Tag Archives: double-standards

CBD restrictions ‘eased’

I read that the NZ Minister (resp. Drug Policy) has announced that restrictions on CBD medicines are to be eased, to allow GP doctors to prescribe these drugs, to their patients.. no longer requiring higher approval. The main issues being: … Continue reading

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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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