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Jan Copeland, director of the NCPIC, has agreed to answer questions from the Australian cannabis community regarding the NCPIC and the role they play in educating Australian's about cannabis which you would already know if you saw THIS THREAD

So far she has only offered an hour but we would be happier to see her take part in this thread for a short time each week instead, which is what we will be asking of her. :gathering:

If you have a question for the NCPIC then post it here.

Please keep all posts as short as possible. (Don't hog the microphone in other words) :bongon:

If you want to discuss this thread or the NCPIC and have no questions, please do that in this thread here The NCPIC Discussion Thread


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I would like to know how much money did the NCPIC receive in the last financial year (2009/10)....

1) from Australian Government funding via grants or other.
2) from any Australian political party not holding government via donations or other.
3) from Australian businesses via donations or other.
4) from any religious organisations or charities etc.via donations or other.
5) from any law enforcement agency via donations or other.
6) from any pharmaceutical company via donations or other.
7) from individuals via donations or other.
8) from any entity overseas at all via donations or other.
9) in total from any source.


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Hi Jan,
First of all, I want to apologize for my grumpy reply in the other thread :/
The reason I get so worked up about this subject is because I feel very strongly about the Medical use of Cannabis.
In my 23yrs of using Cannabis, I have never seen ANY adverse side effects...and since actually taking an interest, I have found it to be beneficial for more things than I could imagine :o

My questions are,
QUOTE FROM NCPIC FACTSHEET PAGE - “Studies show that violence can occur more often among people who use cannabis regularly, rather than those who use it occasionally or not at all. It is unclear why this is the case, but it may be because people with violent tendencies can also have a range of other psychosocial problems and are therefore more likely to use cannabis.”
What scientific documentation does NCPIC have to prove this? And how old is that information?

Also, what research does NCPIC actually do? And where do they/you get their/your information?

Has there been recent human trials with Cannabis in Australia? If not, why not?

Would NCPIC be willing to help a Medical Cannabis research board/organization by publicizing ALL of its findings, if such an organization were operating?



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There is proven Medical benefit to people who use Cannabis for a variety of illnesses. Cancer, AIDS and Glaucoma to name a few, so my question is;

How can the NCPIC be trusted to provide factual information regarding medical benefits of Cannabis use to sufferers and their carer’s, or other concerned people when their mission statement is “The NCPIC mission is to reduce the use of cannabis in Australia by preventing uptake and harms associated with its use in the Australian community.”</SPAN>

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Hi Jan, just a quick question. I was wondering how much of your research involves looking at before/after comparisons of successful Cannabis decriminalization in other countries and their Medical statistics/ reports? Seems to be a huge difference between their facts and the prohibition propaganda we are presented with here. Thankyou. Gh72

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Hi Jan,
First of all, I want to apologize for my grumpy reply in the other thread :/
The reason I get so worked up about this subject is because I feel very strongly about the Medical use of Cannabis.
In my 23yrs of using Cannabis, I have never seen ANY adverse side effects...and since actually taking an interest, I have found it to be beneficial for more things than I could imagine :o

My questions are,
QUOTE FROM NCPIC FACTSHEET PAGE - “Studies show that violence can occur more often among people who use cannabis regularly, rather than those who use it occasionally or not at all. It is unclear why this is the case, but it may be because people with violent tendencies can also have a range of other psychosocial problems and are therefore more likely to use cannabis.”
What scientific documentation does NCPIC have to prove this? And how old is that information?

Also, what research does NCPIC actually do? And where do they/you get their/your information?

Has there been recent human trials with Cannabis in Australia? If not, why not?

Would NCPIC be willing to help a Medical Cannabis research board/organization by publicizing ALL of its findings, if such an organization were operating?



I look forward to seeing what you have to say.
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Hi Bongon,
Apology accepted, I understand people feel strongly and hope we can be respectful. I am pleased to hear you have not seen, let alone experienced, a single adverse effect from cannabis. I wish I could say the same for drugs I use, includimg coffee.

