Tag Archives: Drug policy

the biggest lie/misinfo.

I watch, listen & read about issues on drug law, esp. in Aotearoa/NZ & recently I wondered ‘what is the biggest LIE/piece of misinfo. in the WAR on Drugs ?’; ‘That the War is achieving its stated outcomes !’ This … Continue reading

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medical views

I saw a ‘youth current affairs, chat panel’ TV show, the topic was the over-prescription of Opioids ? They mentioned: 1) USA is definitely leading the charge, with doctors giving out prescriptions for ‘Oxycontin’, for the relief of ‘general aches … Continue reading

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Cannabis party.. comes of age

I read that the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) has; finally come of age (turned 21). They formed in 1996 & have been at the forefront of pushing cannabis law reform in this country. Unfortunately as a ‘one-issue party’ they … Continue reading

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politics.. mixed messages

I just watched a replay of this weeks ‘Back-Benches’ (NZ Pub Politics).. in light of the drug symposium in parliament, it was a main topic. There were a few questions asked of the ‘political panel’ one MP from each of: … Continue reading

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all quiet on the frontlines

I’ve been keeping an eye on recent drug policy & other issues in Aotearoa/NZ.. but it seems to have gone quiet (on the frontlines). The only thing I seem to hear about is: ‘Meth/P’ (P is short for pure methamphetamine) … Continue reading

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Report UNODC

I saw a brief news item.. the UN Office of Drugs & Crime, have released their annual report.. the report said, that about 255million people worldwide ‘use illegal drugs’ & only 1 in 6 get access to treatment ! I … Continue reading

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proznconz of status quo

It seems that NZers will have a ‘choice’ on 23/9/17.. that many are seeing as ‘coke v pepsi’ (2 biggest political parties).. but according to media, it will be ‘status quo’ (on drug laws) Vs ‘potential alternatives’. So I thought … Continue reading

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