Tag Archives: Misinformation

yet another committee

I hear that the Govt. are about to setup ANOTHER advisory committee, to look into the recent issues, around ‘Synthetic Cannabis’ in Aotearoa/NZ.. after several recent deaths were attributed to its use. I just cant believe this nonsense; many are … Continue reading

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Ignoring the realities

Whilst many OECD countries have recently started to address the issues around the Failed Drug war (esp. cannabis); here in Aotearoa/NZ these issues are being mostly ignored by ‘power brokers’.. this is very clear in issues around ‘synthetics’: 1) in … Continue reading

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what might change

I listen to attitudes & am surprised to hear, some seem to think, that cannabis law reform would effectively ‘legitimise drug prohibition’ (black-market) BUT in reality it would change quite a bit; Aotearoa/NZ seems almost afraid to openly discuss it.. … Continue reading

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another issue

I watched a media discussion program on Al-Jazeera TV recently, the topic was; Youth Suicide. New Zealand is at the top of a recent report. It was stated that this is due to the ‘societal attitude’ to this matter of … 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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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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Join the dots..

I wrote something along these lines before, but with the recent issues around possible drug reforms in Aotearoa/NZ, I thought I’d ‘rehash’; 1) The NZ MODA 1975 (Misuse of Drugs Act) has been often stated as; past its useby date … Continue reading

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