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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewylewylewy View Post
    On a side note: I just think it's great when the govt ask the public for the answer to policy questions that require scientific knowledge and research that Joe Bloggs couldn't possibly be able to answer, but has a poorly founded and strong opinion about (fluoride).
    Itís not necessary to be an expert on fluoride to have an informed opinion because experts write articles and books as well as do NZ public lecture tours to educate the public. There is also wealth of information on the internet for those who wish to be more knowledgeable. Most of those speaking out against fluoride are informed and concerned because fluoride is a highly toxic chemical and it has detrimental effects on some peopleís health.
    https://fluoridefree.org.nz/about/

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    It's not necessary to be an expert to have an opinion, and its not necessary to be an expert to vote. This is my problem; not whether fluoride is good or bad.

    Its a scientific matter, average joe (including myself) doesnt have access or the time to investigate sources of data, backgrounds of funding, full detailed reports rather than scientific journalism (which is usually inaccurate), and doesnt have the awareness or correct approach of how to make these decisions (ie its bad for you but also good for you, x people may experience problems but y people get benefits. decisons on vaccines are done this way - 3 people will die but 4million wont get xxx disease).

    I too have an opinion on fluoride (which has a 50% chance to be wrong), but think the public should only be engaged when a matter of pure opinion/ desire is involved, and one largely without an ethical challenge if possible. People shouldnt be voting on which science they believe. If thats unclear, commission more research. If science was based on polls, marketing and involved the average joe (who is usually an idiot), e=mc2 could be e=mc3

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    Quote Originally Posted by bull.... View Post
    Cannabis Smoking Associated With Higher Sperm Count, Study Finds

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...d=premium-asia
    Interesting although inconclusive read, The weed companies will be keen to add another "benefit" and reason to legalise it.Fine by me.

    He said: "As the authors point out, men with higher sperm concentrations are likely to have more testosterone in their bodies and thus may be more likely to smoke marijuana because simply they are willing to take more risks.
    "In conclusion, I am not convinced that this paper moves us any further forward in this debate.
    "Moreover, nor does it give support to any apparent fertility benefits of smoking marijuana.
    "In my opinion, this should be avoided at all costs in any couples trying to start a family."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bull.... View Post
    nz is way behind countries like canada , australia in cannabis research , even the us has just passed the farm bill legally allowing hemp production. i think alot of companies in nz will just be jumping on the band wagon hoping to make a quick buck

    i favour a legalised pot industry run , taxed and dispensed by the govt myself. growers can sell to the govt and private companies are left to make money from the medical side of things.
    I tend to agree, what commercial advantage would any of these companies have over the incumbant large producers? I feel is going to be another hyped ag industry which will leave a small amount of people in the $$$ (mostly taken from investors) and a whole lot burned.

    As an aside, there is a few farmers in South Canterbury looking into incorporating hemp as a rotation crop. NZyarn have got the gear on order to process and spin the fibre

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwidollabill View Post
    I tend to agree, what commercial advantage would any of these companies have over the incumbant large producers? I feel is going to be another hyped ag industry which will leave a small amount of people in the $$$ (mostly taken from investors) and a whole lot burned.

    As an aside, there is a few farmers in South Canterbury looking into incorporating hemp as a rotation crop. NZyarn have got the gear on order to process and spin the fibre
    plenty of opp's in hemp for farmers , horticulturists as for weed i bet there are some good weed growers up north. shane jones could use some of his money to get the bros of the couch and grow weed for the govt to sell
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    I think Hikurangi may have already done that bull down the coast there, but its called weed because its so easy to grow.So unless they can value add produce unique products alot will go up in smoke. Hikurangi are doing things like looking at the whole plant and mixing manuka honey with the ground up roots for example and coming uo with some innovative ideas.

    I got in to one or two of the plethora of marijuana stocks that appeared on the ASX a year or two back and got out quickly too with profits. many have fallen away since

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    I think Hikurangi may have already done that bull down the coast there, but its called weed because its so easy to grow.So unless they can value add produce unique products alot will go up in smoke. Hikurangi are doing things like looking at the whole plant and mixing manuka honey with the ground up roots for example and coming uo with some innovative ideas.

    I got in to one or two of the plethora of marijuana stocks that appeared on the ASX a year or two back and got out quickly too with profits. many have fallen away since
    The goldrush begins - and as the old adage goes, the easy money is to sell shovels, buckets and food to the ever eager gold miners at exorbitant prices.

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    So what are you selling balance. Im out and gone btw with my nuggets

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    Yep I'll be joining into the IPO. Have stayed away to date from NZ companies to date (not my cup of tea). Will be good to join finally.

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