A better way

on behalf of the children

and the facts of their lives

A broken social system is not a suitable environment in which to raise children

A healthy and well adjusted child requires a healthy and well adjusted environment in which to grow

There are no better educated minds in regards the prevention and survival of sexual abuse than those who have both prevented and survived.

Author - John Brown :: Past victim of childhood abuse

Submitted in support of victims obtaining medical grade Marijuana - Canada. Anonymous post.
Many victims report usage as a means of management.
Past usage of marijuana: has not stood in the way of Barack Obama becoming president of USA - "and I inhaled; wasn't that the point", Bill Clinton (didn't inhale). A number of current prominent Labour and Liberal parliamentarians have admitted usage as have 40+% (some figures as high as 60%) of the population - are all these people still affected through their experience; if so should they be removed from social positions and be labelled as unstable?

Other prominent people throughout our history who have a history of marijuana usage with the majority supporting its medicinal use include Al Gore, Annita Roddock (Founder 'The Body Shop'),  Arthur Conan Doyle, Beatles, Bob Denver, Bob Dylan, The Bishop of Monmouth, British Lords & MP's (too many to list), Carl Sagan, Cary Grant, Dame Ruth Runsiman, Dr Francis Crick (Nobel Prize winner), Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas (USA), Judge Ginsberg (USA), Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Willie Nelson, William Shakespeare, Walt Disney, Vincent Van Gogh, Thomas Jefferson (US constitution), Tenessee Williams, Stephen King, Sigmun Freud, Robert Burns (Poet), Richard Feynman (Nobel Prize Laureate physicist, founder of quantum electrodynamics), Richard Branson (Virgin), Rev Kenneth Leech, Queen Victoria, Queen Arnegunde, Pythagoras, Prince Harry, Prince William, Phil Tufnell (Test cricketer), Paul Flynn (UK MP), Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Mo Mowlan, Michael Mansfield (QC. Lawyer), Mary Tyler Moore, Lord Tony Gifford (QC, civil rights lawyer), Lord Deedes, Lord Byron (Poet), Lord Avebury, Lewis Carrol.( Author 'Alice in Wonderland'), Ken Livingston (Mayor of London), John Wayne, Jules Verne, Judge John L. Kane (Chief Judge from the US District Court), John F Kennedy ( US president), Joan of Arc, Jackson Pollock (Blue Poles), Jackie Gleason (Comedian), Jabir Ibn el-Hayyan (Alchemist), Ian Botham (Cricket), Hunter S. Thompson, Sarah Palin, George Bush (current President of United States), Newt Gingrich, George Washington, George Clinton (brother of president Bill Clinton), Francis Wilkinson (Ex Chief Constable of Gwent, UK Police), Edgar Allen Poe, Eddie Ellison (Scotland Yard Drug Squad), Dame Ruth Runsiman, Shen-Nung (father of traditional Chinese medicine), Lord Shiva (one of three primary Hindu gods), Siddhartha (Buddha),  Lester Grinspoon (Harvard psychiatrist), William B. O'Shoughnessy (surgean), Sir John Russell Reynolds (Royal Physician), Sir William Osler (father of modern medicine), hundreds of thousands of physician-certified users of medical marijuana (USA), Kary Mullis (Nobel Laurate), Lewis Wolpert (biologist), Louis Hebert (French Botanist), Mike Bloomberg (New York City Mayor), Mo Mowlam (UK Minister in charge of UK drug policy), Norman Mailer (Author), Peregrine Worthstone (editor Sunday Telegraph), Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada), Queen Victoria, Ram Dass (Philosopher), Rosie Boycott (Editor Daily Express and The Independent), Rudolf Nureyev (Ballet dancer), Rudyard Kipling, Sir Paul McCartney, Steve Jobs (Apple computer), Tomas Enge (Formula 3000 World Champion), Victor Hugo (Author 'Les Misérables'), Walter Benjamin (Philosopher), Margaret Trudeau, Amedeo Modigliani, Bill Gates (Microsoft), Hillary Clinton, Marcel Proust, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Rimbaud, Peggy Noonan (Ronald Reagan speechwriter), Walter Benjamin (philosopher), Louisa May Alcott (Author), François Rabelais (Franciscan monk), Norman Mailer (Author), Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (Author), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donna Shalala  (US Secretary of Health and Human Services), M. Scott Peck  (Psychologist/Author), Margaret Mead  (Anthropologist and author), John Hay  (Secretary of State USA), Bill Bradley  (Athlete/Politician), Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Justice  USA).

