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Julie Anne Genter shines at Cannabis protest

By   /  April 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Julie Anne Genter shined at the Cannabis protest in Auckland over the weekend.

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NORML Awards recognise our highest achieving cannabis law reformers

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Much of the progress we have made over the last year can be traced back to what Rose Renton started. Rose’s son Alex Renton was the first New Zealander to use medicinal cannabis in a hospital setting. After Alex tragically passed away, Rose continued to campaign for safe legal access for all patients.

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Waitakere Licensing Trust could regulate cannabis like alcohol

By   /  September 8, 2016  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

New Zealand’s Liquor Licensing Trusts are a hangover from the days of prohibition and the temperance movement but provide a possible template for cannabis law reform. 

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Why saliva testing for road side impairment tests will be madness

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

No one wants people who are impaired to drive a car. That’s fine, that’s a public safety issue, no one would be crazy enough to want people who are dangerous on the roads being on the roads.

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Three and a half years jail for growing cannabis

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

While there is much to celebrate about those who manage to leave the country and fly back in with prescription cannabis, this loop hole is open to those who can afford it and it ignores the continued criminalisation of those involved in growing it and those who can’t travel.

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Radical Stoners attack NZ Police station and National Party MPs Office

By   /  August 20, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

The fury of cannabis smokers who continue to be hunted down by the NZ Police has finally erupted with a new radical pressure group attacking and graffiting Nikki Kaye’s Office and the Ponsonby Police Station.

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We don’t want to send the wrong message – John Key

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

what message was Parliament (ie; National) sending to our children in March 2009, when it abandoned the campaign to implement healthy food options in our schools?

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Kevin Hague + Greg O’Connor + Helen Kelly = Cannabis Legalisation

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The simple truth is that there is no political courage to force the current war on drugs back on cannabis.

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High Time: Why the Greens must rejoin the fight for cannabis law reform

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

in spite of the public’s readiness for radical reform, the leadership of the two big political parties have either refused to embrace the necessity for change (National) or taken refuge behind the poll results by issuing a cautious endorsement of medicinal cannabis use, while remaining opposed to any broader decriminalisation measures (Labour).

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Evidence that Key’s claim Police don’t harass Cannabis smokers is nonsense

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The great lie spun by most of our gutless politicians is that the Police don’t harass cannabis smokers, that they only focus on the dealers.

This is horse shit.

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Cough-cough – Impertinent question time – Does Key’s fear that decriminalising cannabis sending the wrong message to teenagers extend to his own children?

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

John Key is doing the rounds of media this morning stating that decriminalising cannabis would send the wrong message to teenagers.

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New Cannabis Poll in favour of decriminalising means nothing

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Another pointless poll by the Drug Foundation who have managed sweet bugger all in 20 years.

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Cannabis conversation at the Auckland Town Hall 7pm Monday June 27th

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  10 Comments

Cannabis is always in the news and it seems like we’ve been talking about cannabis law reform forever – to the point where the most interesting thing about cannabis is why the law wasn’t changed years ago.

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Cannabis Social Clubs in New Zealand: the best option for beyond prohibition?

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Public support for cannabis law reform is growing, and it seems inevitable that it will happen at some point. It’s no longer a question of should we change the law, what should we change it to and how soon?

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Peter Dunne’s pathetic cannabis reform

By   /  April 23, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

What’s the point in allowing the pharmaceutical industry create expensive cannabis synthetics when the natural product on its own can easily do what the expensive products can’t?

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The Trouble With Cannabis Is That It Can Induce Psychosis In Some People Who Haven’t Taken It

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

It is clear now that one of the arguments which will be deployed in the immediate future to oppose sensible reform of our cannabis laws, will be the Government’s previous insensible experimentation with synthetic highs.

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