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When will it be legal here?
Within 2 years
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 20%  [ 3 ]
2-5 years
13%
 13%  [ 2 ]
6-10 years
6%
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11-20 years
26%
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It'll never happen
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Skids wrote:
Get on I reckon....

Cannabis stocks on the ASX: The Ultimate Guide
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https://smallcaps.com.au/cannabis-stocks-asx-ultimate-guide/

So many companies! Shocked
What about foreign SX?
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https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1100359-bag-with-14kg-of-marijuana-left-in-bangkok-taxi/?utm_source=newsletter-20190514-1305&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news


Err Mr Skids, this your bag?

Yes here is your 5 dollar tip, You can have my duty free as I won't be needing it for the next 2 weeks.

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Can CBD Really Do All That?

How one molecule from the cannabis plant
came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all.


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/14/magazine/cbd-cannabis-cure.html

"In the early 1960s, a Bulgarian-born Israeli chemist named Raphael Mechoulam asked a simple question: How does marijuana make you high? The biochemistry of major psychoactive molecules from other recreationally used drugs, like cocaine and opium, was already understood. But scientists still didn’t know how cannabis worked. Mechoulam was the first scientist to map the chemical structure of both cannabidiol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Two decades later, Allyn Howlett, a scientist then at St. Louis University Medical School, used a radioactive THC equivalent to trace where cannabinoids ended up in the brain and discovered what she would later call CB1 receptors. They were subsequently found in the kidneys, lungs and liver, too. White blood cells of the immune system, the gut and the spleen also have another type of cannabinoid receptor, known as CB2.
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Why plants produce molecules that seem perfectly designed to manipulate human biochemical circuitry is a mystery. It could be a kind of molecular coincidence. But many plants, including cannabis, might make these molecules to defend themselves from other organisms. Modern industrial agriculture employs a whole class of pesticides based on nicotine — the neonicotinoids — meant to repel insects by over-exciting their nervous systems. Cannabinoids display antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal properties as well. Their ability to engage our native cannabinoid receptors may be a result of millions of years of biochemical warfare directed at would-be grazers: insects and other creatures that happen to share biochemical signaling pathways with humans. If plants target the cannabinoid receptors of other organisms to protect themselves, it follows that whatever signals those receptors evolved to receive have to be vital for these animals’ physiological health. Otherwise, why interfere with them?"
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I head into the CBD most days.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:39 am
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Why not try the THC on your off days?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:25 pm
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^

Without being a backseat mod, can you please try using the "quote" tags when you copy things from articles? It would also be nice if you actually put a viewpoint forward rather than just pasting information for the sake of it.

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"As of Sunday afternoon the Help End Marijuana Prohibition party had secured 141,500 first preference Senate votes or 1.9 per cent of the national vote..."
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^ That’s actually pretty impressive for such a niche microparty.
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... with almost zero marketing budget, they say (contrasting it with the one that spent $60 million).
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This is quite an interesting article, showing 2 sides of the coin that is legalised marijuana in Colorado.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/the-dark-side-of-legal-marijuana-five-years-on-in-colorado/11160420

On one hand, you have increased numbers of people going to the Emergency department with issues.

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It used to be a rare condition seen in only the most committed stoners: unrelenting extreme vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain brought on by years of regular marijuana consumption.


Not just the vomiting, but also psychiatric issues.

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Researchers like Dr Monte are doing groundbreaking work on the health impacts of legal marijuana.

His latest peer-reviewed research found that cannabis-related emergency room visits for psychiatric problems have increased fivefold in the state.


There's also the increased number of fatal car accidents.

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Fatal car crashes involving cannabis have doubled since 2014


Cheech and Chong did warn us about the dangers of stoners driving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYeQi4wB_k


On the other hand, the state of Colorado has made nearly $1 Billion in revenue from legal weed.

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While Colorado takes stock of the collateral damage of legal recreational cannabis, it is also enjoying the economic benefits.

It has turbocharged local businesses by taking operations from criminal gangs and turning them into legitimate enterprises like Los Suenos Farms.

Ryan Kinnison's family farmed corn in Nebraska, but he grows marijuana in Colorado........................The margins are certainly better than corn.

Instead of a few dollars a kilogram, today's powerful marijuana can sell for $2,100 a kilo and up.

That price has come down from the early days in 2014 when demand could not match supply, but it is still a margin most farmers can only dream of.

As well as being able to pay above the minimum wage and provide health benefits to his employees, it has given this region's economy, which was declining, a burst of green-tinged smoke.

"With this cannabis industry, it's created about 2,500 jobs for the local economy," Mr Kinnison said.

"It's also created about $US58 million in economic impact for associated businesses such as the contractors that we use and the electricians and housing, so it's been really good for this community."


So it's an interesting case study. Do the economic benefits outweigh the social issues? Like Alcohol, no one's forcing people to smoke and maybe with time and education will reduce the social impact while retaining the economic one.

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Very interesting Stui.

One thing I know is the potency of todays smoke is ten times+ stronger than it used to be. I can only imagine the strengths of some of the weed they are now coming up with where it's legal.

Had a mate grow some really nice plants in his yard. A really mellow old school kind of stoned IE - Share a nice spliff and just get a cruisy little buzz, quite easy to carry on as per normal. He was selling bags (over an Oz) for $200.... nobody was interested. They all want the zombie weed 'killer' that puts you on your arse and makes you a whacked out lazy sloth, who wants to do nothing and costs upwards of $400/oz

It's like comparing knocking back 3 cans of mid strength to smashing a bottle of Rum.

This is something that should be taken into consideration when we finally move forward on regulation. Maybe a limit of a few grams of high potency stuff a month and more of the lighter smoke available?

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stui magpie wrote:





Cheech and Chong did warn us about the dangers of stoners driving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYeQi4wB_k




Love the Cheech & Chong flicks, that scene is a cracker! Cool

1978?!? Wow, time flys.
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And the stupid thing with a urine drug test, they test for CBD and not THC!

Ridiculous!
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Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/health/cannabis-fda-regulate.html

"From Susan Cromer, of LilyHemp (Infused Herbal Goodness): “I have been privileged, awed and at times brought to tears by the positive changes CBD has brought to my customers’ lives.”

From Michelle Peace, an assistant professor of forensic science at Virginia Commonwealth University: “We have seen a rash of reports nationwide from people being poisoned from taking CBD products.”

From David Evans, a lawyer for Cannabis Industry Victims Educating Litigators, who noted he has 1,000 cases pending against the opioid industry: “If our dreams come true, we’ll have the same thing going against the marijuana industry in a year or two.”
...

Numerous speakers cited problems with adulterated CBD products, found to include pesticides, lead or other metals; inconsistent CBD levels leading customers to take too high a dose and get sick; and research indicating a potential for liver problems and other adverse events when taking CBD. The potential for addiction was also raised.
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Mr. Scheineson suggested the F.D.A. might use its regulation of folic acid as a road map for CBD. Consumers can buy folic acid, a B vitamin, over the counter for some uses, but it must be prescribed by doctors at higher concentrations."
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