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GUEST BLOG: Jeanette Saxby – To the Editor of Stuff

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Bob, has visited Colorado once he states, well, I have been visiting Colorado since the 1980s and can state that the sky did not fall in. A short history lesson,  Mason Tvert successfully campaigned in Colorado for cannabis legalisation because it is less harm to public health than alcohol and won .

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Cannabis 2020 referendum due only to Government ignorance

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

We must remember based on the overseas experience, it is people power that has forced cannabis reform, not political leaders, so if we are serious about getting a legalised market in NZ and get the cops out of our lives, it will be people power here that forces the reform.

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Cannabis Referendum Conference lays foundation for Yes campaign

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Organised by the Cannabis Referendum Coalition (CRC), a campaign group made up of aligned reformist organisations and individuals, the #MakeItLegalconference brought together over 120 people from all walks of life in the rather salubrious surrounds of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

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We are now prosecuting a cannabis documentary maker with possession of a pipe & one plant – what the hell New Zealand?

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

We should not be arresting cannabis reform documentary makers, surely we are going backwards here? 

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We desperately need to get our MPs stoned

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

How the living Christ can these people be trusted to solve a major social issue like cannabis reform if they’ve never smoked it or it’s some dim memory from their distant past?

It’s like asking the Pope for sex advice!

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Canada legalizes cannabis – where is New Zealand?

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

I swear brothers and sisters, on the day prohibition is finally crushed and the cops and the spineless politicians defeated, we should gather around every major police station and spark up the minute after its legalised in memory of the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders these politicians and cops have damaged and burnt and broken because of their bullshit cannabis laws.

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Budget surplus means quicker access to medicinal cannabis

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

News that the Government’s books are better off, to the tune of several billion dollars, means access to medicinal cannabis can now be made quicker.

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Blending the bills – how NZ could get the world’s best medicinal cannabis law

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

This isn’t rocket science, and we don’t need to reinvent the wheel. To get a good medicinal cannabis law, we just need to focus on patients.   

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The Politics Of Cannabis Law Reform

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

Far from promoting the liberalisation of drug laws, Labour contributed significantly to the dramatic expansion of the state’s powers of intervention in the lives of those Kiwis deemed to have deviated from the “caring” agencies’ expectations.

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EXCLUSIVE: Teachers Council drags Cannabis Activist before kangaroo court

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

Cannabis Activist Jeanette Saxby is facing the exact persecution the gutless and spineless new Government promised wouldn’t happen.

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When three bills become one: why cross party support is needed for medicinal cannabis law reform

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

With three bills before Parliament this year, and patients continuing to suffer, it’s clear we need cross-party support for enduring sensible solutions.

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The Government’s medicinal cannabis bill is back before parliament, and we’re urging MPs to do what’s best for patients, not politics.

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

MPs need to work together now to fix the proposed legislation and give patients urgent protection. While they squabble patients are still getting busted, or dying without medicine.

The latest shenanigans over medicinal cannabis follow a Curia poll, released this week by the New Zealand Drug Foundation, which found increased support for all options, including 87 per cent support for allowing medicinal cannabis for chronic pain relief.

The message MPs should take from this poll is: Don’t panic, and do what is best for patients.

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GUEST BLOG: V Hoy – The Business in Politics

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: V Hoy – The Business in Politics

With NZ falling further and further behind in this booming new industry, its hoped so and soon.  But is it too little too late? The referendum for Cannabis is also due for 2019, so has the canna movement missed the boat to make a serious impact on the law decision?  And where are all the big investors who are willing to put the money in? Are the big corporations that influential?

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NORML’s unsubmissive submission on behalf of impatient patients

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Hearings on the Government’s medicinal cannabis law reform bill continue throughout April and May, with NORML New Zealand this week delivering an unsubmissive submission on behalf of impatient patients.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Busting the Cannabis ‘madness’ myth

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Busting the Cannabis ‘madness’ myth

The Green’s Bill was voted down but we should still use the opportunity to challenge the myths surrounding cannabis without the debate being dominated by the hysteria of the corporate media and the lobbyists for big pharma.

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The list of cowards who voted against Chloe’s medical cannabis bill

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

So what Parliament is saying is that it’s okay to kill yourself if you are in pain, but it’s not ok to smoke a joint if you are in pain – what sort of a Circus Freak show of a Democracy is this? The double standards are sickening and outrageous!

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