Posts by Ross Bell

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  • Hard News: The place where things happen…,

    I'm now claiming that this was the best thing to come out of last week's UN drug summit:

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 129 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: BRB, at UNGASS,

    You can imagine the diplomatic wrangling that led to that decision. Certain people fear countries showing up at NY and trying to renegotiate the weak outcomes document. Remembering that this was drafted in Vienna where most countries don't have missions.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 129 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: BRB, at UNGASS,

    Here's an interesting/cynical piece of news: the new agenda for UNGASS has member states approving the "Outcomes Document" (ie the usual 'declaration' one gets at these hui) on the morning of day 1!! They're approving the minutes at the start of the meeting rather the end. Go figure.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 129 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: BRB, at UNGASS,

    Shit! Is UNGASS next week?

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  • Hard News: Approved by lunchtime,

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  • Hard News: UNGASS and the "Drug Free…, in reply to nzlemming,

    Check out that good looking and wise guy at 2.19 and again at 7.13 :)

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  • Hard News: Helen Kelly's letter, in reply to linger,

    Yep.

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  • Hard News: Helen Kelly's letter,

    There's a conundrum here right: we want our drug policy decisions to be made on good evidence (vs ideology); Minister Dunne is trying to do that (the medical cannabis science is still very contested), and we get grumpy at him for it.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 129 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Helen Kelly's letter, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    He’s pondered aloud numerous times that he supports using the PSA to regulate cannabis. Most recently in a twitter exchange this past weekend. Am trying to upload a screenshot of that chatter (ah, it worked).

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  • Hard News: Helen Kelly's letter,

    An aside: wondering if anyone has noticed that Peter Dunne (minister of the Crown, associate health minister with responsibilities for drug policy and all that) has publicly backed regulated sales of cannabis? No other party, including Labour or the Greens (the later now only support a review of our drug law), has gone that far. Why this isn't bigger news surprises me greatly.

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