Monthly Archives: April 2014

Synthetic bans

I hear that this Govt. are intending to introduce legislation ASAP to place bans on Synthetic Cannabis & other legal highs.. until tested & possibly proven ‘low-risk’. (as many of the most vocal in society, have been calling for) I … Continue reading

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Level playing field

There seems to have been a public outcry against the regulation of ‘synthetic cannabis’ BUT the fact that Natural CANNABIS (often deemed ‘less harmful’), remains totally illegal in Aotearoa/NZ There were many (including I & I) asking why not allow … Continue reading

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a few thoughts

I have previously written, to the NZ minister responsible for drug policy & said I’m generally opposed to the results of the psychoactive substances act, that has seen widespread sales of synthetic cannabinoids etc. BUT the status quo on Natural … Continue reading

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Law reform options

I often hear words being discussed, in regard to law reform (natural cannabis).. there are several labels that are dividing the public opinion.. we hear : Legalise, Decriminalise, Regulate,.. then we have the two old faithfuls : prohibition & zero-tolerance, … Continue reading

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Origins

I often wondered where the name ‘pot’ as a slang word for the drug in cannabis came from.. Also the word ‘Reefer’ meaning a ‘joint’ or cannabis cigarette in the pre-prohibition days (1800-1937 ?) …. more recently I read that … Continue reading

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Story-time

Several years ago, I bought a book that changed my way of thinking about, at least one subject. The title is a ‘play on words’, of an old children’s story by Hans Christian Anderson (?) ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ In … Continue reading

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More Reefer Madness

In light of 4/20 day (aka ‘World Weed Day’) the other ‘news’ making the rounds being : 2 deaths.. DIRECTLY attributed to Cannabis. 1) a man apparently leapt to his death from a 4th storey building.. the news item says … Continue reading

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