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https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/medicinal-cannabis-reliant-on-willing-gps-says-ashford/

Parried/dodged/shirked/delegated the decision. 

Unfortunately it looks like it will NEVER happen as the Govt are clearly under impression that anyone who partakes is a feckless junkie.   It's a shame, but did we expect anything else?

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The dog has a very good union.

My dad was standing by the Falcon Cliff Hotel one morning in the 70's when the old ex fire services personnel carrier vehicle used by Victoria Road prison came trundling slowly towards him. As it came

If a law causes more harm than good, it should be changed. 

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It really isn't on their list of priorities. Though Ashford is himself positive about the use of medicinal cannabis. It seems the majority of GP's are not so you're probably right that widespread availability of it is a long way off. 

 

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Just now, quilp said:

It really isn't on their list of priorities. Though Ashford is himself positive about the use of medicinal cannabis. It seems the majority of GP's are not so you're probably right that widespread availability of it is a long way off. 

 

Why would GP's want or support an alternative to their big pharma pay masters

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1 minute ago, quilp said:

It really isn't on their list of priorities. Though Ashford is himself positive about the use of medicinal cannabis. It seems the majority of GP's are not so you're probably right that widespread availability of it is a long way off. 

 

Basically the vast majority of MHKs are a bunch of ill informed cunts then.

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3 minutes ago, WTF said:

Why would GP's want or support an alternative to their big pharma pay masters

I’m not sure it’s that simple. I’m a big advocate of the whole thing as I’ve found CBD to have had a big medicinal effect for me for joint pain. But the doctors I’ve spoken to seem to be concerned about unwanted police attention if they register to administer medicinal cannabis etc rather than protecting big pharma. It seems the perception is that a lot of the plod are still of the opinion that if you sign up for this you’re also the sort of Doctor who will be knocking out scripts for diazepam and other opioids to junkies on the sly. 

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If people (like me) with Fibromyalgia, and other complex regional pain syndromes were able to go to a pharmacy or licensed outlet and buy quality herb, or premium hash, we wouldn't have to endure the side-effects of our daily intake of strong opiates, gut-burning anti-inflammatories, and other 'approved' concoctions. The horrors of opioid addiction are well known and yet doctors will hand out prescriptions for them in full knowledge that the consumption of them may end in an addicted patient. Another drain on health services resources.

Maybe opposing doctors feel disempowered by the existence of an effective palliative substance they have little understanding of. 

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20 minutes ago, WTF said:

Why would GP's want or support an alternative to their big pharma pay masters

Is that the case over here though?

I know it is in the US, but I don't recall ever having named brand drugs pushed upon me by my Doc.  Although I've never really had significant ailments or requirement for longterm medication. 

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1 hour ago, quilp said:

Just a pity that so many people now have a criminal record...

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2 hours ago, quilp said:

 

1 hour ago, Neil Down said:

Just a pity that so many people now have a criminal record...

Cannabis may be less harmful to the person but it is harmful to society.

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5 hours ago, Barlow said:

 

Cannabis may be less harmful to the person but it is harmful to society.

Explain (please). And what do you think about the article in this week's local rag claiming that in the last 5 years, more people died from prescribed legal pharmaceuticals than died from illegal drugs? What about that harm factor? 

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10 hours ago, Barlow said:

 

Cannabis may be less harmful to the person but it is harmful to society.

Feel free to expand on that comment. Whilst we await that with baited breath, have a go at answering the the following questions?

1. How many times have the police attended locations where alcohol has been the prime mover on violent crime

2. How many times have the police attended locations where cannabis has been the prime mover on violent crime

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In another life I used to work closely with the Peel police and they told me once that they called it the wonder drug. i.e. it gave them a quieter shift with less forms to fill in.

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1 hour ago, Roxanne said:

In another life I used to work closely with the Peel police and they told me once that they called it the wonder drug. i.e. it gave them a quieter shift with less forms to fill in.

goes some way to show just why it isn't a priority to legalise. Constabulary would see their budget slashed

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