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Jack Toft
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NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Australian Cannabis Corporation CEO Ben Fitzsimmons is no stranger to Hoops and Sixers Fans. There is a story in the Sunday Mail today about the ACC potentially converting the Holden's Site into a production facility. However, the state government needs to support it and make changes to legislation to enable it to happen.

Hemp has previously been widely grown and used for useful purposes including medical purposes. The banning of hemp in the 1930's by the USA seemed to protect the new synthetic industry with Du Post being the biggest winner out of the ban. Hemp is a versatile product being used for textiles, paper, rope, oil and fuel (just ask Mr Ford about his hemp car). Being a cultivated crop, it is renewable and the production of hemp has a cycle just like the production of wheat.

Cannabis has many active ingredients, but THC is the one that provides the highs associated with illicit usage. Since being banned, selective growing has seen the THC levels in today's street drugs 100 times greater than in the 1930's. The Cannabis that the ACC is talking about has little THC in it.

Personally, I would support this facility as the medical benefits seem well documented and proven, and I can see it providing benefit to the community, jobs for farmers and workers, as well other benefits.

Thoughts?

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Ricey
Last year
15:20 11 Dec 16

Reply #612457

re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Obviously the state is stupid if it says no


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Anonymous
Last year
20:44 11 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Could be a vital recruiting point for some players.


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Dazz
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01:57 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Personally, I would support this facility as the medical benefits seem well documented and proven
Really? And what "medical benefits" would they be?

Getting stoned is not a medical benefit. Sure, when you're stoned you don't register pain, nausea, etc. That doesn't make it a medical benefit.

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions every year testing everything they can get their hands on, everything from rainforest spider venom, to arctic crab faeces.
Most of the powerful pain-killers are still derived from Opium. Obviously if there was any substance in weed that was even slightly beneficial, they would have isolated it long ago and would be mass producing it.


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Fundingsland
Last year
08:57 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Dazz of all your ill informed posts you have a new number one
Medical Cannabis lacks THC which is the part that creates euphoria effect
Facts before opinions please; like for instance the USA federal government holds many patents for Cannabis and its treatment of symptoms


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Anonymous
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10:35 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Dazz you moron, of all people I'd have thought you are stoned all the time your post! Used in the correct doses and prescribed correctly it helps. We are not taking getting stoned for the sake of a night out but for severe pain. Can be more effective than addictive pain killers.


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Anonymous
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10:37 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Dazz hoops poster to type the words arctic crab faeces... how very appropriate. Do some research or stick to your perffff posts.


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Isaac
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11:42 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Obviously if there was any substance in weed that was even slightly beneficial, they would have isolated it long ago and would be mass producing it.
Isn't that what they're starting to do in many US states? Mass produce and make it available with a prescription?

I have concerns about the mental health aspects (schizophrenia, psychosis, etc) but the laws as they stand could clearly use some change and conservative ol' USA have clearly made moves that we could emulate.


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Jack Toft
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11:53 12 Dec 16

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re: NH: Holdens site mooted for Medical Cannabis

Isaac, there is a very strong link between schizophrenia and THC consumption in teenagers. Medical grade cannabis has no THC, which is the stimulant that gets people high


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