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Education And Debate

Improving the quality of the cannabis debate: defining the different domains

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:108

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Re: Only Two Major Issues

You raise an interesting issue regarding recreational vs therapuetic
usage. I hold the personal view that a great deal of termed "recreational"
use is medicinal "preparation" and knowledge gathering, familiarity with
use (titration), the resultant efficacy, and cerebral consequences.
However "grey scale" across this dual use model fails to recognise that
the illicit status reacts perversely in creating additional and
unneccesary harms.

From a perspective of health intervention, recreational use needs to
be regulated and normalised.

see New Zealand Health Select Committee recommendations at

The ALCP recommends age appropriate tolerance and controlled

Blair Anderson

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 February 2000
Blair Anderson
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