Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to BenWilson,

    ETA: It’s quite likely, IMHO, that smoking it at all would end up being far less common, at which point the whole thing of drying it out would fall by the wayside. For pain it would probably be eaten, and for recreation, vaporized. Both are much healthier than inhaling hot smoke.

    I think so, especially as vaporisers get better and cheaper. I'm not sure about the way some jurisdictions aren't allowing concentrates for that reason.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    That Tom Scott is truly something special, and I love the played backing, ironically not a million miles away from what his Dad was doing circa 94.

    The (amazing) video for the track drops tomorrow – and I'm pretty sure that's his Dad in it.

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  • Hard News: A cannabis moment in the Parliament,

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  • Legal Beagle: The Contempt of Court Bill,

    Hi Paul. I normally don't mind people linking to their own sites, but that looks a bit wild and defamatory sorry.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Grant Smithies gave a big Thumbs up to Blair Parkes’ latest album on Nine to Noon this morning:

    That certainly was a warm recommendation!

    I see he's already turned up on this French compilation.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    so the reason I’ve posted the newly framed print above is because its availability was referenced here a year or so ago – thanks Russell

    Nice!

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…,

    Here's my hot take for The Spinoff yesterday afternoon on the difference between the government bill and Shane Reti's.

    I do think National's is the better bill, not least because it makes for more meaningful change sooner. On the other hand, parts of it – the fit-and-proper-person stuff – are really odious.

    Was National playing politics here? Yes, sure, to some extent – and the chance to own Labour was probably a key reason Reti and Chris Bishop got it through the National caucus. But I'd feel more strongly about that if the government members hadn't blithely ignored all the patient and advocate submissions. Here's the committee report – the only changes to the bill are minor technical amendments at the behest of Ministry of Health officials.

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  • Hard News: Miles on the Clock, in reply to Asinius,

    Looks like they’ve just provided a reply to the list of questions on Fyi.

    Indeed they have!

    And they've given him a flea in his ear.

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  • Hard News: Miles on the Clock, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    It’s an OIA request nothing about them happens “soon”

    It's due Monday week.

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  • Hard News: Miles on the Clock, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    but I suspect you’ll be hearing from the government departments soon (if indeed you had such correspondence)

    It would be along the lines of "dude, did we even talk to you?"

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