Monthly Archives: September 2013

Priorities in Latin America

I recently watched a couple of news items, about drug priorities in Latin America. Most of the countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela etc. are signatories to the UN convention/ War-on-Drugs BUT many appear to be changing their priority on fighting … Continue reading

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NZ Police say “No to Medicinal use of Cannabis”

I read a recent newspaper story, that local doctors had written ‘notes of recommendation’ for medicinal cannabis use. The story stated that it is being recognised that Cannabis is of medicinal benefit for relief of pain & other conditions.. BUT … Continue reading

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A question on Oil drilling

I recently attended a political talk/presentation on proposed deep-sea Oil drilling off the local coast. I listened to all the ‘facts & figures’ about how the world is already past the supposed ‘tipping point’ for a climate change disaster.. There … Continue reading

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UK regulated cannabis market report

Just reading about a report released in UK, stating that they could make/save $billions if they moved away from the current regime : Prohibition.. to a regulated market (similar to alcohol & tobacco). The following issues were mentioned : 1) … Continue reading

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Med-pot OK in UK ?

I was just reading an article on another site.. a patient in UK has just bought & transported a quantity of ‘medicinal cannabis’ purchased from Holland, taken back to Britain. He apparently had a prescription & authorisation from the ‘home … Continue reading

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Going to extremes ?

I was listening to a news item about the ‘new e-cigarettes’ (tobacco extract vapouriser). There was a debate (in the EU ?) as to whether these ‘items’ should be classified as : Legal, Regulated or ‘Medicinal use’ as an aid … Continue reading

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News from front lines

I was just reading some recent internet news.. ‘from the front lines’ of the global drug war. It seems that Ms Schapelle Corby (convicted Aust. drugs smuggler) is being considered for parole after serving nearly 9 years of a 20 … Continue reading

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