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No kava for the multicultural festival

By johnboy - 8 February 2012 46

The ABC has been worded up that kava has been banned from this year’s Multicultural Festival after the Thereapeutic Goods Administration rejected an application for an exemption.

Because too much multiculturalism would be a terrible thing at a multicultural festival.

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No kava for the multicultural festival
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buzz819 10:18 am
08 Feb 12
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Yes and allowing people to supply what is classed as a prescription only medicine to anyone thus giving them permission to break the law is a sooo much better alternative.

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Duffbowl 10:32 am
08 Feb 12
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I hear it’s traditional to chew on coca leaves in South America. Maybe we could ask for that?

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alicerusselwallace 10:44 am
08 Feb 12
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This site might be of interest to folks: http://www.australiankavamovement.com.au/

Kava is an integral part of the culture of Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian culture – it’s an integral part of the culture of Oceania (including Australia), in fact.

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chewy14 10:56 am
08 Feb 12
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In my culture it’s common to snort MDMA and dance all night.
Can we get an exemption?

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Thoroughly Smashed 11:01 am
08 Feb 12
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Because tradition has always been a good reason to keep doing something.

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Jethro 11:05 am
08 Feb 12
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Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

Kava is very very mild. I drank litres of the stuff over the course of a few hours and basically ended up with a mild level of drowsiness, akin to maybe two or three beers.

The classification of Kava is silly. There is a fair bit of evidence that Polynesian communities with limited access to Kava are turning to alcohol instead, with far worse social consequences.

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Duffbowl 11:34 am
08 Feb 12
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Jethro said :

Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

No hysteria on my part. Just wondering where the line gets drawn. Kava, like alcohol and tobacco, is regulated for public consumption in Australia.

While you can indeed drink litres of the stuff, it is dependent on the preparation. Just like making alchohol, changing the quantities used in preparation can change the final product.

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Jethro 11:44 am
08 Feb 12
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Duffbowl said :

Jethro said :

Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

No hysteria on my part. Just wondering where the line gets drawn. Kava, like alcohol and tobacco, is regulated for public consumption in Australia.

While you can indeed drink litres of the stuff, it is dependent on the preparation. Just like making alchohol, changing the quantities used in preparation can change the final product.

The line has been drawn in the wrong place.

I see the Kava ban in a similar light to the cannabis ban, which was originally a racist reaction to its use by Mexicans and black people in America.

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buzz819 12:05 pm
08 Feb 12
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Jethro said :

Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

Kava is very very mild. I drank litres of the stuff over the course of a few hours and basically ended up with a mild level of drowsiness, akin to maybe two or three beers.

The classification of Kava is silly. There is a fair bit of evidence that Polynesian communities with limited access to Kava are turning to alcohol instead, with far worse social consequences.

Mate your an idiot, between this and your pro cannabis wanks you put up on here, the line is drawn in the sand, you can not drink it legally, you can not possess, grow or supply cannabis, you can not drink and drive, you can not murder people, you can not have too many persons in the one licensed premises. You don’t like the laws then buy an island and do what you want. Go back over to the Greens and focus on the big issues, like women only pools.

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Baldy 12:45 pm
08 Feb 12
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buzz819 said :

Jethro said :

Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

Kava is very very mild. I drank litres of the stuff over the course of a few hours and basically ended up with a mild level of drowsiness, akin to maybe two or three beers.

The classification of Kava is silly. There is a fair bit of evidence that Polynesian communities with limited access to Kava are turning to alcohol instead, with far worse social consequences.

Mate your an idiot, between this and your pro cannabis wanks you put up on here, the line is drawn in the sand, you can not drink it legally, you can not possess, grow or supply cannabis, you can not drink and drive, you can not murder people, you can not have too many persons in the one licensed premises. You don’t like the laws then buy an island and do what you want. Go back over to the Greens and focus on the big issues, like women only pools.

yes because drinking a mild sedative that has yet to be proven to have any effect on anyone is akin to murdering someone. Meanwhile alcohol and smoking is legal. Just because something is illegal now doesn’t mean it has to be forever.

Also I don’t think drinking it is illegal, just selling teh drink at social gatherings.

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Thumper 12:50 pm
08 Feb 12
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Baldy said :

buzz819 said :

Jethro said :

Quit the hysteria buzz819 and Duffbowl.

Kava is very very mild. I drank litres of the stuff over the course of a few hours and basically ended up with a mild level of drowsiness, akin to maybe two or three beers.

The classification of Kava is silly. There is a fair bit of evidence that Polynesian communities with limited access to Kava are turning to alcohol instead, with far worse social consequences.

Mate your an idiot, between this and your pro cannabis wanks you put up on here, the line is drawn in the sand, you can not drink it legally, you can not possess, grow or supply cannabis, you can not drink and drive, you can not murder people, you can not have too many persons in the one licensed premises. You don’t like the laws then buy an island and do what you want. Go back over to the Greens and focus on the big issues, like women only pools.

yes because drinking a mild sedative that has yet to be proven to have any effect on anyone is akin to murdering someone. Meanwhile alcohol and smoking is legal. Just because something is illegal now doesn’t mean it has to be forever.

Also I don’t think drinking it is illegal, just selling teh drink at social gatherings.

Drinking cava or smoking dope turns you into a psychopathic axe welding hamster.

I have peer reviewed papers to prove it.

Somewhere…

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nicnacvb 12:52 pm
08 Feb 12
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Thumper 12:55 pm
08 Feb 12
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Thoroughly Smashed said :

Because tradition has always been a good reason to keep doing something.

In some PNG tribes it is tradition for the Big Men to initiate the young boys into the tribe by gathering them all together in a single building for a night and then raping them.

Tradition is not always right.

However, cava is really pretty harmless.

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Stevian 1:36 pm
08 Feb 12
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Thumper said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Because tradition has always been a good reason to keep doing something.

In some PNG tribes it is tradition for the Big Men to initiate the young boys into the tribe by gathering them all together in a single building for a night and then raping them.

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Got a cite for that? Sounds like Racist Bulls***

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enrique 1:45 pm
08 Feb 12
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