Tag Archives: Politics

End our Drug War

Contrary to some of my previous posts.. it does seem that the Drug war in Aotearoa/NZ (esp. Cannabis) could finally be coming to an end. With recent issues around; medicinal cannabis (Green party bill) due for introduction/1st reading in parliament … Continue reading

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USA banks refuse ‘Uruguay drug money’

I watched a news item on Al Jazeera. It seems that USA banks are refusing to accept ‘drug money’ from legitimate Cannabis industry in Uruguay. Even though several countries have relaxed their drug laws, various levels of decrim. & regulation; … Continue reading

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Who is running black-market ?

It has often been rumored, that the global ‘illegal drug trade’ is really being run by those in ‘authority’: 1) connection between the Mafia & Vatican ? 2) here in Aotearoa/NZ, the outgoing Minister (resp. Drug policy) was saying ‘Synthetics … Continue reading

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State of the nation

I just thought I’d do a quick ‘State of the Nation’ update: 1) Hemp is legal under very strict licensed regulation, cultivated in ‘secret locations’ under the close eye of the constabulary; with concerns it will be sold as ‘marijuana’ … Continue reading

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more from frontlines

I heard a few recent items from the ‘Frontlines of the Drug WAR’: 1) in 2012 it was reported that NZ Police/customs seized about 30KGs of Meth/P; in 2016 it has jumped massively to over 900KGs according to TV news … 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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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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