Tag Archives: Alternative views

what is Gruel ?

When I was a kid, I heard that the poorest folks often ate a ‘porridge’ called ‘Gruel’ (19th century ?).. but I had no idea until recently, what it was/is ? Interestingly it is also connected to the DRUG WAR.. … Continue reading

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Hemp houses

Just continuing my rant about Hemp; I saw a couple of TV docos.. where they built houses from ‘Hemp-Crete’ & hemp-fibre boards. The largest city in Aotearoa/NZ has (depending on who you believe) ‘a housing crisis‘.. can’t build them fast … Continue reading

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Fuel from Hemp

addendum to previous hemp post; FUEL: Mr Herer & others, claim that the main reason, why cannabis/hemp was banned in 20th century; was to get it out of the ‘raw materials’ supply chain. One of the main competitors, being the … Continue reading

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Cracks appearing & dividing

I read that the President of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis party (aka; ‘the Cannabis party’) has ‘waka jumped’ (jumped ship) to the newly formed ‘The Opportunities party’ (TOP).. claiming the ALCP has been ‘eclipsed’ by other parties who are increasingly … Continue reading

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Federal v state

I heard on a USA radio program that the new USA vice-Pres. is making serious noises, like; Federal drug laws outrank state laws & Federal should be enforced ? They mentioned the 28 states that currently allow doctors to prescribe … Continue reading

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no magic bullet

I read that the claims, that cannabis can cure everything from headaches to cancer.. are being rebutted, by many ‘experts’.. fair enough The main issue being that prohibition, all but, put a stop to its genuine use.. much of the … Continue reading

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Grey power call for reform

I read that a Grey power (aged-care) group have presented a petition to parliament, calling for medicinal cannabis law reform. It is often assumed that this age demographic are the biggest group saying “NO” to cannabis.. but it seems that … Continue reading

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