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July 17, 2008 | by  | in Online Only | [ssba]

Pot Petition

A delegation from the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML) appeared before the Health select committee yesterday, to present their 6,000-signature Medicinal Cannabis petition. The petition states:

“That parliament give urgent attention to changing the law to allow individuals to obtain, possess and use cannabis for treatment of serious medical conditions when this
has been recommended or endorsed in writing by the individual’s registered medical practitioner.”

While the number of signatures may not be overwhelming, the reasoning of the petition’s argument is. It simply asks the government to let doctors treat their patients in the most appropriate manner. NORML’s vice-president Will de Cleene points out that “What [NORML] seek is not novel, nor unreasonable. We ask that medicinal cannabis is
permitted to be used by consenting adults in consultation with their medical practitioners.” Many other nations, including Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain, as well as some U.S. states, have already legislated to stop prohibition from interfering with medicine, and New Zealand should do the same.

Meanwhile, Jagerbombs and Martinis will never be prescribed for anything by any doctor in their right mind, since all they do is make you convulse, throw up stomach acid and miss the first five hours of work on a Thursday morning. And what the fuck is with martinis anyway? They remind me of sculling vodka when I was little, only with an olive in it so that it’s “classy”, ooooh NO.

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Tristan Egarr edited in 2008. He threw a chair once.

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  1. Jackson Wood says:

    YAY for hippies and free speech!

  2. derekguy says:

    Hmm… Yawn… Smoke pot? Do it if you want, I don’t care and most cops don’t either. Just don’t do it on Lambton Quay.

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