Cannabis and violence:
First it should be acknowledged that we note that "Research also shows that cannabis users who commit violent acts usually have a history of violence before they start using the drug." Having said that there are a number of studies that link cannabis use with agression/violence while this seems to be counter intuitive when people are stoned. Here is the abstract of a 2010 paper by Swartout, K.M. & White, J.W. in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(9), 1716-1735 for example.
"The relationship between drug use and sexual aggression in a sample of men
was examined at five time points from adolescence through the 4th year
of college. Hierarchical linear modeling explored the relationship between
proximal drug use and severity of sexual aggression after controlling for
proximal alcohol use at each time period. Results revealed that proximal
drug use was associated with sexual aggression severity: Increased drug use
predicted increased severity of sexual aggression across time. A second set of
analyses explored the relationship between distal marijuana use and severity
of sexual aggression after controlling for distal alcohol use. Results indicated
that increased marijuana use predicted increased severity of sexual aggression
across time. A third set of analyses explored the relationship between distal
use of other illicit drugs and severity of sexual aggression after controlling for
distal alcohol use. Results mirrored those of the second set of analyses and
are discussed in terms of drug use as a component of deviant lifestyles that
may include sexually aggressive behavior, including implications for applied
settings."
As we also note in the factsheet the association may be as a result of the individual's other psychological problems and dealing in an illicit drug market. A related area we are interested in helping with are members of remote indigenous communities who are concerned about the aggression of some young males in particular when unable to access $$ for cannabis and are experiencing withdrawal as it is very disruptive to these small communities and causing distress among female elders.

NCPIC Research: we conduct a range of original research projects, some funded by other research bodies such as NH&MRC. These include telephone, web and mail delivered interventions, better tools to measure cannabis use and our new study using Sativex for cannabis withdrawal which is a mouth spray of THC & CBD. Check our website to learn about our latest studies. In general terms we access our information in the accepted scientific manner searching databases where peer reviewed articles are in a searchable form. Our materials are in turn peer reviewed before posting.

I am not aware of any trials using smoked herbal cannabis and see no reason to do so when Sativex is available to scientists as a botanical pharmaceutical of known cannabinoid dose and combination, which is organically grown and not smoked & doesn't have to be swallowed when people are feeling nauseous.

NCPIC is not funded to work on medicinal cannabis as it is a specialist science. I am happy to pass on any contacts I may have to assist publicising should this board be established.
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I would like to know how much money did the NCPIC receive in the last financial year (2009/10)....

1) from Australian Government funding via grants or other.
2) from any Australian political party not holding government via donations or other.
3) from Australian businesses via donations or other.
4) from any religious organisations or charities etc.via donations or other.
5) from any law enforcement agency via donations or other.
6) from any pharmaceutical company via donations or other.
7) from individuals via donations or other.
8) from any entity overseas at all via donations or other.
9) in total from any source.


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1) We receive around $3million per year which is shared among the 8 consortium partners
2) Nil
3) Nil
4) Nil
5) No funding but we do work with the Queensland Police Service on a project where they pay for people to attend community workshops in indigenous communities
6) GW Pharmaceuticals are providing us with Sativex for our upcoming trial but no financial support
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8) GW Pharma is a British Company as above
9) We have NH&MRC funding for the Sativex trial which is around $270,000
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Hi Jan, just a quick question. I was wondering how much of your research involves looking at before/after comparisons of successful Cannabis decriminalization in other countries and their Medical statistics/ reports? Seems to be a huge difference between their facts and the prohibition propaganda we are presented with here. Thankyou. Gh72


Cannabis policy is not in our brief so we don't comment on it either way. Personally I work closely with Alison Ritter from the Drug Policy Modelling Program as we are Assistant Directors of NDARC so I am aware of international trends and spent some time in the Netherlands with the Trimbos Institute last year (on research not policy directly).
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There is proven Medical benefit to people who use Cannabis for a variety of illnesses. Cancer, AIDS and Glaucoma to name a few, so my question is;

How can the NCPIC be trusted to provide factual information regarding medical benefits of Cannabis use to sufferers and their carer’s, or other concerned people when their mission statement is “The NCPIC mission is to reduce the use of cannabis in Australia by preventing uptake and harms associated with its use in the Australian community.”</SPAN>

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NCPIC is not a source of information on medicinal cannabis. That is an important and interesting question for specialist scientists and they should be the appropriate sources for that kind of research.
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Thanks for your time today.

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