This type of attitude contributes largely to the continuation of Cannabis prohibition. I agree that anger, anxiety and burst blood vessels are not productive and I do not suggest these as measures towards non-prohibition. Continiuing to "calmly go with the flow", however, will do nothing to encourage the relaxation of Cannabis prohibition. Hanging on to the lazy idea that Australia will follow the lead of the United States (whose system is hardly comparable with ours) is a hopeless fantasy.
Nothing will happen without real action at a community level. I have noticed little by little that people charged with Cannabis offences are starting to demand briefs of evidence, and to plead not guilty. More people following this example will contribute in a real way to bringing about change in Cannabis prohibition.
If there’s a movement happening, then show me where it is and I’ll support it. But I’ll leave the logic of being hit with a more severe penalty by pleading not guilty to a criminal offence to ‘obviously’ smarter minds than mine.
Btw, cannabis is illegal because the majority of society wants it that way. It’s wrong, it’s horrible, but that’s just the reality of the situation. When the majority of society decides it should be legal, then it will be.
The legal status of cannabis has absolutely nothing to do with the small minority of society who use cannabis not wanting to be martyrs. But whatever!
Mongy man, so you don’t want sativex in Australia because of a personal vendetta against the NCIPC? If you can’t legally grow it then no one can benefit from its medical properties, right?
What the powers that be are doing to Mullaway (and others like him) is nothing short of a disgraceful. His obviously an Australian legend and needs the full support of the cannabis community. But he supplies cannabis to medical users, it has nothing to do with this.
It still doesn’t change the fact that there’s people out there who have wasted there whole lives by abusing cannabis and would benefit from something other than fucking benzodiazepines to help them quit cannabis, even just for a year or two.
Deny it all you want, but I’m living proof. I’m a 30 year old man who’s totally abused cannabis since I was 12 years old and have lost everything that was important to me. I’ve been basically disowned by my family, lost my girlfriend, don’t have any friends or a social life of any kind and haven’t worked or done anything productive in years. Fuck, I can’t even leave the house without having a major anxiety attack. I suffer from debilitating depression and am basically bound to die a on my own, a lonely old man. All I do is just sit around hitting the bong every 4 minutes.
Who are you to get on your high horse claiming that people like me couldn’t benefit from a pharmaceutical grade cannabis tincture, which could very well help with my habit of just sitting around constantly hitting the bong staring at the tv and computer screen?
Blame an underlining mental illness all you want, but the fact is at 19 I had it all and was a healthy up and go person, with a good quality of life. Now 10 years later I’ve lost everything and have no motivation to do anything productive and am a complete mess and I know extreme cannabis abuse played a huge roll in that.
Cannabis is an amazing plant and may be completely harmless to over 90% of people. But to “cannabis junkies” like me (as you so creatively phrase it) it can fuck your whole quality of life up and there is no reason why a drug like sativex shouldn’t be available to people like me.
You want the truth, well there it is!!!! People can bitch and moan and dislike this post all they want. But it wasn’t my initial intention to come to a pro cannabis site to write about the dark side of extreme cannabis abuse. I just simply originally showed my support for a cannabis tincture, which could very well help people who may have got themselves into a rut from over use. You bought it to this.
That’s all I got to say!