Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

The Pom Queen

Marijuana For Medical Purposes

Recommended Posts

I have never taken drugs in my life and am totally against them. However you see terminally ill patients hitting the streets to score for pain relief. Personally I don't know why for cases like that the Dr's can't prescribe it.


If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They do it in the States. I personally think that its time that whole legal situation of Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes be looked at again. Its ridiculous that Marijuana be made Illegal when Cigarettes are legal. Cigarettes are far more addictive!


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest37336
I have never taken drugs in my life and am totally against them. However you see terminally ill patients hitting the streets to score for pain relief. Personally I don't know why for cases like that the Dr's can't prescribe it.

 

Completely agree with 'drugs' used for pain relief Kate, of course carefully supervised.

 

I used to drive a taxi and knew a lady who suffered terribly from MS, could barely walk and the pain was getting worse by the day, and no matter the 'normal' pills and potions nothing helped. Ashamed to say (well, not really) I 'pointed' her in the right direction to buy some 'Marijuana'.

 

Hand on heart she kept it under control and the pain whist not stopping completely DEFINITELY eased.

 

Not advocating the use of drugs as a 'recreation' AT ALL, a road best not travelled, :embarrassed:, but as far as proven medicinal advantages I have NO problem at all.

 

Cheers Tony.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My SIS used to dose her MIL who had Cancer with a tea made from weed to help her with pain. I was the only medicine that worked!


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest37336
They do it in the States. I personally think that its time that whole legal situation of Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes be looked at again. Its ridiculous that Marijuana be made Illegal when Cigarettes are legal. Cigarettes are far more addictive!

 

 

Web makes a very valid point here Kate.

 

Tobacco products cause far more harm than ANY 'illegal' drug will ever do. I am as you know a smoker and former drug user, and whilst not proud, I will freely admit that smoking causes FAR more damage to the individual involved, costs more in relation to the public health care amenities, but is so badly regulated that it is unbelievable.

 

There is so much proof of the dirty dealings between tobacco giants and governments throughout the world that it is beyond belief,:shocked::policeman:.

 

In this day and age it's about time we woke up to the fact that whilst drugs of all persuasions are a bad thing, in some cases an honest and thorough investigation has to implemented instead of scare-mongering people into believing that there are 'good' and 'bad' drugs.

 

Cheers Tony.:wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest59177

Well my friends tell me in Australia you can grow up to two plants of Marijuana in your house - no more than that. Reason 101 to move to Australia???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest37336

It's also amazing Kate at the number of people who 'see' drugs how they would 'like' to see them.

 

NOT having a pop at drinkers at all, but when I was using drugs and alcohol as a 'sedative',:embarrassed: it was amazing the amount of people that would castigate me for doing so,:mad:. Fair play, not a good look or idea but I NEVER caused harm to anybody directly while I was using.

 

But the very same people who often had a pop at me would think nothing of having a few bevies and then jumping into their car and driving, or causing untold grief to all and sundry because they couldn't hold their drink.

 

I would use the old analogy, 'Walk In someone Else's Shoes First', but lets face it, not many would want to walk in the shoes of a druggie or alcoholic.

 

All I'm saying is that at times the issue surrounding 'good and 'bad' drugs can become very grey because of 'one' persons experience is all.

 

Cheers Tony.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well my friends tell me in Australia you can grow up to two plants of Marijuana in your house - no more than that. Reason 101 to move to Australia???

REALLY:shocked: but where would you buy the plants from as wouldn't that be classed as supplying?


If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well my friends tell me in Australia you can grow up to two plants of Marijuana in your house - no more than that. Reason 101 to move to Australia???

 

From Wikipeadia

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) details the penalty systems in place throughout Australia; in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), a civil-penalty system for possession of small amounts of cannabis was introduced in 1993. Possession of up to 25 g or two non-hydroponic plants attracts a fine of 100 Australian dollars, due within 60 days. Offenders can choose to attend the Alcohol and Drug Program (ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Strategy). In South Australia possession of small quantities of cannabis is decriminalised, attracting a fine similar to that for a parking ticket. However, penalties for growing cannabis have become harsher since the advent of widespread large-scale cultivation. There is much confusion on the subject, with many believing that possession of a small amount of cannabis is legal. In Western Australia, possession of up to 30 g, two non-hydroponic plants, or smoking equipment attracts a fine of up to A$200, with an option to attend a cannabis education session.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NCPIC_29-0">[30]</sup> (Drug Aware) Any amount exceeding this is dealt with by the criminal court. The Northern Territory has a similar civil penalty to that in Western Australia.

