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  1. Tisme

    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    The church does tend to offer families and addicts help from addiction.

    Of course casual users think they are the benchmark of human behaviour when it comes to drugs, but that is Caesar judging Caesar and have no idea how sober people view them and can be bothered to say so. Drug users always like to socialise their addiction amongst similar addicts to legitimise their delusion.
     
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    Australian Politicians. Keep head in sand...


    Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope​



    More on link below. CNN did a great video on it too....

     
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    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    Please watch it folks !
     
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    So far, from what l've seen on the net, this seems to be the case.

     
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    Drug Overdose Deaths


    The marijuana market was nearly as large as the opiate market in 2016 and resulted in 0 overdose deaths. By the end of 2017, 29 states and the District of Columbia will allow legal sales of marijuana, 8 of these states allow recreational marijuana sales. In 2016, the national market for marijuana was nearly $7 billion, according to Arcview Market Research Group. The opioid market was slightly larger at $10 billion in the US last year. In 2016, marijuana was responsible for 0 overdose deaths while opioids killed more than 20,000 Americans.​

    The 1960s drug culture is largely thought to have spawned legislation aimed at reducing American Drug Use. Created in 1970, the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act created 5 schedules for drugs. These schedules ranked drugs based on their potential for abuse, accepted medical uses and perceived safety under medical care. Marijuana was scheduled alongside heroin and other drugs on Schedule 1, the most dangerous drugs. According to the legislation, Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse, no or few medical uses and a lack of safety. Below, you will see the the overdose related deaths of three drugs, heroin, marijuana both schedule 1 drugs and prescription opioids, schedule II drugs that include oxycontin and the like.


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    As can be seen in the figure, heroin and opioid drugs are not safe, killing 10,000s of American each year. According to the DEA, Marijuana use has resulted in 0 overdose deaths, see data here. Since 2000, heroin deaths are up 600% and prescription opioid deaths are up more than 300%.


     
  11. Gringotts Bank

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    Like turning the Queen Mary. And it's all about power and profits for Big Pharma who resist every step, despite such studies. In other words, money ahead of public health.

    Not that pot is a cure for anything, but its safe and effective in small doses.
     
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    I'm not convinced there is a realistic dataset on the destruction of families, the early deaths of fretting parents having to put up with the rage sessions, the people who are robbed and battered, the cost to society for the social security for spaced out itinerant indolents, the industrial accidents caused, the associated deaths on roads , etc.

    A drug user/addict never sees how sober people see him, he only judges his behaviours from his own perspective, which is always a righteous psychosis.
     
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    The only reason I've had to buy this drivel of a news paper for years;

    "My email is lucy.haslam@uic.org.au
    Buy the Sunday Telegraph on the 22nd (next weekend) and find the full-page letter from 5year old Katelyn Lambert. A link to a microsite be included on the page. This URL will link you to a template to complete and send to your MP.
    This will take you just a few minutes but it will get your voice to where it can be heard. In addition to this get educated, spread the word and be a voice for the sick! Thank you in advance. Lucy"


    'Get Educated' my bolds... Now there's some sound advice.

    The full lenght letter is also worth a read;

    https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-tu...I&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email
     
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    Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities

    The health and public safety concerns that kept marijuana illegal for generations are proving unfounded where it is now legal.

    A new study from Columbia University found that traffic fatalities have fallen in seven states where medicinal cannabis is legal and that, overall, states where medical marijuana is legal have lower traffic fatality rates than states were medical marijuana remains illegal.

    The study found that “medical marijuana laws were associated with immediate reductions in traffic fatalities in those aged 15 to 24 and 25 to 44 years, and with additional yearly gradual reductions in those aged 25 to 44 years.” Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states.

    Study details
    Seven researchers from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health worked on the study, with two more researchers from the University of California at Davis and Boston University. They published the study in the American Journal of Public Health.​

    The researchers used traffic accident data from 1985 to 2014, about 1.2 million accidents. They focused on the relationship between medical marijuana laws and the number of fatal traffic accidents, examining each state with legalized medical marijuana separately.

    They also looked at the relationship between the existence of medical marijuana dispensaries and traffic accidents, finding a reduction in the number of fatal accidents among those ages 25 to 44 in areas where dispensaries were open.

    Report conclusions
    The researchers concluded that both medical marijuana legalization and dispensaries were, on average, associated with a reduction in traffic fatalities, particularly among drivers 25 to 44-years-old.

    They suggested a few possibilities for this conclusion.

    • Those under the influence of marijuana are more aware of their impaired condition than those under the influence of alcohol and may more often make the choice not to drive.
    • More people have replaced going out to drink in bars with partaking of marijuana at home, reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road.
    • An increased police presence in areas where medical marijuana is legal could have led to fewer people attempting to drive while under the influence of marijuana.
    “Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected,” Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the lead researcher on the study, told Reuters.

    Findings varied by state. Rhode Island and Connecticut saw increases in traffic fatalities after medical marijuana became legal. California and New Mexico saw double-digit drops immediately after legalization, followed by increases.

     
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