Change begins here.
Please consider the following questions:
Is it right that our youth have an incredibly dangerous, toxic and socially problematic drug as their only recreational option?
If there is a safer option why would we ignore and outlaw it or, even worse, stigmatise it?
Alcohol vs. cannabis: Which one is safer and therefore the responsible choice?
If you have ever pondered these questions before, or having read the above are now doing so, GOOD! We hope we can help you find some answers to empower you to make the responsible choice for yourself, your family and our society.
Dr. Alex Wodak, a rare man in Australia these days. For those of you who haven’t heard of him listen closely, and for those who have he probably needs no introduction. According to the St. Vincent’s Hospital website Dr. Wodak is a physician and has been Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent’s […]
In a world where cannabis was legal, how would things be different? Let’s indulge our imaginations further. It’s Thursday night. You’ve been at high school all day and are spending the remaining part of the evening listening to the nationwide top 40 program. “Yes, I love this song!” you say as you […]
In a world where alcohol is illegal, but cannabis was legal, how would things be different? Let’s indulge our imaginations for a moment. It’s Friday afternoon. You’ve just begun to think about what the weekend has in store for you. The week has been a busy one, and you’re looking forward to relaxing with […]
If you are living in Western Australia you could be easily forgiven for making this statement. Unfortunately the situation does not involve Michael J. Fox, a cool car, lightning, nor some old genius crackpot scientist, but it may involve some crackpot ideas on drug policy. In case you haven’t heard WA has just had a […]
It may not be the opposite of morbid but the comparison I have here of cannabis vs. alcohol in the media could be described as outrageous. By outrageous I am referring to the absolute absence of any serious consequences for users or those around them in the media. This post was my attempt to provide […]
That’s the question, but you’ll need to read the post first I think before you answer. In an attempt to provide some sort of perspective on the alcohol vs. cannabis debate here I decided to give myself a challenge. It went as follows: If alcohol is really that dangerous surely there is some sort of […]
The above saying is attributed to Daoist author Zhuang Zi (368 – 286BC) But what does it mean? Well bear with me. 疑冰 – yi bing. This is a way you might express the title of this post in the author’s native Chinese language. If we break it down we can get a better idea […]
Alcohol causes cancer, but does cannabis? In my last post I pointed out the fact that alcohol has been known to be a carcinogen for many years now by the scientific community, but not so much by the broader Australian public. It begs the question then: Is cannabis a carcinogen? Well, ask most people and […]
Alcohol and cancer. What have the two got to do with each other? Way too much, which begs the question why do we have so many ‘Cancer’ related charities, searching for the cause of cancer. Let’s start with grog. Now I’ve mentioned the word ‘causative’ before in these posts. The word means basically ‘the cause […]
"Drink? The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health" - Professor David Nutt (2019)
Drink? holds the key to all the questions you want to know the answers to, covering mental health, sleep, hormones, fertility and addiction. It sheds light on what 'responsible drinking' truly means and equips us with the essential knowledge we all need to make rational, informed decisions about our consumption now and in the future.
"Drugs Without the Hot Air" - Professor David Nutt (2012)
This essential read is for anyone interested in drugs, and for parents, teachers, doctors and others who have to work with the consequences of drug use in our society. It poses many provocative questions, including how harmful is alcohol compared to illicit drugs?
"The Culture High" - Adam Scorgie (2015)
The HIGHLY anticipated follow up film to the cult classic documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High.