A Christmas 2009 update
After more than 4 years, my appeal in the
At my second visit to the
The Court also agreed to accept a new report from The
Committee for the Assessment and Monitoring of Drugs(
The Court also agreed to hear further evidence from
expert witnesses from the forensic department of the Police for the
prosecution and from independent witnesses from
Next Court of Appeal date is March 9th in
I have no complaints about the amount of time the case has taken so far if it means the reliable evidence comes to the right conclusion. I think the original court verdict of a large fine and 6 month license suspension has been dropped because of the amount of time it has taken so far, something about natural justice. Certainly, in the 18-24 year old bracket, smokers of Pot are far more of a risk when driving, exactly the same as with alcohol, except that as you get older, you continue to be a menace if you drink and drive which is not the case with Pot. The evidence says that if you are a regular and experienced smoker of Pot, your reaction times are not affected and you drive slower and therefore safer. The evidence tells us this.
The Police want to introduce a roadside test for Pot in the same way as a breathalyser work for alcohol but they are not the same and do not work for pot. Since thc from Pot stays in your blood for up to a month, no drug detecting device exists that can tell you if your driving is adversely affected.
Many studies indicate that Cannabis use heightens the risk of accidents. Driving ability and reaction speeds, perception and attention, are all affected.
With 5 nanograms of thc in the blood, 35% of drivers show a decrease in driving ability.
With 14 nanograms per millilitre of blood, the level that I was tested with, 70-80% show a decrease in driving ability. I believe that I was among the 20-30% unaffected, an experienced and medical user. After 42 years driving and medical marijuana user with no accidents and maximum no claims bonus on my insurance, this is a victimless crime by the state encroaching on the rights and freedom of the individual.
Official research tells us that experienced users drive more slowly and carefully and avoid risk by keeping their distance. However for users overall, it does not offer complete compensation for diminished driving performance.
I hope the following info is correct!
300 picograms per kilo of your weight is equivalent
to a blood/alcohol level of .05 per millilitres of blood which is
equivalent to a 1 gram grass in a joint smoked by the average person. I
had smoked the equivalent of thirteen joints. My medicinal grass must have
been stronger than theirs.
More research is becoming available, look out for The
Druid research, its official -
“Driving under the influence of Drugs.”
I know that it does not sound very lovedup but our Prime Minister is also an enormous hypocrite and shithead, if you will pardon the expression, his holy trinity is a marriage of Religion, big business and the banks! Can someone tell me why instead of bailing out the banks, he did not give the money to homeowners who could not afford to pay the banks who could then pay the mortgage companies who could pay all debts. It must be because it was a fraudulent exercise and in its own way, continues to be so.
Scientific experts who are his advisers tell him one thing, and he does something else because it suits him and he has the power.. The most recent example is the resignation of Prof Nutt, Chairman of the Drugs Advisory Committee together with half a dozen, or so, fellow independent advisers. The only reason the whole lot did not resign is because the rest of the Committee members represent official including Government bodies. We elect him to do the right thing yet he is in the pay of others.
No profit from weed is its only misdeed
So again our Government acts for corporate greed
To profit from petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, coal and oil
While heaping abuse on a plant grown in soil
Gordon Browns insistence on upgrading Cannabis from
Class c to Class b despite his official experts protests means a billion
pounds to the lawyers, 100,000 Pot prosecutions a year at £10,000 each in
It is not only in drugs but all areas that Gov't interferes to the detriment of the Community. As politicians, they have no hands on experience in education, health, transport, drugs etc and need to rely on experts. It is a mockery when they ignore advisers. We need rules but they interfere in the wrong things. Amsterdam, where freedom and toleration is encouraged, has many rules -including making sure useful building do not stay empty for too long, refuse disposal etc They normally tolerate even a small amount of “hard” drugs for personal use, up to half a gram of powder and a couple of pills, yet have much less of a hard drug problem, even though Amsterdam attracts amore than its fair share of misfits.
It is good for the Community when that clown Mr
Brown's Private Finance initiatives mortgage future generations to
guaranteeing paying a profit to private companies, it stinks He should
take again the policies of Labours post war Government and bring all basic
utilities into Government control as well as the railways. People are
eager for public service, to help make a difference. The
Tories are even worse, if they won, we would end up with another 50
bankers in Parliament
Ever since the first World War when
But Governments have their head in the sand on the
biggest issue, from climate change. W need to reduce Carbon Dioxide
emissions yet Governments and business continue to plan for growth even
after scarce resources are in dwindling supply. Easijet and Ryanair are
hardly make a profit while pumping the air full of toxins, BEA an enormous
loss. Growth is not the answer
to the Worlds problems, we need a redistribution of wealth and values. The
richest country in the World,
On a more personal note, instead of sending cards this year, I shall be making a contribution to my local dealer of mother earth’s natural bounty while wishing you all season’s greetings!
I will also celebrate with taking Santo Daime
with a group. It is a loose federation of expanding minds. It is not a
cult except if you classify cult as a subversive activity looking for
personal and even political change and medicine for mind and body. It is
Another of mother earths almost miraculous bounty, from the shavings of a root from the iboga plant taken in ritual, can cure heroin and crack cocaine addicts in a one hit ritual cure providing the addict really want to stop. Unfortunately, there is not much money for drug companies to be made from one hit cures. I know it can work. I have seen it work. There are big issues at stake.
If I am going to get Religious, or just plain spiritual, Mother Earth is our provider whose bounty is the key to providing heaven on earth. With Mother Nature a religion, then for those that need a religion or even a good cause would have a cause truly worth fighting for. Its bounty would become our salvation. If only it could include the religious right, with more outlets than petrol stations and post offices combined, and help serve by making good all of our once in a billion year plundering of the Worlds resources. With plants such as Cannabis including hemp, ayahuasca, and Ibogaine, we have natural gifts that when properly taken provide both personal and community salvation,
Merry Xmas, I am off looking for Santa, life is an illusion!