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Drug law changes, Disgusted with Dunne

Drug law changes, Disgusted with Dunne.

"We are utterly disgusted with Peter Dunne’s comments on the drug law changes recommended by the Law Commission" said Billy Mckee director of Green Cross, a support group for medicinal cannabis users, "but not surprised".

Has Dunne got no compassion for the people who are dying daily in discomfort and pain that could be helped with cannabis which has been used medicinally for 1,000s of years. One day peter Dunne or some of his close family may get cancer, as so many Kiwis do, I wonder if he will consider cannabis then?

This is a medical issue and it should be up to the medical profession on what they believe is the best treatment for patients. many people refer cannabis to opiates for pain management and it is a far safer choice that many doctors would be comfortable trying if they were allowed to.

The sativex that Peter Dunne refers to is very difficult to get, very expensive and does not work as well as natural bud, so more misleading spin from a government official.

There is a huge amount of evidence online now about the cancer and tumor healing properties of this natural herb. "What if cannabis cured cancer" is a good documentary.

This decision is actually a breach of the democratic process. The Law Commission spent four years studying this subject and their meticulous research is all evidence based, as opposed to the unsubstantiated accusations of Dunne and co.

Recommendations from bodies such as Law Commission, select committees and referendums should be at least semi binding on governments to reduce the influence of powerful loby groups such as the alcohol industry who are responsible for many deaths each year as opposed to no known deaths from cannabis where most of the harm comes from the failed prohibition laws.

Recommendations from the law Commission would have reduced the harm/cost being done to society by all drugs, including alcohol, tobacco and prescribed medication, and a system that included education, certification, safe supply and support for problem users could have been introduced very easily.

Our current drug laws are proven failures with high drug, prison and suicide/death. Dunne and the nats want to do more of the same failed tactics hoping for a different out come, shear madness, vote them out on election day.

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