A similar list can be compiled of those who researched and recomended the medicinal use of marijuana beginning with Discordes(Materia Medica - reference manual of Western medicine for at least 1500 years), Chinese emperors, Greek, Roman, Arabic, Hebrew, Dr. William C. Woodward (American Medical Association), Parke-Davis (American pharmaceutical company), Ely Lilly (American pharmaceutical company), the Ford Corporation, editor-in-chief - New England Journal of Medicine,

Has been recomended for medical use in and the treatment of and in the practice of medical procedusres such as surgery, anesthesia, amputations, fevers, rheumatism, childbirth, backache, earaches, diminishing sexual desire, menstrual fatigue,  malaria, beri-beri, constipation, absentmindedness, coughs, jaundice, venereal disease,  urinary incontinence, colic, bleeding, inflammation, burns, dysentery, suntroke, leprocy, digestive disorders, psychological disorders, sorrow, convulsions, tetanus, rabies, the plaugue, typhoid fever, neuralgia, gout, hydrophobia, cholera, convulsions, spasticity, hysteria, depression,  uterine hemorrhage, painful menstration, migraine, neuralgia, convulsions, insomnia, loss of appetite, migraine headache, pain, involuntary twitching, excessive coughing, opiate or alcohol addiction, appetite stimulation, anorexia, AIDS, nausea in cancer chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, skin cancer, clinical depression, cancer inhibitor, influenza, glaucoma, UV radiation, analgesia, aggression reduction, psychology, bulimia, motion sickness, motor and vocal disorders, prevention of Alzheimer's disease, the reduction of arterial blockages, muscle spasms, epilepsy and more.

Institute of Medicine, published Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, in which the authors reported, "The accumulated scientific data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation."

Donald Tashkin of the University of California made a career as a government-funded researcher searching for any evidence of a link to lung cancer, but his study found that even among heavy marijuana smokers over a period of many years, there was no increase in lung cancer - his study found "a suggestion of some protective effect" against cancer.

"there is not a single documented instance of anyone dying from marijuana use itself. This despite detailed records of hospital admissions and treatment admissions that are kept and analyzed every year by ONDCP, SAMHSA, TEDS Data sets".

United States government's Bureau of Mortality Statistics reveals that there are 0 deaths annually from Marijuana

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy acknowledges that the evidence for marijuana as medicine is incontrovertible

12 states (USA) where state laws specifically allow for medical marijuana usage (USA)

Global support is found for the medicinal use of marijuana - in particular the indica species.

Used internationally for more than 4000 years for medicinal, recreational, religious or spiritual  purposes.

Marijuana based medications are available under the brand names Marinol, Sativex and other generic names.

Studies have shown that tobacco smoking is a better predictor of concurrent illicit hard drug use than smoking cannabis

Found to be the most effective ever truth drug developed by the Office of Strategic Services (USA).

An Australia wide survey by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (the most current Australian research, August 2008) found overwhelming support for legalising cannabis for medical reasons.

Past victim of childhood abuse: John McCain was subjected to horrific tortures and this has not precluded him from running for president of the United States. Nelson Mandela. The difference only shows in what and who they are today (more precisely how they acted afterwards - upon release etc). John McCain may still hold a desire to seek revenge of those who harmed him (many references re bombing etc). Nelson Mandela - Nobel Peace prize.

On the sexual abuse, exploitation & deception of children

There is no excuse for sexual abuse according to our law and government except when the abuse has been carried out by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don’t stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave..."

Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008.


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This is perhaps the most horrific act of abandonment perpetrated against the children of a specific religion by an Australian head of State and is recorded in our history for perpetuity as being made by Kevin Rudd on 17 July 2008, when he spoke in regards those affected by the sexual abuses carried out by Catholic clergy.http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

This is a deeply flawed and invalid response both morally and legally which includes all victims of clergy abuse being referred over to the leader of the Catholic Church or the respective leaders of other Churches or Religions when quite clearly sexual abuse by clergy is a phenomena found in many Churches and religions and it simply is not within the Prime Ministers realm to pass responsibility for those sexually abused by Catholic and non-Catholic clergy over to the Catholic church or anyone else.

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Is it any wonder our children are confused?

No wonder our children are confused - if we continually send confusing messages to our children then it is us who is acting irrationally when we demand the right to sanction them for acting in the same way we do, or in the same way our Government services do.

No amount of resources, education, laws, treatments or levels of incarceration and sanctions can educate a child to function both successfully and rationally in a society when the very society which is demanding that is unable itself to function at the levels demanded. There is no rational response to such an irrational situation.

Is it any wonder so many are confused?

Government and our religions are unable to provide and implement successful strategies in regards sexual abuses by clergy and other in the community.

Government and our religions repeatedly and stubbornly refuse to consult with the victims of these abuses by clergy and others in the community and their carers and advocates.

Is it any wonder so many are abused and re-abused?

How can they expect our children to act in a more adult and responsible manner, a manner which is above the examples set by our Governments and religious.

How irrational and foolish are we when we use sanctions against those who are unable to perform on demand at a higher level than those applying the sanctions.

Is it any wonder our children think we are foolhardy and stupid?

Of course we can always sanction our children severely for saying that we got it wrong. We can also sanction them for getting it wrong themselves in a confused world. Their need to survive and remain accepted as children will simply cause them to cede to those sanctions. This simply shows that if you beat a child hard enough and demand that he agree with you they must if they simply want to be loved by their parents and elders. If they want to ever experience the love of those who sanction they simply have no choice but to cede and conform to the power held over them - this use of power proves nothing other than acknowledging the fact that you can force someone into submission. It in no way proves your are on the right track.

Quite simply if these men genuinely had the ear of God as they say, it simply would not have taken 500 years as in the case of Mr Galilei and the shape of the earth, nor would it take very long to resolve the sexual abuse issue if they simply had 10 seconds with God.

It is clear that they simply do not have that line to Jesus Christ because quite simply if they did they would act differently.

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