Tag Archives: NZ Politics

Med bill passes another hurdle

I watched the ‘Committee stage’ in NZ parliament this morning; passage of the second final ‘hurdle’, for the Medicinal Cannabis bill. It passed all parts.. BUT no longer has the support of the main Opposition party, who did originally vote … Continue reading

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from local frontlines

I read a couple of local (Aotearoa/NZ) news items from the frontlines of the Drug WAR: 1) Growing operation uncovered, after man attempts to send Cannabis by courier ‘A Nelson man has been charged with possession and cultivation of cannabis … Continue reading

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more details on Med-use bill

Further to my last post.. I have read a few more press releases, with more details, proposed for the Med-use bill, currently proceeding through the NZ Parliament: ‘Health Minister (name removed) has proposed changes to the medicinal cannabis legislation that … Continue reading

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Med-Cannabis bill 2nd reading

I have just been watching the second reading speeches, of this new NZ Govts.’ Medicinal cannabis amendment bill.. YAHOO ! Even though there was talk, that the main opposition party had withdrawn their support, I see that they have voted … Continue reading

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Busted for importing SEEDS

I read that the Customs agency of Aotearoa/NZ, are increasingly intercepting Cannabis seeds, ordered from overseas (where the Drug is legal/regulated). There are two main contributing factors to my mind: 1) NZ Police have been working with NZ Airforce (Helicopters) … Continue reading

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Official responses

I have seen several interviews recently, with NZ MPs (Members of Parliament) & other folks in ‘authority’ who all seem to reply to ‘the big question’ about have you ever or more recently, used cannabis ? The vast majority, still … Continue reading

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Three referenda in one

I read that the NZ Justice Minister is considering, running 3 referenda issues in one: Cannabis reform, Euthanasia/assisted dying & Electoral (MMP system) reform. The previous Govt. ran a ‘Flag Referendum’ to gauge support for a change of NZ flag; … Continue reading

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