In New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania, possession and use of cannabis is a criminal offence; however, it is unlikely that anyone caught with a small amount will be convicted.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NCPIC_29-1">[30]</sup> Diversion programs in these states aim to divert offenders into education, assessment and treatment programs. In New South Wales, if one is caught with up to 15 g of cannabis, at police discretion up to two cautions can be issued.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NCPIC_29-2">[30]</sup> In Tasmania up to three cautions can be issued for possession of up to 50 g of cannabis, with a hierarchy of intervention and referrals for treatment with each caution.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NCPIC_29-3">[30]</sup> Similarly, in Victoria up to 50 g of cannabis will attract a caution and the opportunity to attend an education program (Victoria Cannabis Cautioning Program); only two cautions will be issued. In Queensland, possession of cannabis or any schedule 1 or 2 drug specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years; however, jail terms for minor possession is very rare. Possession of smoking paraphernalia is also a criminal offence in Queensland. However, under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 a person who admits to carrying under 50 g (and is not committing any other offense) must be offered a drug diversion program.

 


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest37336
REALLY:shocked: but where would you buy the plants from as wouldn't that be classed as supplying?

 

A quick wander over the back of the Daintree Kate, just be careful of the Stinger Trees, :no::yes::biglaugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
REALLY:shocked: but where would you buy the plants from as wouldn't that be classed as supplying?

 

Plant are generally grown from seed, I dunno about Oz but you can legally buy seeds in specialist shops in the UK. Strange !


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest59177
Plant are generally grown from seed, I dunno about Oz but you can legally buy seeds in specialist shops in the UK. Strange !

 

Well poppy seeds (for example) go into certain foods here in Pakistan. Give a distinct flavor with certain minced meat kebabs...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest guest59177
REALLY:shocked: but where would you buy the plants from as wouldn't that be classed as supplying?

 

No idea. Maybe they were pulling my leg, but that would be like 5 - 6 VERY serious faced gentlemen pulling my leg...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Guest16631

<TABLE width=600><TBODY><TR><TD>

just south of the nsw border is a little place called nimbin..........

acs.jpg

 

 

Why are we (still) doing this?

 

 

The H*E*M*P* in H*E*M*P* Bar stands for Help End Marijuana Prohibition and the H*E*M*P* BAR is not now, nor has it ever been, a business in any real sense of the word. Since the beginning, the H*E*M*P* Bar has been a place where people who are truly interested in cannabis law reform could network and combine some of their favourite things, things like drinking coffee, smoking cannabis and talking about ways to Help End Marijuana Prohibition.

 

The H.E.M.P. Bar came about because of a need to find a new way to deal with Marijuana laws. Marijuana is already by far the most popular intoxicant in Nimbin, as it is all over the civilised world, (except for USA, no civilisation there!!!) It's everywhere, just walk down Cullen st and you'll be asked, "Wanna buy some buds, cookies, chocolate" . Just like so many train stations in the city where you get asked "Are you chasin' ? (heroin) " and the rip-offs are rife !!! There just had to be a civilised way for people to buy thier herbs!!!

 

The Staff at the H*E*M*P*Bar are activists at the "pointy end" of cannabis law reform and we see the H*E*M*P*Bar as being an example of how things could be done, it also shows Mr and Mrs Public the reality of marijuana use, that it is a safe, social lubricant, much less disruptive than alcohol.

We've been open since December 1999 and "in reality" we have received heaps of support and positive feed back from more than 1,000,000 visitors from all walks of life, we have sent millions and millions of images up to the web of real people using real cannabis, and so far not a single axe murder or other civil disturbance!

In 'real life', our Guest Books are bulging with the testimony of the effectiveness of our cannabis cafe model / cannabis law reform activist kiosk, over 6 years worth of cannabis users thoughts and experiences are recorded, and who can tell how many photos have been taken of us whilst we have been taking photographs of them with our web cameras, we have gigabytes of images saved on our hard drives. More than a DVD's worth!

On our live webcams you will see people laughing, smiling and acting in a socially acceptable manner while under the influence of this social intoxicant. What you WONT see is the insanity, criminality and death alleged by the "Reefer Madness" movie nor will you see the violent behavior as incited by alcohol and other chemicals/drugs.

