but would be surprised if the concept of a smoke free New Zealand would not include pot for many and hence in reference to topic at hand be a considerable opponent to liberalizing recreational pot.
The evidence seems to be that while inhaling smoke is clearly bad for your lungs, cannabis smoke does not cause lung cancer (the key seems to be the absence of the radioactive tars present in tobacco smoke). But smoking isn’t the only way of using cannabis.
I don’t think cannabis is addictive in the way tobacco is, but there is is an established diagnosis of cannabis dependence. The evidence of the Auckland School of Medicine surveys is that a majority of New Zealanders use cannabis at some point, and most of them stop using it because they don’t like it any more – it was striking how far legal peril came down the list of reasons for stopping.
we should be focused on our country being smokefree 2025 first and foremost
We can do two things at the same time.
government never apologized to health department and parents for synthetics debacle
Synthetics were being sold in dairies before the Psychoactive Substances Act, which radically reduced the number of outlets (from as many as 4,000 to fewer than 170). And the Ministry of Health was complicit in its failure – it didn't manage to get all regulations in place until about two years after the Act was nobbled. And, of course, it was after the products were banned that things got really bad and people started dying.
* adding recreational pot to binge drinking culture does not make our roads safer
Which would be to assume that this doesn't already happen.
Here’s Janet Wilson channeling her Inner Karl and seemingly happy to present as an uninformed and patronising numpty on RNZ’s The Panel today. No idea why she gets a forum.
She doesn't really have a point there, does she? But she's certainly very determined to make it.
The part where she insists that synthetics are "classed the same" as natural cannabis is just weird.
The Marshall Project has brought together a number of the protagonists in the current US wrangle to debate by email.
Berenson doubles down on some pretty dodgy racial stuff. Ick.
I hope we have a place here where sensible debate on this will happen over the next few years.
That's the plan. I actually found the response to last month's the-year-that-was post very motivating.
I'm surprised a *lawyer* did not have a word.
but coding is also mathematical and logic driven and this is not to the taste of every ASD person, even if they are very mentally capable.
Yes, this is another common mistake: every ASD person is good at maths. Leo really wasn't, although we managed to get him caught up with some tuition.
On the other hand, I think Leo understands high-level game design very well – but there's no direct path to that kind of role in the gaming world.
I was interested by his commentary on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: "I've got better ideas than that in my head."
I prefer their older indie stuff.
And I love the phrase anxiolytic defence system.
Me too :-)
It just sort of came out and I thought, oh, I like that.
Has he seen this?
He's just about to!