Tag Archives: Decriminalisation of Drugs

more media frontline

I wrote a recent post, about a recent edition of ‘Media Take’ (maori TV).. I just watched the extended replay; the original show which is then followed by, a forum/discussion on the issues. Here are some comments raised, in the … Continue reading

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No concensus

I read on another blog.. that the recent UNGASS on Drugs, has actually resolved that there is no longer any consensus on global legislation. ‘For over half a century there has been a global consensus that drugs should be eliminated … Continue reading

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UNGASS outcome ?

During this so-called; ‘once-in-twenty-year event’ I looked & listened for some news about whether any substantive change would occur.. it’s now been 5 days since it finished & I’m still looking & listening… There were mixed signals in the lead-up: … Continue reading

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a mood for change ?

I watched a weekly current affairs show this morning.. they were discussing the recent debates/issues arising, around cannabis/drug laws & the upcoming UN conference (UNGASS). 1) They started with an interview with the Assoc. Health minister (resp. Drug Policy) who … Continue reading

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Urgent legislation

I see that the NZ parliament is currently ‘ramming through’ legislation.. due to changes in Australia, anyone who has been jailed (even cumulatively) for more than 1 year OR is seen to be ‘of bad character’, at the whim of … Continue reading

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Document feedback

I have been looking for online feedback to the ‘leaked document’ I mentioned in my last post. It seems that it was due for release at an upcoming : Int’l harm reduction conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; BUT it seems … Continue reading

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Frontline updates

I watched a replay of a NZ current affairs show, this a.m. The first topic was the issues around intoxication on the streets in Auckland. They followed an ambulance crew & a couple of groups of ‘beat cops’ walking about … Continue reading

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