A Limerick A Day

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In a letter sent to the Irish Times,  doctors in the newly-formed ‘Cannabis Risk Alliance’ have warned of the dangers of possible reefer madness in Ireland if pot is legalised

A group of top doctors agreed
That talk of medicinal weed
Is a big Trojan Horse
That will soon lead, of course
To a terrible future indeed

John Moynes

Pic: The Cannabis Collection

14 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Janet, I ate my avatar

    God forbid it will put a dent in sales
    The same docs who’s over prescription of antibiotics has us dealing with anti resistant strains of virus,
    can tell you personally that’s no fun

    1. Nigel

      Since it was definitely doctors who were WARNING about the over-prescription, too, perhaps their concerns should be taken on board? I’m very much in favour of legalisation, but it will have consequences, not all of them good.

      1. millie st meadowlark

        Oh you’re back are you?

        Get rid of imposter nigel too, while you’re here.

        1. Nigel

          I just need to trick him into standing in front of this dragon, thyen I yell ‘Dracarys!’ and ascend the Nigel Throne. Hey, imposter! This big scaly fella just said yer Ma’s a mass murdering tyrant! You gonna let him get away with that?

      2. Johnny Keenan

        Just like drink.
        Life is tough we a need a vice Nigel.
        Just let us as adults make our own mind up.

    2. Rob_G

      While I do think that medicinal cannabis is something worth investigating, and I while I don’t think any adult should be sent to prison for consuming a substance that doesn’t cause any direct harm to anyone else, I think the benefits of cannabis as a cure all are massively over-hyped, and its potential drawbacks blithely-dismissed, by some of the proponents for its legalisation.

      1. Nigel

        Yeah, I’ve seen the affects it can have myself, and while I think turning anyone suffering from addiction and bad affects into a criminal only makes everything worse, we need to be completely honest about it and for God’s sake listen to the experts.

      2. Ciuncainteach

        Agreed. We don’t need to pretend it’s a cure-all miracle drug to be able to make coherent arguments in favour of decriminalisation.

  2. phil

    Well if their aint enough evidence to say that its safe, Im sure there is not enough evidence to say that its is harmful …

    Do a proper study and find the evidence …

    1. Cian

      Not really.
      It is easy to ‘prove’ that something is harmful. All you need to do is find one instance of harm.
      It is difficult to ‘prove’ something is safe. If I have 1,000 instances of no harm…. it doesn’t prove it is safe. If I have 1,000,000 instances of no harm…. it still doesn’t prove it is safe.

      But I agree that we need proper studies to find out what the various benefits vs harm are.

  3. Joxer

    i tell you what though, the bang of bally when cycling along the grand canal these days is woejis. Everyone seems to be smoking the stuff – down in D4 and on out to Clondalkin one comes across that dense sweet smell….

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