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A smart approach to the cannabis referendum, and medicinal cannabis

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

We need a well-funded public education campaign ahead of the cannabis referendum, and a model based on social equity, social retail enterprises and social clubs.

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Polls show how to win the cannabis referendum: social equity, social enterprise and social clubs

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

TVNZ’s Colmar Brunton poll had support for making cannabis legal at 39%, versus 52% for the status quo. It’s a drop from two years ago. A Newshub/Reid Research poll was also concerning, with 42% saying they would vote Yes, but 48% would vote No.

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Latest Cannabis Poll shows a debate slipping away and Hosking goes full Fox News on Chloe Swarbrick

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

If you pick a fight with a dirty fighter, you don’t turn up to box Queensberry Rules.

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Sure, Russell Brown & The Drug Foundation are excited, but should the rest of us be excited?

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

It isn’t binding in a move to drag stoners to the ballot boxes, it is a similar stunt to what Labour is proposing for social welfare, ‘vote for us and we might implement benefit increases and implement cannabis reform’.

Never mind the ongoing injustice.

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Yawn – Cannabis referendum is out and surprise surprise, it’s not binding

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Looking at the way this Government gave up on a  Capital Gains Tax, censored Māori voices in the mental health inquiry, denied Afghan witnesses to participate in our war crime whitewash and seemingly gave up on any meaningful welfare reform, my blackened jaded heart  sees this as another window dressing exercise to look like progress is being made when sweet bugger all is actually being progressed.

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BREAKING: New Zealanders to make the decision in cannabis referendum

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

HON ANDREW LITTLE Justice The Government has announced details of how New Zealanders will choose whether or not to legalise and regulate cannabis, said Justice Minister Andrew Little. The Coalition Government is committed to a health-based approach to drugs, to minimise harm and take control away from criminals. The referendum is a commitment in the […]

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Duncan Garner, Jake Tame and the latest ‘won’t someone think of the children’ reefer madness

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

On closer inspection, the research from the Journal of the American Medical Association doesn’t paint the bleak picture of doom that Duncan Garner seems to think it does…

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