Tag Archives: Cannabis Policy

warrantless search upheld

I read that a ‘warrantless search’ was upheld on appeal. A large cannabis growing operation discovered. Here are some excerpts from the press release: ‘Police found 235 cannabis plants at a house in (a north island town), but did not … Continue reading

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Cannabis reform.. not the priority ?

After looking at the prelim. figures from the general election, it seems that cannabis reform is something that many have called for (recent polls) BUT have not seen as the priority, when voting; 1) only about 6,000 people gave their … Continue reading

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Ignoring the realities

Whilst many OECD countries have recently started to address the issues around the Failed Drug war (esp. cannabis); here in Aotearoa/NZ these issues are being mostly ignored by ‘power brokers’.. this is very clear in issues around ‘synthetics’: 1) in … Continue reading

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what might change

I listen to attitudes & am surprised to hear, some seem to think, that cannabis law reform would effectively ‘legitimise drug prohibition’ (black-market) BUT in reality it would change quite a bit; Aotearoa/NZ seems almost afraid to openly discuss it.. … Continue reading

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into BAT

I heard a radio current affairs program about; Big Tobacco in USA, under the ‘new administration’.. here in Aotearoa/NZ there is a ‘grey market’ forming after tax hikes to try & ‘reduce consumption’. This includes moves to plain packaging & … Continue reading

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call for change.. ignored by our Govt.

I just watched a TV interview (current affairs show) with a USA cannabis reform campaigner, from Washington state.. she was in Aotearoa/NZ this week, to attend/speak at a Drug Symposium, in the parliament. She outlined the issues around drug reforms … Continue reading

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Medicinal march 422

I read that about 200 protesters assembled in Aotea Square in Akld. NZ, yesterday (422) to publically call for better access to cannabis.. for medicinal/therapeutic uses. The report included these remarks: ‘Medicinal cannabis protesters march along Auckland’s Queen St on … Continue reading

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