Tag Archives: double-standards

why so annoyed ?

A few people have asked me, why I get so worked up about the ‘WAR on drugs’ & specifically; cannabis ? so, here it is: 1) I was arrested in my youth, but it did nothing to stop me, it … Continue reading

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more from the frontlines

I just watched 3 TV news items, all drug related.. from the frontlines of the Drug War: 1) a young man died at an ‘ayahuasca’ retreat in Sth America. The story said he died from drinking a ‘Tobacco tea’ (was … Continue reading

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Conflict… of interest

I was having a discussion, on cannabis law issues, with a senior NZ activist. The following issues ‘came to light’ : 1) most in the ‘movement’ would like to see the arrests stop.. esp. for personal & medicinal cannabis/herb use … Continue reading

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contradictions

I just watched a couple of brief TV stories, about Medicinal Cannabis. One was about the first ‘legal cannabis’ brought into NZ, the other seemed to contradict this : 1) as per a recent post.. an American lady who is … Continue reading

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Tobacco legislation

I have been watching the passage of the ‘Tobacco Plain Packaging’ bill in NZ parliament. Several points came to my attention: 1) The Int’l Tobacco industry are threatening to bring legal action against the NZ govt. over this issue, (as … Continue reading

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No Tobacco day

I hear that on ‘No Tobacco Day’, the NZ Govt. have introduced a ‘plain package’ policy. During the debate (yesterday) in parliament, one senior MP, asked why they don’t just ban it. He then reminded us that Tobacco brings in … Continue reading

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Death by Police Chase

I hear on today’s news, that two more kiwi teenagers have died in a police chase. This is the second incident in only a few days, where young people have either been severely injured or died in similar circumstances. The … Continue reading

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