Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: A medical cannabis korero by the sea

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  • steven crawford,

    Naturally there’d be police checks. We’re not going to be handing out any permits to patched members. But there’d also be the efficacy concerns.

    This is an example of why it’s a slow moving project. When someone starts introducing “patched gang member” to the pollical arena, things get emotional. It’s easy to forget that patched gang members also get old and develop terminal illnesses, just like hippies and guys who wear Italian suits.

    Also, when we start introducing patched gang members as a metaphor for unillegible, we would have to then work our way through strings of philosophical arguments about what terminally unwell person, is capable of growing dope? And are they going be able to conceal it from, “patched gang members”. Would we have the police do security of dope growing operation checks of tidy dressed middle class people who apply to grow there own?

    It would be simpler to ether treat it the same as any other pharmaceutical, decriminalise it for everyone including patched gang members, and other such alcoholics, and angry people.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to steven crawford,

    It would be simpler to ether treat it the same as any other pharmaceutical, decriminalise it for everyone including patched gang members, and other such alcoholics, and angry people.

    Agreed. I think any medical regime would be much easier if growing was addressed under general cannabis reform.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Shane Le Brun,

    Yeah I agree with your concerns. There are some caveats on MCANZ, specifically, we dont dabble in recreational advocacy. In light of the refusal of MPs to accept growing your own as a human right like Canada, we are trying a compromise approach that it is merely a licensed activity on a small scale.

    Since Mar 2015 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    It's a shame we don't have an entrenched Bill of Rights so a court case could be fought on that basis.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 481 posts Report Reply

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