Monthly Archives: September 2012

Politics, another view

I’ve always thought that the domain of drug law reform was on the left of politics. Having noted that a Medicinal cannabis bill was voted down, by 100% of the right-wing Govt. in Aotearoa/NZ. Today I watched a TV news … Continue reading

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Regulation Vs Prohibition

I recently saw a news report, that Law Enforcement in Colombia has seized TWO TONS of ‘MARIJUANA’. There was no advice as to what they were intending to do with it.. maybe bound for the furnace ? I just wonder … Continue reading

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Voices in the ‘Wilderness’ !!

In the reported words of someone in antiquity.. I often feel like ‘a voice crying in the wilderness !’ its totally UNJUST.. I hear estimates of about 400,000 kiwis (20% or more of adults, in a population of 4 million people) who … Continue reading

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Smoking.. Cannabis Vs Tobacco

In recent times there are many voices calling for a ‘Smoke-free’ world & it seems that a majority of tobacco smokers are actually hearing it. Most days I see people sitting outside their houses puffing away on legal ‘smokes’, where a decade ago … Continue reading

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‘Gutter’ Science ?

As I’ve said before Cannabis/Hemp/’Marijuana’ has been used for centuries/millenia for its Medicinal, Industrial & Recreational properties. In 1964.. a doctor at the University of Tel Aviv (Israel) officially identified the Delta 9 Tetra-hydro-cannabinol molecule (active ingredient). There had been … Continue reading

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More ‘News’ from the ‘front lines’

Watching an International News network.. 2 more stories from the ‘Front lines’ : 1) The heads of Mexico & Colombia are meeting to discuss their countries response to the ongoing Drug war. The reporter stated that both had renewed their … Continue reading

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Environmental effects

Aside from the societal effects of the DRUG WAR, the banning of the Cannabis plant for HEMP production has also taken its toll on the environment ! Hemp was used for centuries to make ropes & sails for ships. It … Continue reading

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