On Peter Dunne’s speech to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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Ross Bell (of the Drug Foundation) posted this comment at Public Address – “Brilliant stuff”:

Wow, just wow. Peter Dunne has just released the speech he’ll soon give at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in a couple of hours. Brilliant stuff (except the medical cannabis stuff – some work still to be done).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00099/58th-session-un-comm-on-narcotic-drugs-vienna-austria.htm

And Russell Brown follows up:

To wit:

For those suffering from such ailments I have enormous sympathy and I have asked my officials in New Zealand’s Ministry of Health to look into the evidence and efficacy for cannabis as a medicinal or therapeutic relief.

The evidence, however, has been underwhelming.

As a global community, I believe it is essential that we address the issue of medicinal cannabis on its merits. Based on the evidence provided to me, I have grave reservations about the efficacy of cannabis for the vast majority of indications that it is being…

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