Posts by Shaun Lott
Hard News: More on the repurposed…,
This whole avenue of work is super interesting and certainly shows some promise. I'm confused by
...efforts to have their work replicated in the US were stymied because all necessary resources were committed to vaccine development.
That doesn't seem credible to me. Looking at the preprint, we could do equivalent in vitro work here in NZ, so I'm be very surprised that there was no capacity to do the same in the whole of the US science system.
Hard News: Paula Bennett and the…,
Ah Paula, how we will miss you 🙄
Hard News: The Cannabis Legalisation and…,
...anyone insisting that the tightly-regulated regime this bill describes would be more harmful than the completely unregulated status quo needs to read the damn thing again.
I think they just need to read that sentence again, tbh.
Hard News: The Cannabis Legalisation and…, in reply to
It would be possible to vote 'no' in the referendum, and vote for someone other than National, correct? :)
Hard News: Synthetics: We need to stop…, in reply to
I look forward to your campaign against alcohol.
Or for that matter the campaign against caffeine, or theobromine or….
Hard News: Always asking the wrong…,
It's certainly true that Colorado collected more tax revenue than they expected... and the conundrum of federal banking legislation prevented small business retailers from commercially banking their proceeds.
But revenue collection is surely a consequence rather than an aim of the legislation?
Hard News: Getting serious about the…,
Re: price. From my limited experience - good beer is cheap in Colorado, but legal cannabis makes it look pricey. The dispensary was certainly better value than the bar.
I happened to be living in Colorado when legalisation happened, and I can report first hand that civilised society did not come to an end. My experience of legalised recreation sales was: 1) It was tightly regulated 2) It was cheap 3) It was lucrative for the state.
Hard News: On joining the international…, in reply to
Exactly this. Speakers' Corner in Albert Park remained available... but I guess you can't charge $99 a ticket there.
Hard News: Let Canada do our cannabis homework,
How about looking at Colorado as an exemplar?