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    NZ’s Changing Attitude Toward Cannabis

    New Zealand started off accepting cannabis as a medicine. The below article from the Auckland Star in 1871 reveals that it was used at the time as an alternative to more powerful drugs like opium. ASTHMA. Auckland Star 6 May 1871

    WHY is My Poo Green?

    Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University It’s happened to many of us at some point in our lives: we finish our bowel movement, look down in the bowl and have a moment of panic when we see an unusual...

    Don’t be Angry About a Cartoon. Be Angry at This Guy

    While everyone in New Zealand is losing their mind over a drawing that refers to the measles epidemic very few are having a hard look at who actually bears some responsibility for the measles outbreak. The fact that the PM of Samoa Tuilaepa...

    Draft Bill will Ensure Informed Referendum Debate on Cannabis Control & Regulation

    Press Release: Green Party The Green Party welcome draft legislation for the cannabis referendum which will provide the information required for a constructive debate on a controlled, health-based approach to cannabis in New Zealand. "Aotearoa New Zealand should have evidence-based,...

    A Flawed Reefer-endum

    RADIXMcBlog The government has released its proposed law for legalising cannabis for recreational use (i.e. the right to get high) PROBLEMS: 1.It will be legal to grow cannabis for personal use. The problem with private homes being...

    Things That Make Me Go Hmm

    Patriotrealm  World’s first HIV positive sperm bank launched   Just when you thought crazy couldn’t get any crazier, they manage to outdo themselves. Sperm Positive is an awareness campaign in New Zealand that could...

    A Disorganised Government Dithering Over Vaping Legislation.

    Wendy Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Health announced on Wednesday evening that a bill to legislate behaviour around vaping would not be forthcoming before Christmas. In fact, she said, it will be within their first term, so it could be just before the election next year....

    Sorry, What Are These FGM Loopholes Again?

    It seems that there will be a new bill debated, possibly even before Christmas, that will see some changes to the law in relation to FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) proposed and argued. Cross party support has been gained for this issue with the...

    As NZ votes on Euthanasia Bill, Here is a Historical Perspective on a ‘Good Death’

    Catherine Abou-NemehVictoria University of Wellington Earlier this week New Zealand’s parliamentarians voted on the third reading of the End of Life Choice Bill. Much public discussion on the merits of euthanasia has centred around the role of the medical...