15 January 2016

What could possibly go wrong?

I mean, the hottie, hipster Prime Minister of Canada has all but infomercialled that medical marijuana will make you smarter, healthier and better looking...

The first five volunteers to fall ill were taken into hospital earlier this week, French media said. The sixth volunteer, who is not seriously ill, was taken to hospital today as a precaution.

The trial is related to a cannabis-based painkiller, according to reports - research led by the UK-based laboratory Biotrial.

A statement issued by the French health ministry confirmed that one of the volunteers is in an "état de mort cérébrale", or "brain dead."

UPDATE: Only government-approved marijuana...

...is safe... all that other stuff you've been smoking for decades can kill you...
The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association, which represents the 27 cannabis producers licensed and inspected by Health Canada, says these dispensaries – 100 in Vancouver and nearly 50 in Toronto alone – have sprouted up aggressively over the past year or so and put public safety in danger.
And don't think this means you get to grow your own dope...
George Smitherman, a former Ontario Liberal deputy premier... is a promoter of marijuana facility THC Meds Ontario Inc. Mr. Smitherman said, “I don’t think we are going toward a model where legalization means you should grow some stuff in your backyard.”
Georgie knows best. It's "Justin Joints" or nothing.


LAST WORD: Just a coincidence, I'm sure

It's not just Furious George cashing in on Justin Trudeau's dope deals...
MONTREAL — Liberal Party of Canada CFO Chuck Rifici has become a multimillionaire in just a few months thanks to his stock-traded medical marijuana company, QMI Agency has learned.

Documents show Rifici's initial investment in Tweed Marijuana Inc. has so far sprouted into an $18-million bumper crop.


Bill Elder said...

The common thread between alcohol an pot is they both chemically alter brain function to produce a temporary euphoria in the user - long term sustained use caused permanent IQ loss and unpredictable psychotic or delusional behavior in users. In long term casual users studies showed a depletion in IQ as much as 10 points. In that same study, those who used marijuana heavily as teenagers and quit using as adults did not recover the lost IQ points

PM "Smokey" Wizzeltitz is a prime example of advanced pot-induced depleted IQ - part genetic and part self induced.

Neo Conservative said...

on principle, i do not believe in laws designed to protect me from myself. that being said, i religiously wear a seat belt.

i'm guessing justin doesn't believe dope is a cure-all, he just likes to get high. it doesn't stretch credulity that his late brother smoked a phattie before he got swallowed by that snowslide. if justin and whoever want to get high, that's their business, but let's not cloak this in mystical medical terms.

the fact that the liberals can tax the shit out of dopers is simply the icing on the cake. it's no coincidence that the owner of the country's biggest marijuana grow op is a former liberal backroom boy.

my biggest objection is the message legalisation sends to kids... that getting high is an officially sanctioned activity. also, look what happens when big pharma gets involved.


Bill Elder said...

Don't mistake my low opinion of dopers for anything other than disgust at the waste of people paying to get stupider than they already are - as a long time pragmatic libertarian, I think they have the right to smoke their brains out - as long as they take full responsibility for the choice - and they stay the Frig away from me in any responsible/contractual capacity when they are stoned.

I realize the whole pot decrim agenda involves making insiders rich and a parasitic government will feed itself on the human misery it vends in another retail monopoly (like gambling, booze and soon drugs and prostitution) - Kleptocrats hate free market completion, they love state monopolies so by the time the libranos have fattened their friends, expanded the pot regulation regime and taxed all levels of the supply chain, then run the retail outlets pot will still be cheaper from the freelance crime cartels - which pretty much defeats the purpose of decriming pot.

Bill Elder said...

Neo_ your update makes me think you wee reading my mind - not too hard to uncover the political nepotism in Canada - this is Banana Republic shit - but seeing how our current selfie PM has the ultimate banana republic "boss" for a godfather, it follows that he will be aggressively setting up Cuban kleptocracy and bureaucratic repression here - he's been schooled in it and exposed to since childhood - it's the only trick this shiny pony knows.

Frances said...

Neo - your comment about seat belts takes me way back to when seat belts first were introduced. Dad had them installed in our car early on, even though they weren't the best; had seen a few too many from the community dead or seriously injured because of no protection. Figured that some protection was better than none. I rather agree with him.

Back from annual vacation with CA daughter - a few days in heaven before the hell of tax season. Seat belts in Mexico purely optional - if you can find one in a cab. We survived.

Neo Conservative said...

"frances says... We survived."

of course. the fact is nobody wakes up in the morning thinking their house will be burglarised... but we all make sure we lock doors and windows before we leave for work every day.

interesting that people smoking tobacco these days are vilified... but medical marijuana is suddenly a cure-all that must be rolled out to the masses.