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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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Police send message with ongoing cannabis hunt

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Next year New Zealand will vote to make cannabis legal. For a proper debate to be held it is important that those who most affected are not considered criminals and hunted with the full force of the state. Police should immediately call off their aerial snooping and spraying programme.

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Cannabis predictions and crystal ball gazing

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Last year was an absolute humdinger for cannabis, with legislative  changes for hemp foods and medicinal cannabis, confirmation the cannabis  referendum will be binding and held at the next election, and so much  activity it was hard to keep up. It seems the stars are aligned and,  although we must not become complacent, this is finally the moment when  cannabis law reform can actually happen in New Zealand. Here are my predictions for what will play out this year.

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Thank God Cannabis referendum will be binding

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Andrew Little is courageous in taking this issue out of the hands of politicians and give the power to the people. 

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Medicinal Cannabis Bill set to pass Parliament; patients celebrate ambivalently

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

“A lot of us also have mixed feelings at the moment. New Zealand is catching up with the rest of the world, but this new law has only delivered part of what we hoped for,”

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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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