Posts by Ross Bell

  • Hard News: Behind Baltimore,

    We interviewed "the real Omar" a while back. In his words “Until we come together as a people and say enough is enough, everything that’s happening is going to continue.”

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What would a harm reduction…,

    In this paper, the author, Toby Seddon, argues we should embrace those online markets and include them as part of a overall new way of agile regulations (I paraphrase).

    I think these sites are really quite useful ( as you've written about recently too, Russell), and should be seen as critical to innovative harm reduction.

    [By the way, I can flick people a copy of Seddon's full paper, or check out his blog here: https://tobyseddon.wordpress.com/]

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A conversation from belief,

    Thanks for the post Frank.

    A quick question: why is your board all blokes?

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  • Hard News: Talking to the United Nations…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Plus there's been a ridiculous Catch 22 with med cannabis: we don't have evidence about possible effectiveness because research funding has been withheld (US have only recently overturned its ban on federal money for med pot research). It's telling that many more pharmaceutical companies are moving into medical cannabis research... that should tell the minister something.

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  • Hard News: Talking to the United Nations…,

    Wow, just wow. Peter Dunne has just released the speech he'll soon give at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in a couple of hours. Brilliant stuff (except the medical cannabis stuff - some work still to be done).

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00099/58th-session-un-comm-on-narcotic-drugs-vienna-austria.htm

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  • Hard News: We're in this together, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    Pomo is *so* 1991.

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  • Hard News: We're in this together,

    Oh, thanks for the shout out Russell. Very kind words. We love your work too, so do our readers - we had an MP into the office this morning who said he was all up-to-speed on the status of the legal high law thanks to your recent piece.

    p.s. I heard your very first @95bFM Hardnews on Graeme's show as an Akl uni first year in '91, and have been a #fanboy ever since.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Chris, I've not heard the term "synnies", but agree with Andre:
    - synthetics
    - synthetic high
    - synthetic cannabis
    - legal highs (an early 2000s term making a come back)

    And also "beagle".

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  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy,

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  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy,

    Damn you, Brown!

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