Peter Dunne loves booze, ciggies and gambling but not medicinal marijuana
No clinical trials for medicinal cannabis - Dunne
The Government has poured cold water on the Law Commission’s recommendation to conduct clinical trials for the medicinal use of cannabis. Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne made the ruling today when he announced the Government would be overhauling and replacing the 40-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act.
Peter Dunne loves tobacco, alcohol and gambling but hates synthetic marijuana and medical marijuana.
The synthetic marijuana we all understand because seriously, who would buy crappy synthetic stuff when NZ grows some of the best real marijuana in the world.
But banning HIV and cancer sufferers, those with chronic pain and legitimate patients who would benefit from the scientifically proven pain relief benefits of something as natural as a growing plant seems, in light of Dunnes love affair with tobacco, booze and gambling, the height of hypocrisies.
HIV sufferers and those with and cancer, those with chronic pain and legitimate patients are not criminals, yet Peter Dunne wants to continue to criminalize them if they seek out medical marijuana.
Look, we all know the joke that is prohibition, but why punish the sick and those who could benefit from the medicinal properties? And don't give me that, 'we want legitimate pharmacies to produce medicinal cannabis' crap, the legitimate pharmaceutical industry has no interest in putting their legal drug pushing empire that is pain relief at any risk by a plant that needs no further refining than lighting up the cherry.
Waiting for legitimate pharmaceutical companies to come up wither own medical marijuana product is like waiting for the oil company to come up with electric cars.