Tag Archives: Right-wing politics

Support from the Right

I read that the NZ ACT party (far-right) have also come out, in support of cannabis law reform. This now leaves just the National (centre-right) party, who lead the current Govt. as the only real block ! The report states: … Continue reading

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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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med-herb grown in NZ ?

I just watched a few news items, on recent Cannabis issues in Aotearoa/NZ : 1) a current Labour MP, is calling for consideration to be given, to growing medicinal-grade cannabis in NZ. The report said that NZ had rejected a … Continue reading

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political B-S

I keep hearing that cannabis law reform is ‘cross party’, meaning it is neither really aligned to; left or right. BUT looking at the current NZ parliament.. I notice that: 1) the right-wing party who lead the current Govt. inc. … Continue reading

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more stats & opinion

I read some further stats. on cannabis convictions, for possession/use only in Aotearoa/NZ (2015) : Total – 1,105 Here is a breakdown based on ‘ethnicity’: European 532 (48%), Maori (indigenous) 475 (43%), Pacific Islands 67 (6%), Other 26 (2%), ‘unknown’ … 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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what an insult to kiwis

I read that the NZ Prime minister has allegedly stated that many ‘foreign workers’ are being issues work visas, because.. many kiwis are not suitable, as a result of failing ‘workplace drug tests’. In recent years, many employers have jumped … Continue reading

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