Tag Archives: prohibition

USA to revamp Drug WAR ?

I listened to a radio show this morning.. the new USA Attorney-General, has reportedly reaffirmed his (& his Govt. ?) support for the WAR on Drugs ! He talked about Nancy Reagan’s message (1980s) ‘Just say NO to Drugs’ & … Continue reading

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no news

I just saw a brief TV news report, about cannabis (in Aotearoa/NZ ?).. but it was really ‘NO news’, it stated: 1) it seems effective for chronic pain relief, esp. in the elderly 2) it relieves the symptoms of M-S … Continue reading

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Arrests decline ?

I read that NZ Police say they are moving their priority, for drug arrests; stating they are focusing on cultivation & supply, rather than just possession (spec. Cannabis). The report includes this comment from a senior Police spokesperson: “Alternative resolutions … Continue reading

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Strange dayz

I used to think that most people who used illegal drugs (esp. Cannabis) were of like mind, in support of law reform.. BUT over time I have come to the conclusion, this is untrue; if truth be known some/perhaps many, … Continue reading

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Cop says “YES” to law reform

I read a news item.. a NZ cop has said it is time for law reform. He reportedly made the following observations & comments (much to my surprise): ‘People using cannabis are “jovial” and punishing them won’t stop them using … Continue reading

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war on smoking ?

I watched the final reading of the ‘tobacco standard packaging’ bill yesterday on NZ parliament TV. This bill will now become law, once it ‘receives the Royal ascent’ (signed by Gov. general; Queen’s NZ Rep.) before end of 2016. This … Continue reading

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Alternatives

I just thought I’d speculate on the alternative views: Currently in Aotearoa/NZ, we still have an effective Zero-Tolerance approach to ‘Drugs’ (spec. Cannabis, but also Opiates, Stimulants & Hallucinogens etc. etc.). Whilst I do not support ‘anything goes’..as I think … Continue reading

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