Tag Archives: double-standards

Meth houses.. update

I just watched a TV current affairs item, about the recent ‘debacle’, around ‘Meth testing in NZ state houses’. They interviewed some folks who had been evicted, due to the harsh Zero-tolerance attitudes, of the previous (right-wing) Govt. to this … Continue reading

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Informed view on reform

I read the opinions of a NZ Doctor on the proposed ‘Reeferendum’.. on cannabis, a senior lecturer in criminology at a NZ University. She raised the following views/issues: ‘I started 2018 with an unmistakable sense of optimism – after years … Continue reading

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Extra Rehab facilities

I just watched a TV news item.. in light of the recent announcement, to reduce prison numbers, they are diverting funds, from ‘seized assets’ from Drug raids; motor vehicles etc. (proceeds of crime) to Drug rehab. Normally this money would … Continue reading

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Meth myth.. update

There has been a lot of news stories, here in Aotearoa/NZ recently, about the ‘hysteria’ around Meth testing in state houses. I heard a recent news update; many of the residents who were evicted, because Minuit traces of Meth/P being … Continue reading

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to vape or not.. that is the question

I watched a brief news item on ‘vaping’ (nicotine) in Aotearoa/NZ. The following issues were raised/discussed: 1) in light of a proposed ‘smoke-free NZ’ (cigarettes) by 2025 target. Is this actually a safer option ? 2) Is it even considered … Continue reading

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The people have spoken

Regarding; the current NZ Govt. (Medicinal cannabis) bill, before parliament select committee. I made a written submission, but did not go to parliament, in person (Wellington) to give an oral one. I watched quite a few of the oral submissions … Continue reading

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more hui

I was watching clips of a ‘hui’ (meeting/discussion), run by the NZ Drug foundation (2017); about NZ drug law & possible reform.. several points really caught my attention: 1) a NZ delegate to the UN, reportedly posed a question to … Continue reading

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