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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.
You’d be suprised. Ex-presidents of Mexico, Columbia and Brazil do. So does the former Secretary General of the UN, amongst others. Global drug policy is an interesting anomaly really. I say anomaly because it is truly a realm where the normal adherence to best practices, consideration of latest research and advice of experts in relative […]
Before anyone says it, I know, OK? Yes I understand that I have given ample evidence of the negative effects and harms related to alcohol use. I’m also aware that there has been a distinct absence of the counter point to this debate on the behalf of cannabis. Just let me explain why… The thing […]
We’ve all experienced the effects of alcohol on a night out. Sometimes it really raises the night up to greater heights and we end up having a top night. HOWEVER… How many of us have seen the effects of alcohol on a bunch of young drinkers? Words that come to me, both from my personal […]
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 […]
*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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
*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 […]
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. […]
"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.