Monthly Archives: September 2014

Strange days indeed

I’ve again been pondering a few issues around drug law & prohibition here in Aotearoa/NZ & can only surmise that we live in ‘Strange days indeed’ : 1) Aotearoa/NZ has amongst the highest levels of Cannabis use per capita in … Continue reading

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Face the facts

I read that increasingly, many nations are rejecting the ‘war on drugs’.. they have finally realised (after over 40 years) that prohibition has had little actual effect on stopping drug use (especially in the West : Aotearoa/NZ, Australia & USA … Continue reading

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Ridiculous extreme

I read on an NZ newspaper website, that police are investigating incense that is being inhaled.. causing a ‘gentle euphoric effect’. Under the overturned ‘psychoactive substance act’ all such substances are now apparently illegal. BUT are they just going to … Continue reading

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Climate change protest

I see in the Int’l news, that there have been massive protests around the world, in many large cities.. protesting climate change & political inaction to address it. There were several famous people present (Actors, Musicians) calling for : clean, … Continue reading

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Outcomes

Aotearoa/NZ had its general election yesterday.. whilst there are quite a few ‘special votes’ to count, it seems that the incumbent Govt. have been returned with a slightly increased majority, for a third term.. “BOOO !” says I & I … Continue reading

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Myth debunked

I read in a local newspaper that recent stats. have debunked the myth, that welfare beneficiaries in Aotearoa/NZ are ‘bludgers’ who use their drug use as an excuse to avoid work. This current Govt. amended social welfare legislation to make … Continue reading

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Display of plants

I read that Kew gardens in London is to have a display of ‘psychedelic plants’.. Cannabis, Opium, Magic mushrooms etc. will be there as an exhibit. It’s fascinating that the UN convention gives exemption to Medicinal, Scientific & Industrial uses, … Continue reading

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