Tag Archives: Police priority

discretion used

I have been reading a few news items, on ‘J-day’ in Aotearoa/NZ.. apparently Police ‘used discretion’ when reportedly, not arresting anyone at the 6 events advertised. It’s interesting to hear this, because in several recent medicinal use cases, people were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

what was ‘unintended’ ?

I hear that at the height, of the 1950-60s, when the ‘war on cannabis/drugs’ was really raging, there was discussion about ‘Unintended Consequences’ that seem to result from this hysterical/draconian endevour to wipe out the cannabis/MARIHUANA/marijuana plant. These included: 1) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drones join the War

I read that NZ Police have gone ‘high-tech’ & are employing aerial drones in the Drug war.. searching out cannabis plantations. Where once they worked with RNZAF helicopters, to search bushland from above, they are now using drones. I read … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to NZ

I read in the local newspaper (online) that three foreign tourists, were arrested with ‘cannabis for supply’. The report said the 3 tourists broke down with 2 flat tyres. When 2 police officers (passing by) stopped to ‘offer assistance’ they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

strange fruit

I think about possible models for law reform in New Zealand; 1) continue status quo indefinitely.. no change, no discussion, lots of arrests 2) allow only pharmaceutical preparations: extracts or synthetic, many hoops to jump through, not funded by Govt.. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment