Posts by Ross Bell

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  • 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 • 127 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.

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  • 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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  • Hard News: Kia kaha, Helen Kelly,

    I like Helen's blog, and yours too Russell. It's worth noting that the legal barriers aren't solely because it's cannabis... the same barriers exist for any other unapproved medicines.

    We've done a brief Q&A to clarify some bits around medical cannabis.

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  • Speaker: Waitara and the perils of…,

    Posting this link without comment:
    http://www.trc.govt.nz/councillors-and-management/

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