GUEST BLOG: Tadhg Stopford – More fake news from Ministry of Health

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THC kills cancer, but MoH says THC can kill you?

As Bill Murray says, “the most dangerous thing about  cannabis is getting caught with it.”

Some of us realise that cannabis prohibition is based on lies; but if you do not yet understand, google the “reefer madness” movie. Misinformation has become much more sophisticated since then.

Misinformation from trusted sources is key, and the Ministry of Health has just published another doozy.

The source documents are here

In a bizarre example of ‘evidence based medicine’, the Ministry of Health is telling doctors that 15 grams of THC is a “theoretical lethal dose”.

The idea that THC can kill humans is ludicrous. But it’s one of several major errors of fact in MoHs recent “Overview of medicinal cannabis for health practitioners”.

The truth is this:

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 When scientists tried to kill monkeys and dogs with oral doses of THC, they failed. (They did manage to kill some rats and mice with large doses, but generally speaking rats and mice dosed with THC “lived longer than controls” …DUE TO THEIR LACK OF CANCER (!!!)

(Cancer, as an industry, is growing at 11.6% per annum, and is expected to hit USD $300 Bn by 2027)

 Even when giving them 9 grams THC per kilogram bodyweight, scientists could not kill monkeys.

 That suggests a 100kg human could SAFELY consume 300-900 grams (0.3-0.9 Kilograms) of THC.

In support of this, the current world record for human THC consumption is 33 grams. That’s more than double MoHs ‘theoretical lethal dose’.

So why is MoH telling doctors that 15 grams THC is a theoretical lethal dose? Is it ignorance, incompetence, or what?

Their ‘science’ makes no sense. When examined, it is clearly propaganda/misinformation. When they aren’t making stuff up, they misinterpret it.

Why are the loudest to cry for ‘evidence based medicine’, yet forever unable to see the truth in front of their faces?

Might it be due to a conflict of interest?

This is misinformation cloaked in the illusion of evidence. It is more fake news from government.

Who benefits?

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Tadhg Stopford is a Cannabis Activist 

9 COMMENTS

  1. Hemp v plastic. That’s hell of a lot clearer than National versus Labour. or chalk versus cheese. no brainer really. Very good article.

    • they both have their place, but we just need more hemp and less plastic.

      but cannabis has killed millions – in total, how many humans have been hung by a hemp rope?!

      the ministry of health document invites contempt and the continued slurring of cannabis by our health bureauocrats hints at corruption.

  2. The news media blackout of hundreds (thousands?) of people gathering peacefully for J-Day in Auckland says it all really. They’re shit scared of publishing anything close to the reality on the ground.

  3. “Might it be due to a conflict of interest?
    This is misinformation cloaked in the illusion of evidence. It is more fake news from government.
    Who benefits?”

    Who benefits? ( I understand that your’s are rethorical questions.
    Pfizer made about $24 Billion dollars in the first three months of this year selling covid vacines.
    When an illness arises that may respond well to cannabis medications and all one has to do is to pop a wee seed in the ground then wait until early March to supply those who need it, much less love the effects of it, then there’s the answer to your questions.

    Our democracy is a dead democracy walking. The moment our democracy became a CAPITALIST- democracy, all was lost. Our politic is now a freak show run by plutocratic tyrants, and I’ll bet you my left ear that they’ll have the finest cannabis money can buy.

    Our primary industry farmers should be brought in from the bitter cold and encouraged to grow cannabis as an alternative to grass, brassica’s, legumes and root vegetables currently grown to produce cow, sheep, deer, chicken and pig flesh and I think we can all agree where that’s going to lead us.
    Now here’s the sting in the tale of the story.
    Once farmers are convinced that cannabis is regenerative, organic, fun and curative …. “Might it be due to a conflict of interest?
    This is misinformation cloaked in the illusion of evidence. It is more fake news from government.
    Who benefits?”

    Who benefits? ( I understand that your’s are rhetorical questions.
    Pfizer made about $24 Billion dollars in the first three months of this year selling covid vaccines.
    When an illness arises that may respond well to cannabis medications and all one has to do is to pop a wee seed in the ground then wait until early March to supply those who need it, much less love the effects of it, then there’s the answer to your questions.

    Our democracy is a dead democracy walking. The moment our democracy became a CAPITALIST- democracy, all was lost. Our politic is now a freak show run by plutocratic tyrants, and I’ll bet you my left ear that they’ll have the finest cannabis money can buy.

    Our primary industry farmers should be brought in from the bitter cold and encouraged to grow cannabis as an alternative to grass, brassica’s, legumes and root vegetables currently grown to produce cow, sheep, deer, chicken and pig flesh and I think we can all agree where that’s going to lead us.
    Now here’s the sting in the tale of the story.
    Once farmers are convinced that cannabis is regenerative, organic, fun and curative …. convince them to strike! To wipe out the rich rats. To send in the terriers. Aye Boys?
    The reason we’re fucked if because the Good Ol Boys fucked us. onvince them to strike! To wipe out the rich rats. To send in the terriers. Aye Boys?
    The reason we’re fucked if because the Good Ol Boys fucked us.
    YouTube.
    You must watch this.
    Russell Brand talks Pfizer.
    https://youtu.be/qe3UcJ0CAxI

  4. “Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal
    effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no
    record in the extensive medical literature describing a
    proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality.”

    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    Drug Enforcement Administration

    FRANCIS L. YOUNG, Administrative Law Judge

  5. “At present it is estimated that marijuana’s LD-50 is around1:20,000 or 1:40,000. In layman terms this means that in order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is contained in one marijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.” FRANCIS L. YOUNG, Administrative Law Judge

    Could this be the real reason why the NZ Govt stopped referring to LD 50 levels a few years ago?

  6. Cannabis prohibition is a violation of human rights?? Get a grip. I agree that prohibition is counterproductive, but can you imagine how precious the “human rights” argument would look to people who live somewhere where ACTUAL BASIC human rights are regularly violated e.g. China, Russia, North Korea?

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