Tag Archives: Cannabis Policy

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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medical what

I still get insensed, when I hear prof. journos. using the slang name (‘marijuana’) in the medicinal context. It seems that they are deliberately ‘courting controversy’ using a ‘mixed metaphor’ so to speak. I watched a NZ current affairs show … Continue reading

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OIA data

I recently downloaded data released, under the OIA (Official Information act) about Cannabis convictions (over 10 years) in Aotearoa/NZ, that resulted in imprisonment or home detention.. BUT does NOT include; Fines, community service or court ordered supervision (OR discharged). Here … Continue reading

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