Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

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Critique of a proposal to legalise cannabis:

Wow, what a ‘#progressive’ proposal made by the Australian Greens. At first sight that is, because when you look at the detail of the proposal and think about it clearly, then you realise that, as always, the #devil is in that detail and the Greens’ proposal is full of those devils. So many devils in fact that I don’t think many could support it in its current form at all.

  1. Establish a new government controlled regulatory agency that is also the sole wholesale distributor of cannabis. What? A regulator that is also in the business of selling the stuff? Have they never looked at the US Center for Disease Control (#CDC) and realised how hopelessly #corrupt that CDC is, while they depend for a very large proportion of their operating revenue  from the sale of dubious but nevertheless mandated #vaccines they also regulate?

    Where most senior staff come straight from the industry they are supposed to regulate? That the CDC is also the target of the most intense lobbying effort in US history just caps the list of seriously corrupting influences. Is that what the Greens truly propose for Australia?

    The few surviving whistle blowers have given us plenty of verifiable evidence that that CDC is indeed a corruption riddled and increasingly autocratic organisation that is really only interested in increasing its sphere of power and influence and does not give a hoot or a damn about the well being of the citizens they are charged to protect against the deadly onslaught of that, among others, super corrupt industry #BigPharma, the (strictly) petrochemical ‘saviour’ of mankind.

    In fact, the CDC and the Federal Drug Administration (#FDA) have been shown to be the two most powerful agencies (who are) always campaigning strongly against any health modality or any cure that would potentially cut into BigPharma’s obscene profits. Some would even suggest that reputation- and character- assassination and even murder is not foreign to their Modus Operandi.

    Is that really what the Greens propose to emulate for Australian society?

    Considering that the leader of the Australian Greens is a BigPharma trained, uninformed and brainwashed one eyed vaccine propagandist and erstwhile medical doctor, who would steal your children and throw you in jail rather than allow you to exercise your inalienable right to decide and choose what poisons your babies are subjected to? Yes, this warped proposal by the Greens comes as no surprise (to me) in that light.

  2. The Greens’ proposal is also a real innovation killer. Everyone who has a good idea for a possible application for cannabis is subject to the bureaucratic oversight and arbitrary regulation imposed by this cannabis wholesale monopoly. Sorry mate, if your plans don’t fit the ‘rules and regulations’ you are OUT of contention. You must play the game by their rules and their rules alone. Mandated by law.

    Of course history gives us many examples where such monopolistic regulatory structures will become, over time, more and more autocratic, despotic and even dictatorial and invariably become the single biggest obstacle to true innovation, progress and development in the industry they are charged to regulate.

    Is this really what the Greens want for Australia?

    Is that really what being ‘progressive’ stands for?Another government agency? More and bigger government?  Government and agencies that invariable seek to increase their power and sphere of influence?

    Don’t the Greens realise that those agencies can only achieve those ends by taking more of your freedom away, step by step? By mandating ever increasing court imposed penalties so that if you ever fall foul of them you will never be able to do anything in that industry again. That is if you have any wealth left to even contemplate another innovative venture?

    And of course, to satisfy the insatiable hunger for ever bigger operating budgets, governments have no choice but to steal ever more from a population already struggling under a massive and ever increasing tax burden. Whether  you asked for it or not. Punishable by law, sentenced to bankruptcy, destitution and even jail, Either way, innovative and hardworking forward looking entrepreneurs AND the general public lose. Again.

    Is that really the ‘progressive’ future the Greens have in mind for us?

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Woman Cures Her Terminal Cancer With Cannabis Oil, 6 Weeks to Live

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By Heather CallaghanEditor

“I know I would not be here today without it. I want to tell everybody….I’ve beaten science…”

English woman Joy Smith, age 52, was given “just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with inoperable stomach and bowel cancer in August 2016.”

Her friends encouraged her to obtain marijuana tablets to take along with chemo after doctors told her that chemotherapy would only buy her more time. Shortly after beginning chemo, she had to have the chemo line taken out due to Smith developing sepsis.

She also took CBD oil (which does not contain THC) alongside marijuana oil. She wants to see cannabis products legalized, crediting marijuana with saving her life.

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Cannabis proven an effective alternative form of pain relief for elderly patients, allowing many to quit taking dangerous meds, research finds

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(Natural News) President Trump announced last year that the opioid epidemic was a “public health emergency” and called for the medical community to look for alternative therapies to battle the growing crisis. The President cited the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics which places drug overdose as the leading cause of injury death in the United States, outnumbering both gun-related deaths and traffic crashes. It is estimated that 175 people die each day in our country because of a drug overdose.

The class of drugs most commonly being abused is painkillers or opioid analgesics prescribed to treat chronic pain. Of those who are given these drugs, medical professionals have stated that the elderly (or those 65-years-old and older) are the most at risk of overdosing. Doctors have warned that while older Americans represent only 14 percent of the total population, they comprise 30 percent of all those who use opioids.

This has prompted several health institutions to look for better and more natural ways to treat chronic pain.

A new study conducted by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev(BGU) and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center concluded that medical cannabis could be the answer. Authors of the study observed around 3,000 elderly patients suffering from chronic pain brought about by various conditions including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, among other things. More than 60 percent of patients were prescribed medical cannabis to alleviate their pain.

The researchers saw that in only six months, 93 percent of patients reported a significant reduction in the amount of pain they felt. Moreover, 60 percent of the participants claimed that their quality of life was raised from “bad” or “very bad” to “good” or “very good” within the same time period. Seventy percent likewise reported moderate improvement in their condition.

More importantly, 18 percent of all participants lessened, or completely stopped, their prescription to their opioid analgesics.

It was concluded that medical cannabis therapy can be a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain and can serve as a way to lessen the dependence people may develop to prescription painkillers. (Related: A look at the evolving relationship surrounding medical marijuana vs. opioid deaths.)

Read more at naturalnews.com

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