We make a point of letting our patrons know that they are welcome to smoke cannabis in front of our web cams as their political statement that they believe cannabis use is socially acceptable. A webcam that has been webcasting since 4:20 PM on the 4th month 20th day of the year 2000. Since that time, we have been playing our part in the "peace wave" that sweeps "mexican wave style" around earth "all day - every day" as citizens from all cultures on earth light up at 4:20. Yep, that's what 420 is really all about, joining a global celebration that is sending a smoke signal... "Pot for Peace and Peace for Pot"........

What we are doing is still HIGHLY ILLEGAL, not wrong or evil, just illegal according to the law we are trying to change... When the law is unjust, resistance is duty!

The donation mechanisms that support the H*E*M*P*Bar webshow;

1) Coffee and Tea Donations - users (drinkers) of beverages are invited to make a minimum donation of $2.50 to cover the cost of the beverage and the real costs involved in heating up water, procuring the highest quality locally grown Coffee beans, chilling the milk and other beverages/elixirs.

2) Internet Access Donations - users (web cerfers) of the Internet Access Terminals are asked for a minimum donation to cover the on-line cost. 10 cents a minute.

3) "War on Dope Users" Donation Box - is the most highly controversial resource generating mechanism that we have in the H*E*M*P*Bar. Users of the word DOPE to refer to cannabis are asked to redeem them selves by donating a gold coin or bud.

4) H*E*M*P Bar Merchandise - Natcherally, we have a full range of H*E*M*P*Bar hats, bags, tee shirts and assorted stuff and nearly all of it has our unique "filth neck lizard" logo emblazoned on it.

 

 

<CENTER>

hempbar222.jpg

 

<EMBED height=350 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=425 src=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAK9gb_qxkY></EMBED>

 

</CENTER>IMPORTANT NOTE: When we refer to cannabis and marijuana in any of our many webspaces, we are ONLY talking about organic outdoor cannabis. The Nimbin H*E*M*P*Bar, by 'constitutional mandate', champions ONLY outdoor cannabis, we ONLY endorse real hippy pot, totally natural, organic - CANNABIS grown with its roots in the soil and its leaves in the sun. Bush Buds. ................

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest sh7t man no way

all supposed class B drugs should be legalized in my view-nothing wrong with a bit off toot to help ease the pain of a long day--but then again the pharmaceutical companys would lose heaps of money,and we cant allow that can we:mad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A quick wander over the back of the Daintree Kate, just be careful of the Stinger Trees, :no::yes::biglaugh:

Tell me more :wink

I now know why Rob jumped at buying the forby and telling me he was heading up the Daintree, he reckoned it was for the Bloomfield track :yes:


If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
but then again the pharmaceutical companys would lose heaps of money

 

Why??


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nimbin is a fantastic place to visit and not just for Pot heads,lol. Its totally different to any other village i have seen here , well worth a stop off if your travelling near by.

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest sh7t man no way

 

Why??
sumthin 2 do with large companys running goverment policys one thinks:wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sumthin 2 do with large companys running goverment policys one thinks:wink:

 

That's it, because you can't patent a plant so these companies are screwed.

 

I read somewhere they were about to start using a compound in ecstasy to treat cancer (i think). I also listened to a podcast and they were discussing how MDMA and LSD can be used to treat bouts of depresion and anxiety. It's interesting stuff.

 

Tell you one thing though, unlike with drink. I've never seen anyone get into a fight when stoned. Well, tell a lie. Maybe on the Playstation they have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately our governments tend to "Tell us what to think" much of this is based in religion and age old intolerances. I was reading an article Yesterday about US President Wannabe Rick Perry suggesting a US military role in Mexico to combat Drug related violence. Violence caused by American drug laws and firearms from the US. Just another excuse to spread American Influence?? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15140560

 

Maybe its time to decriminalize all drugs and start treating Drug addicts as people that have a problem and not as criminals?


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well my friends tell me in Australia you can grow up to two plants of Marijuana in your house - no more than that. Reason 101 to move to Australia???

 

Laws on matters such as this vary from state to state, so check for the state in which you will be living before planting your seeds :biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried to give up caffeine once - no tea, no coffee, no cocoa, no Cola, no chocolate - worst 24 hours of my life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
REALLY:shocked: but where would you buy the plants from as wouldn't that be classed as supplying?

 

You would get the plants off the grapevine! :biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×