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Student on legal high in drug induced zombie trance fries his flatmates hamster - but no calls to ban the drug?

Student on legal high in drug induced zombie trance fries his flatmates hamster - but no calls to ban the drug? | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
A student who fried his flatmate’s hamster escaped jail yesterday but was banned from keeping animals for eight years.

Via Julian Buchanan
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But it is perfectly OK to  give dealers of legal highs (ethyl alcohol)  knighthoods!

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, March 8, 2013 6:25 AM

If it was bath salts or methamphetamine I wonder if the reporting and response would have been the same?

MildGreen Initiative's comment, March 9, 2013 5:36 PM
Far worse cruelty to animals occurs on a near daily basis under the social intoxicant, ethyl alcohol. And even worse is commited against fellow human beings..... but no calls to ban the drug? Hell, it goes unnoticed. Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil than the evil we desire.....
Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ)
brings the credibility, influence, and training of the teaching profession to drug law debate and reform.
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New Jersey BOE Approves Medical Marijuana on School Grounds - Law Street (TM)

New Jersey BOE Approves Medical Marijuana on School Grounds - Law Street (TM) | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
Students in one New Jersey school district can now legally receive medical marijuana on school grounds thanks to a recent Board of Education ruling.
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A true Board of Ed! They got it in One! 
Tolerance is education, being practised.
 
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I don't hide my marijuana use from my kids

I don't hide my marijuana use from my kids | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
In May, my son came home from school and said, “We learned about drugs in health class today.”
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Cannabis in Context (Please!)
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independentmail.com: AP News

AUBURN, Maine (AP) -- After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it....

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Cannabis  as medicine in Schools ??  ....  now there is an intellectual challenge for the dumb at heart!

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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought.
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A tired rehash (oops for pun) of 'maybe's from the same old research paradigm, lets suppose this indicates real risk! without looking at the underlying set and setting of prohibition. The more dangerous a drug may be (or become) the less rational it is to hand its quality control and distribution to illicit channels.

Since the evolutionary step to medical cannabis and a more pragmatic legal regulation in several states, Volkow et al fail to account for the benefits... lower early entry to experiential use.

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Deconstructing PISA: Implications for Education Reform and Fighting Poverty - BillMoyers.com

Deconstructing PISA: Implications for Education Reform and Fighting Poverty - BillMoyers.com | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
Washington Post Deconstructing PISA: Implications for Education Reform and Fighting Poverty BillMoyers.com While any single test, no matter how strong, can explain only a limited amount about our education system, PISA provides some unique...
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Where the NZ Greens fail to join the dots and close the gaps.

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The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear

The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
We now know as much about cannabis as we know about alcohol, tobacco and many prescription drugs. (#news #politics The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Sc...
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Yeah, and lets all pretend young people cannot see the double standards!

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Could Pot Become Legal Nationwide?

Could Pot Become Legal Nationwide? | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
Changes in state laws may force the DEA to rethink federal policy (RT @TIME: OPINION: Will the U.S. be at the forefront of legalizing marijuana?
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Huff, Puff and Blow.

Huff, Puff and Blow. | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
The New Zealand based MildGreen Initiative, a drug policy think tank (est 1998)  reiterates yet again that "These tragedies surrounding inhalants and 'anything they can get there hands on' are a product of poor drug policy." What has changed...
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Marijuana: Initiative 70 would make pot use a right, regulate it like ...

Marijuana: Initiative 70 would make pot use a right, regulate it like ... | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it

Last Friday, the Cannabis Alliance for Regulation and Education began collecting signatures for Initiative 70, the third legalization measure to... ... Marijuana: Initiative 70 would make pot use a right, regulate it like tobacco ...

 

Regulate and Educate: See what a real law looks like

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2008/0373/latest/whole.html 

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Oregon’s First CBD-Infused Beer Released at Portland Weed Week

Oregon’s First CBD-Infused Beer Released at Portland Weed Week | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
A new cannabis product is causing a bit of buzz. Coalition Brewing and Half Baked Labs release Oregon’s first CBD-infused beer.
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An exercise in biochemical Harm Reduction!
 
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Oregon Pulled in Nearly $60M in Recreational Cannabis Sales Through May - Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA)

Oregon Pulled in Nearly $60M in Recreational Cannabis Sales Through May - Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
The state of Oregon collected nearly $15 million in tax revenue from $60 million in recreational marijuana sales between January and May 2016.
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About the same population as New Zealand. (About $190,000,000 in tax revenues equivalent.)

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VIDEO 19mins: TEDMED 2014: Prof. Carl Hart Speaks truth ...once again. Do listen

Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a provocative, evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how ...

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and discusses, well, just how we have it all wrong!

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How Colleges Are Preparing Students for a Country Where Pot Is Legal

How Colleges Are Preparing Students for a Country Where Pot Is Legal | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
Students and professors across the country are exploring the complex economic, sociological, and legal questions raised by legalizing cannabis.  (Interesting. A college-level course on marijuana.
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With colonisation driven by drug policy and post WWI politics defined by social policy of control (prohibitions) as a driver of crime and prejudice modern history is inseparable from the context of what  drugs people do and how it influences culture. It should be taught that way.... Anything else is just puerile dishonesty.

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Shane Jones in row over cannabis - Taranaki Daily News

Shane Jones in row over cannabis - Taranaki Daily News | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
Shane Jones in row over cannabis
Taranaki Daily News
Labour MP Shane Jones has been told off by the Ratana Church for becoming embroiled in a row over the legalisation of marijuana during last week's celebrations.
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Good on Shane, moral guardian and mentor to Maori..... except the statistics show otherwise. The law doesnt protect Maori, it targets them. 

 

More fool him and anyone who would follow his church of prohibition.

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Student on legal high in drug induced zombie trance fries his flatmates hamster - but no calls to ban the drug?

Student on legal high in drug induced zombie trance fries his flatmates hamster - but no calls to ban the drug? | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it
A student who fried his flatmate’s hamster escaped jail yesterday but was banned from keeping animals for eight years.

Via Julian Buchanan
MildGreen Initiative's insight:

But it is perfectly OK to  give dealers of legal highs (ethyl alcohol)  knighthoods!

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, March 8, 2013 6:25 AM

If it was bath salts or methamphetamine I wonder if the reporting and response would have been the same?

MildGreen Initiative's comment, March 9, 2013 5:36 PM
Far worse cruelty to animals occurs on a near daily basis under the social intoxicant, ethyl alcohol. And even worse is commited against fellow human beings..... but no calls to ban the drug? Hell, it goes unnoticed. Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil than the evil we desire.....
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Expert doubts value of work drug tests (Aus)

THERE is little evidence that random drug testing in the workplace is effective and it could be contributing to an increase in the use of synthetic substances, according to an expert.

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Petition to legalize marijuana tops White House list

Petition to legalize marijuana tops White House list | Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (NZ) | Scoop.it

Legalizing marijuana is the top issue on the White House's "We the People" site, far outpacing other online petition requests, a review indicated.

LETS pretend youth dont get the legitimacy of the cannabis debate and the ageist prejudice that it suppression masks.  It is a debate that Socrates wouldnt have shied from! Would should teachers, educators and parents deny justice and equity? / Blair

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