Posts Tagged ‘Cannabis’

Medicinal cannabis products available without proof of safety Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Cannabis-based products will be allowed to bypass usual processes required for medicines in New Zealand and go directly onto the market without any proof of safety or effectiveness. This unprecedented proposal is contained in the government’s consultation document on giving greater access to medicinal cannabis. Read more  Related Posts:Trinity Congregational Church becomes…Legalising marijuana just asking Read more

Trinity Congregational Church becomes ‘cannabis HQ’ Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Michael Mayell has partnered with Abe Gray, the founder of New Zealand’s first cannabis museum, to create a cannabis institute in two heritage-listed buildings on Manchester St. The former Trinity Congregational church will be used for the museum during the day, an education space Mayell dubbed “cannabis university” in the evenings. Read more Related Posts:Legalising marijuana Read more

504% increase in Marijuana-related Colorado hospitalisations Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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The 5-year experiment that is Colorado’s pioneering legalization of recreational marijuana now has enough data for more than conjecture to debate its success. The state’s first dispensaries began legal recreational sales on January 1, 2014. In 2014, combined recreational and medical sales totaled $683.5 million, and are expected to top $1.5 billion in 2018. Over Read more

Free access to cannabis could impact vulnerable Kiwis Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Legalising cannabis won’t necessarily make more people use the drug but it will mean that those who already do, will do so more often – at the cost of their health. About 75 per cent of New Zealanders have used cannabis at least once by the age of 25, according to The Christchurch Health and Read more

Cannabis may be legalised but grass won’t make NZ greener Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Professor Doug Sellman is wrong to believe “the days of cannabis prohibition in New Zealand appear to be coming to an end.” New Zealanders need to be aware of a smokescreen around this issue according to Bob McCoskrie. Politicians need to reject knee-jerk law changes and understand the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and Read more

Cannabis ‘nuns’ of California and medical marijuana Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Sister Kate calls herself an “accidental nun.” At age 16, she tried marijuana for the first time inside a friend’s car during a cold Wisconsin winter. But that was when she was a “good mid-western Catholic girl,” and the drug did nothing for her. Years later, after her first marriage had come and gone, after she Read more

Large cocaine haul discovered in Vatican car Comments 0

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Vatican is red-faced after illegal drugs were found in a car bearing diplomatic plates associated with the Holy See. French authorities found 4kgs of cocaine and 200 grams of cannabis on board. The car belongs to retired Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia, 91, emeritus librarian at the Holy See, who retired in 2003 and Read more

NZ among highest cannabis users Comments 0

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

New Zealanders are among the highest users of cannabis in the world, and the debate over whether it should be legal continues. In 2008, about 14 per cent of New Zealanders had used cannabis, the Ministry of Health’s alcohol and drug use survey reports. According to the United Nation’s World Drug report, that puts us Read more

Consequences of Czech Republic’s drug liberalization Comments 0

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The Czech Republic’s 2010 decision to lower drug possession from a criminal to misdemeanor offense has turned the country into a mecca for drug users. The change has spawned a profitable sub-economy, but also come at a high social cost. The problem has its roots in a rectangular tent made of black plastic that looks Read more

Time to face uncomfortable truths about our offenders Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jail is for them, not us, is a white middle class understanding that’s well-illustrated by the case of Rick Bryant, the ageing rocker currently appealing against his jail sentence for drug dealing. I follow his case with interest. Nobody who was at university at the same time as Rick could forget him, in part because Read more