Tag Archives: UNGASS 2016

No concensus

I read on another blog.. that the recent UNGASS on Drugs, has actually resolved that there is no longer any consensus on global legislation. ‘For over half a century there has been a global consensus that drugs should be eliminated … Continue reading

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Previous PMs question

I read allegations that a previous NZ Prime Minister (now at UN) asked the current Assoc. Minister (resp. Drug Policy), at the recent UNGASS: ‘what he was doing to progress the decriminalisation of cannabis ?’ Of course the question could … Continue reading

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NZ Minister on UNGASS

I just received a link to a post, of a speech by the NZ ‘Drug policy’ minister on UNGASS outcomes.. here are some of the ‘highlights’ (but, not the entire speech) : ‘…it is little surprise that more and more … Continue reading

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UNGASS outcome ?

During this so-called; ‘once-in-twenty-year event’ I looked & listened for some news about whether any substantive change would occur.. it’s now been 5 days since it finished & I’m still looking & listening… There were mixed signals in the lead-up: … Continue reading

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Minister labeled ‘Dishonest’

I read that a kiwi Medicinal cannabis user (Ms Helen Kelly) has labeled the Minister (resp. Drug policy) as ‘Dishonest’. She is dying of cancer & previously told a reporter on TV that she had been using ‘illegal cannabis oil’ … Continue reading

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More talk

I just watched a NZ current affairs program ‘Story’.. more talk about illegal DRUGS; they were comparing drug policy in a few countries: Singapore, Portugal & Aotearoa/NZ: 1) Singapore takes a totalitarian zero-tolerance approach, with the death penalty for drug … Continue reading

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UNGASS week

UN General Assembly, Special Session to review Int’l Drug policy begins tomorrow.. 19-21 April (UNGASS) in New York. Whilst the word from NZ politicians is a ‘very softly, softly’ approach (with likely little or no real change).. I read & … Continue reading

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