Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cure for Epilepsy

I watched a segment from ’60 minutes’ last evening.. a wealthy couple in Australia have donated $34 million to Medicinal Cannabis research. Their grand-daughter has ‘Dravet syndrome’ (severe Epilepsy). They showed footage of them walking in a whole field of … Continue reading

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Medicinal MDMA

I watched a program ‘Techknow’ on Al Jazeera (Int’l news), about research into possible medicinal/therapeutic use of the ‘party drug’ MDMA.. aka ‘Ecstasy’. They reported that the drug is being trialled as a potential treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress … Continue reading

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Police shooting USA

I’ve been watching the recent news items about Police shootings is USA.. mostly black men, often unarmed ! I watched footage (filmed by a wife) of the most recent one. The wife can be heard yelling “Don’t shoot him, he’s … Continue reading

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Strange dayz

I used to think that most people who used illegal drugs (esp. Cannabis) were of like mind, in support of law reform.. BUT over time I have come to the conclusion, this is untrue; if truth be known some/perhaps many, … Continue reading

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Final episode

I watched the final episode of: ‘Back Benches’ (NZ politics in the pub) for 2016. The host made it sound unclear, as to whether the show would continue in 2017 ? I noticed the large number of cannabis law reform … Continue reading

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Local politics

I attended a local body (council & Mayor) election forum last evening.. after the candidates were given a couple of minutes each, to push their case for election, there was a session of Q&A from the floor. I asked: “would … Continue reading

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more stats & opinion

I read some further stats. on cannabis convictions, for possession/use only in Aotearoa/NZ (2015) : Total – 1,105 Here is a breakdown based on ‘ethnicity’: European 532 (48%), Maori (indigenous) 475 (43%), Pacific Islands 67 (6%), Other 26 (2%), ‘unknown’ … Continue reading

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