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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pissing into the Wind, Drug testing Bene's

The targeting of selected groups, jobseekers in particular, with arbitrary fishing expeditions for guilty urine is a breach of common law. Parliament, in particular the Minister's of the Crown responsible for this are without moral authority. The mere fact that this drug use prevention procedure is perceived as required at all is an indictment on the policy base that pretends it is a solution. Rather it [rampant prohibition] enables the worst in people, those who would justify the ends meeting the needs, particularly the prejudiced, the naïve and the woefully ignorant - be they politicians, public or TM message board contributors... the testing of bene's heralds a new low in civics. We should all be ashamed.

Blair Anderson
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Upset at ban from Maori TV

Maori TV have sold themselves and the demograph they serve short.


Producers of Maori TV's flagship current affairs programme told Mr Appleby, 66, that he could not take part in the debate as he did not have Maori credibility in the electorate.

Drug Policy is vexatious for the hidden agenda's and gatekeepers who would rather pretend they hold some 'high moral ground' - media having become both experts in myopia and pawns in the game of lies. There is no doubt that racism can be sheeted home to what the drug war on people has at its roots, its origins, right into the present and future. But to pretend is only about racism is to do the argument, against prohibition and all that that represents, an injustice too. It is ageist and sexist as well. It is about oppression, and control, state intrusion and surveillance, destabilisation and division, it is about misplaced resources and lost opportunities, it is about labelling and othering, and its about oppression of the individual and the group. It denies truth and science, evidence and experience. That is a terrible legacy to uphold. Maori TV's affairs program have sold themselves and the demograph they serve short. The hustings do not belong to gatekeepers. It is an election of all voices..... Unfettered canvassing (a cannabis word) is what empowers the elected. All ideas must be tested. Maori TV have to redeem themselves or they become irrelevant in a much bigger picture. Amongst the fourth estate they are not alone.

Blair Anderson
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cannabis - Brain Food? or Neurotoxin? Ask a Policeman!

“The brain’s cannabinoid system is fully capable of not only cleansing damaged brain cells from the brain, but also triggering the production of new brain cells within the brain, a concept that contradicts years of conventional thinking about how the brain works.”

The report continues with evidence of how: “Cannabinoids also supercharge mitochondria in the brain, which are the powerhouses of energy that maintain proper cell function.”

A chimpanzee brain at the Science Museum London

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