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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation
Posted by: Dan Evans
Date/Time: 10/09/15 09:07:00

The two issues of medical use and recreational use of cannabis seems to have been conflated in this thread.

To be clear there is no reason why a cannabis based product cannot go through the same drug approval processes that any other drug would have to and Savitex has now gained approval. There is no good reason why other cannabis products should be exempted from having to meet the same standards that other new drugs have to. The fact remains at the moment that the scientific evidence for the medical benefits remains patchy and there are other cheaper, better, safer pain reducing drugs currently on the market.

Of course a lot of people claim that smoking cannabis offers them a great deal of relief from chronic illness and it undoubtedly can aid relaxation and reduce pain but the claims that it does so more effectively than other meds that might be prescribed should be viewed in the same light as homeopathy - just because lots of people say it works doesn't mean it actually does. My father during a long and painful illness got much relief from cigarettes even though they were compounding his symptoms.

For recreational use there is powerful and growing evidence that cannabis use causes psychosis particularly amongst the young. Anybody with teenage children will probably be aware of tragedies that have occurred to their contemporaries. A noticeable proportion of the current generation of teens having their lives permanently blighted by cannabis is not really a price worth paying for some extra tax revenue.

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Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:26:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:53:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:23:00 Brian May
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:54:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:48:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:56:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:22:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:41:00 Michael Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:26:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:56:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:08:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:59:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 bobby osborne
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:15:00 James Robinson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:07:00 Dan Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:22:00 James Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:48:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:40:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:53:00 Michael Robinson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 12:13:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 14:23:00 Dan Evans
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 15:17:00 Michael Robinson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 12:50:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 13:28:00 Michael Robinson
                                    studies11/09/15 13:58:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:58:00 Francis Rowe
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 16:05:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:19:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:37:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:10:00 Andy Pease
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:29:00 Alastair Banton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:47:00 Keith Iddon
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:29:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:31:00 Claire Moran
                                                         Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 09:36:00 Philippa Bond
                                                            Re:Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 12:25:00 Alastair Banton
   Re:Cannabis legislation16/10/15 12:15:00 Arnie Devi

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