So, you’re one of them huh?

May 17, 2011

Well it depends what you mean by them, doesn’t it? I recently had an interaction that made me reflect on our common perspectives on drug use. A friend of mine, who is well aware that I don’t drink and rarely partake of any drugs other than caffeine, expressed his suprise that I was interested in […]

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It’s illegal isn’t it?

May 14, 2011

*NOTE: Whilst medical cannabis has been legalised federally, this does not mean cannabis is legal. From a doctor with prescription, yes. Growing it or buying it for personal use, NO. The information below is a general guide to state law, and should not be used as the basis of legal advice. Note that the ACT has also […]

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We all know, so why don’t we know?

May 10, 2011

Alcohol makes you feel good – then bad generally. We all know that. We all also know that alcohol is bad for us, but do we really? According to the 2011 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation’s Annual Alcohol Poll: Community Attitudes and Behaviours we generally aren’t aware of the dangers alcohol poses to our health. […]

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and now a little bedtime story

May 5, 2011

Although I still believe that marihuana is not harmless, I am convinced that it is one of the least dangerous, if not the least dangerous, of all psychoactive drugs, legal or illegal, recreational or medicinal. – Dr Lester Grinspoon: On Further Reconsideration, 1994 One of my children’s favourite books so happens to be John Brown, […]

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The government doesn’t put out false information on drugs…EVER!

May 3, 2011

*NOTE: This post has been edited due to its author having written it after midnight. It was chock full of random stuff, and at least one reference to evidence supporting “beddie-byes”. Not a good idea. My apologies. Well I have to disagree with that. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I necessarily WANT […]

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A beer’s not worth $15 billion dollars!

April 30, 2011

Oh but it is. Actually by now it would be worth more. Of course we are not talking about the cost of just one beer. We are talking about the social cost of alcohol to our country in the year 2004 to 2005. THAT FIGURE IS THE ANNUAL COST. However that was 11 years ago. […]

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You are an addict because I SAY you are dammit!

April 29, 2011

‘I have long been interested in classifications of people, in how they affect the people classified, and how the effects on the people in turn change the classifications. We think of many kinds of people as objects of scientific inquiry. Sometimes to control them, as prostitutes, sometimes to help them, as potential suicides. Sometimes to […]

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Cannabis will wreck you physically and mentally, right?

April 27, 2011

Lung Cancer, Psychosis and Depression: If so why would you do it? If I had a dollar for every time I have heard someone talking about the above negative effects of cannabis use I would be, well, not exactly rich, but I’d have that whole fat clinking pocket thing happening, nearly. This is largely due […]

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Alcohol is relatively safe…right?

April 26, 2011

We’ve all used the drug ethanol (alcohol) for years, so it can’t be that bad…can it? Well let’s investigate that for a moment shall we? Hands up if you’ve used alcohol before. (Responsible Choice puts hand up). Pretty much all adults over the age of 18 in our great country have before at one time […]

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