Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: Let Canada do our cannabis homework,

    An interesting study about the use of cannabis products for relieving chronic pain. I don't think it quite says what the Sydney Morning Herald thinks it does. The full report is available from the Cochrane link.

    TL;DR Study says

    The potential benefits of cannabis-based medicine (herbal cannabis, plant-derived or synthetic THC, THC/CBD oromucosal spray) in chronic neuropathic pain might be outweighed by their potential harms. The quality of evidence for pain relief outcomes reflects the exclusion of participants with a history of substance abuse and other significant comorbidities from the studies, together with their small sample sizes.

    but that cannabis products performed higher than placebos.

    The SMH says

    Cannabis' medical benefits have suffered a serious blow, with a major study finding it does almost nothing to help people with chronic pain.

    The study, one of the largest and most in depth ever done on the drug’s medical use, found cannabis does not cut pain, nor does it help sufferers replace opioids. And users seem to suffer higher levels of anxiety overall.

    One of these things is not like the other.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2893 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: I Am: An authentic autism…, in reply to Rich Lock,

    That's awesome. I spent literal days at a time as a teen painting my Chaos Eldar army.

    BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

    Blood and souls for my Lord Arioch!

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  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The question I’m unsure about is who benefits?

    Putin.

    Yup. Exactly right.

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  • Hard News: Bourdain,

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  • Hard News: Bourdain,

    The world is just a little bit darker today.

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  • Hard News: The miserable archive, in reply to Adam H,

    Yes. It's one reason I left the public service after National got in. Their weaselly VFM bullshit gave a licence to every closet arsehole in the public sector. Tone comes from the top, but its the front line who let it happen.

    I, too, was very pleased to have got out in 2005. Labour's third term wasn't a lot of fun and I could see the Nats getting in for an extended period. Time to jump.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2893 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive, in reply to BenWilson,

    Key was a surfer on the human wave. He rode it, but he did not cause the wave.

    The wave is neo-liberalism. We've reached the point where it crashes on the rocks destroying those who cling there.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2893 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive,

    Are there any cases where testing for meth was negative?

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  • Hard News: We are, at last, navigating…,

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  • Hard News: We are, at last, navigating…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    they provide Reepicheep - and you too, it would seem - with hours of online fun.

    Thank the gods I had swallowed my mouthful of coffee before I clicked the link or my screen would have worn it. I've never heard him called that before, but it's so fitting.

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