Tag Archives: Drug policy

BIGGEST hurdles

Looking at recent events, both globally & in Aotearoa/NZ, I’ve been thinking about, what the biggest hurdles to drug law reform are: 1) Police 2) Customs 3) Courts 4) Corrections 5) Politicians 6) Doctors & ‘experts’ 7) Drug testing industry … Continue reading

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another hurdle put back

I usually try to keep current with issues.. BUT I had to mention this from about a month ago.. I heard some time ago that the current Govt. minister, gave notice, that he had discussed the issue of ‘dealing with … Continue reading

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another report

I watched a current affairs program on TVNZ, this morning.. another report has come out, about the disproportionate arrest/incarceration rate of indigenous Maori. A maori lawyer & a maori opposition MP discussed the issues, followed by a ‘panel of experts’. … Continue reading

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Colorado conversations

I heard a discussion on the radio, covering issues around ‘Legal, regulated cannabis’ in Colorado & other USA states: 1) there are apparently more cannabis shops in Denver than a certain ‘global fast-food takeaway’ chain 2) it was mentioned that … Continue reading

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Question to Assoc. Minister

I watched NZ parliament Question-time today.. Q12) From a Green party MP to the Assoc. Minister of Health (resp. Drug Policy): ‘Will he recommend his Government change the law so that New Zealanders with terminal illnesses using medical cannabis are … Continue reading

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Status quo sez PM

In light of another poll (94% support med-use reforms).. the current PM has effectively said ‘Status quo ONLY’, BUT there is an election in Aotearoa/NZ scheduled 23/9/17. This could be an issue, to swing opinion ? I read these comments/statements … Continue reading

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busted

I saw on the TV news, that the NZ Police have announced a series of raids, this morning.. on ‘Synthetic Cannabis’ dealers. I actually welcome this news.. “Get rid of the shit !” There was a time recently, in Aotearoa/nz … Continue reading

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