Tag Archives: Politics

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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into BAT

I heard a radio current affairs program about; Big Tobacco in USA, under the ‘new administration’.. here in Aotearoa/NZ there is a ‘grey market’ forming after tax hikes to try & ‘reduce consumption’. This includes moves to plain packaging & … 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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call for change.. ignored by our Govt.

I just watched a TV interview (current affairs show) with a USA cannabis reform campaigner, from Washington state.. she was in Aotearoa/NZ this week, to attend/speak at a Drug Symposium, in the parliament. She outlined the issues around drug reforms … Continue reading

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dreams of ordinary men

When I think of the things I’d like to see on the drug reform issues front.. I keep hearing the old Kiwi song by Dragon.. ‘the Dreams of ordinary men’.. amen It seems that when many hear talk of this … Continue reading

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Masters of deception

I still remember first receiving the ‘#1 best selling Hemp book of all time !’ (ordered from a bookstore in Sydney).. Mr Herer’s book; reading his tale of ‘the Masters of Deception’ (my title); Anslinger, Mellon, Hearst, DuPont etc. Much … Continue reading

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Hemp houses

Just continuing my rant about Hemp; I saw a couple of TV docos.. where they built houses from ‘Hemp-Crete’ & hemp-fibre boards. The largest city in Aotearoa/NZ has (depending on who you believe) ‘a housing crisis‘.. can’t build them fast … Continue reading

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