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

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sycophantic Politicians blocked Vote on MedPot

February 2001: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services files a patent application for the medical use of cannabinoids, saying they are "useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases," and "are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia."

October 2003: The patent is granted

Courageously, your intrepid activist attended the Rt Hon Tony Ryall, Health Minister's 'mid-winter' speech at the Medical School in Christchurch on August 7th. While Ryall lied about having no opinion on tobacco, he mean while had recently blocked banning in-store advertising. (see SCOOP)

Professor Peter Joyce [Dean, University of Otago and Prof of Mental Health Research] avoided the med-pot criminality question in the full house Rolleston lecture theater. Bloody shame. Perhaps it would have been useful to hear the question in view of the legacy of Health Ministers with Justice/Police backgrounds and interests.
However, Tony Ryall, having been buttonholed post his speech, did accept and receive, placing it in his top pocket for later reading, the above Dept. of Health and Human Services summary of facts.




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