Tag Archives: Aotearoa/NZ drug policy

NZ Reeferendum maybe next year ?

I read that the ‘reeferendum’ on cannabis reform (rec-use) that was promised, to be held; on or before the next NZ General election (2020) maybe moved to next year. Here are some points from the press release: ‘New Zealanders may … Continue reading

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prison muster spike

I keep hearing that the NZ prison population is at an all time HIGH.. that this new Govt. have declared they intend to cut the muster.. BUT today I see a graph of stats. 1) in 2000 (start) there were … Continue reading

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zero tolerance

I have looked into the issues around the Drug war & possible reform.. the one thing I find the biggest hurdle: ZERO-tolerance; 1) during alcohol prohibition in USA (1920s-33) they rarely ever arrested folks for consuming the drug. They only … Continue reading

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other misinfo. Frontlines

I have heard a few interesting comments, in light of the Govt. bill (med-canna) before parliament; paraphrased: 1) the change to the act, to allow terminally ill folks to use & get an exemption from prosecution, is effectively already happening. … Continue reading

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Record number of investors

I read that ‘Waiapu Investments’ who are looking to fund an expansion of ‘Hikurangi Cannabis/Hemp Co.’ have a license to grow Industrial Hemp in Aotearoa/NZ, have been looking to get potential investors for their proposed expansion into Medicinal cannabis. Here … Continue reading

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Oral submissions Med-cannabis bill

I made a submission to the NZ Parliament health select committee, on the Govt. Medicinal cannabis bill (part of their 100-day plan). During April, the committee heard oral submissions from the public on the bill. In order to make an … Continue reading

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secret talks ?

I recently came across a series of talks (on youtube) from the; 2017 NZ Parliamentary Symposium on Drugs, held in July last year. I had heard about this event, but very little was ever mentioned in the media & looking … Continue reading

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