Tag Archives: Alternative to Prohibition

what has Med-cannabis reform done ?

I have been watching & listening to the passage of the long-awaited Med-cannabis reform bill.. only one stage left before it gets the ‘Royal assent’ & becomes Law. I have stated there are 3-4 changes to the current ‘Misuse of … Continue reading

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from local frontlines

I read a couple of local (Aotearoa/NZ) news items from the frontlines of the Drug WAR: 1) Growing operation uncovered, after man attempts to send Cannabis by courier ‘A Nelson man has been charged with possession and cultivation of cannabis … Continue reading

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Three referenda in one

I read that the NZ Justice Minister is considering, running 3 referenda issues in one: Cannabis reform, Euthanasia/assisted dying & Electoral (MMP system) reform. The previous Govt. ran a ‘Flag Referendum’ to gauge support for a change of NZ flag; … Continue reading

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decisions.. decisions

I read that the NZ Govt. minister intends to make announcements on the promised ‘Reeferendum’ on personal use.. prior to 2019 So far we have just had bluff & bluster (mostly media speculation.. added to the issues) Several selected lines.. … Continue reading

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more conference footage

Further to my last post, about the recent Cannabis conference in Aotearoa/NZ.. I found this footage: It has interviews with some of the organisers/movers & shakers in this area.. worth a view Again; it seems to be, no so much … Continue reading

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Think of the Tax-take

A leading NZ economist has reportedly said, that the NZ Govt. could potentially collect $240mil/annually from a legal/regulated cannabis market. Most of the debate has been around ‘Harm reduction’ & taking the profits from the hands of the Black-market gangsters … Continue reading

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smokin’

It seems the tide of drug reform is still rising, but one thing keeps coming up; Aotearoa/NZ has a commitment to be ‘Smoke Free’ by 2025. This was put in place as a harm reduction/use strategy for TOBACCO, but seems … Continue reading

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