghetto being full of swimming pools and Bentleys till Crack came and took it all away....

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: I tried Sativex: it was no…, in reply to Liam Dann,

    @Liam Dann, that shipment is for a special approval granted by Peter Dunne, and is for one patient only, the intent being to find a cheaper alternative to Sativex, as the product is a 1:1 ratio oil.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: I tried Sativex: it was no…, in reply to william blake,

    The underlying theme for a lot of patients, including those with MS is the desire to take as little as possible during the day, and to take large doses at bed time, improving pain and sleep, while sleeping through the worst/best of the effects. Even Helen Kelly did this, with large doses in the evenings, and a clearish head in the morning. My wife barely touches the stuff, as she frets about sleeping through our toddler son's midnight wake for a bottle. But when she does use, its the best sleep she can get outside of 20mgs of Morphine in an Ass Cheek.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Peter Theil owns a stake in Tilray, gradually sorting it out I guess, they are EU Pharmaceutical grade now for some products.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…,

    Dissapointing from the end of MCANZ that we have been deliberately shut out of affordable products from the USA.
    Even more frustrating is that the DEA could probably be challenged on not issuing export licenses, they have issued import licenses.... https://www.wired.com/2015/07/medical-marijuana-epilepsy/

    Its hard when the "competent Authority" has been defunded to irrelevance and has their lack of competency demonstrated in court several times a year. By enforcing policy that even the US Govt cant/wont enforce, It is deliberately making access harder, as Russell explained, a child 2 brain surgeries down, with another on the cards deserves a shot at this experimental but promising medicine.

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is the Ministry of Health…, in reply to billtaylor,

    unfortunately THC evaporates at a lower temp than CBD, to seperate them you need some fancy chemistry kit,

    Since Mar 2015 • 41 posts Report Reply

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