Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Lately in cannabis

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  • Pete Sime,

    Here's an interesting look at the US system, one which the proposed legislation largely avoids.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    I’ll have to admit that I was somewhat on the fence about supporting cannabis law reform, but the recent review by Poulton and co swayed me towards it with their powerful argument that while there is good evidence of harms of excessive cannabis use, particularly in young people, it is best addressed as a health issue rather than a legal issue, and the current legal situation is hampering educational initiatives.
    https://dunedinstudy.otago.ac.nz/files/1588627345587.pdf

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 825 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Boden,

    Russell, I'm pleased you caught the difference in tone between the two articles. The CHDS one was largely "wordsmithed" by me, and the second by Benedikt.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Joe Boden,

    Russell, I’m pleased you caught the difference in tone between the two articles. The CHDS one was largely “wordsmithed” by me, and the second by Benedikt.

    I could just about hear Benedikt's voice :-)

    I was keen for my commentary not to come off as dismissive of what he wrote, I just wanted to give some perspective on where he was coming from.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Boden, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I was keen for my commentary not to come off as dismissive of what he wrote, I just wanted to give some perspective on where he was coming from.

    Definitely did not seem dismissive. :)

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

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