Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, July 24, 2009

As Seen On TRADEME

(A question) As Seen On TradeMe regarding


a "Moral Test" on Brain Function for the price of a Beer.


[http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=231993787&permanent=0]


"This product is designed to test for the presence of THC (Cannabis) in someones system. It couldnt be easier to use as can be seen in the instructions shown in the image."


Could you please clarify if this product tests for metabolites of THC or THC as claimed? Is this important? What range is the visual pass/fail threshold (in ng/mg) and what science endorses the accuracy paying particular attention to false positive confidence? What correspondent research to impairment and/or harm has been reasonably been shown to be causative at these levels? What if any instructions as to what to do in the event of positive metabolite result are given? Thank You.

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Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›

Social Ecologist 'at large'
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The seller has posted a response to your question about 'Drug Tests for THC'.

The test says your testing for cannabis where THC metabolites are assumed to be 'somehow' the equivalent. They are not. Metabolites are are the ashes of the fire when the heat has long gone. There is no correlation to either current or prior impairment nor do they indicate any predictable short or longterm behavioral characteristics. They are eliminated at highly variable rates depending on metabolic/hormonal patterns of individuals as well menstruation, stress, & other drugs including alcohol.

Thanks for the information Blair. We just sell test kits for anyone who would like to buy them. Whether it should be legal or not is for an entirely different platform or forum in my opinion - not Trade Me! You take care.

(Stevexyz's reply mistakes, as do many who profit from prohibition principles, the legal status and any argument that reflects badly on on the ruling paradigm, with the simplistic rule, if anyone questions the science or evidence they must be a legaliser therefore can be ignored. Yet stupidly, even in a post prohibition environment the 'tool' of drug tests remain valid in some circumstances. The question of HOW that tool works, and a fully informed purchaser likewise still remains fundamental to how a product is presented. Claiming that this tests for THC (cannabis) is in the view of this writer... a breach of the fair trade 'advertising must be true'' principles. Further I submit that asserting that this 'test' does so with any accuracy is deceptive and can have 'deleterious' outcomes that potentially far outweigh the harm from cannabis per se. /Blair)


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