What the Trial of the Daktory Three Could Mean For New Zealand

This week, the Daktory Three of Dakta, Gizi and Blaze go on trial for charges relating to the operation of the cannabis club The Daktory. There is potential for the case to be a flashpoint in the story of cannabis law reform in New Zealand, especially if the verdict is an enlightened one.

How to Stamp Out Abrahamism

Organised religion, particularly in the form of the Abrahamic religions, is one of the greatest evils the world has known. Although free-thinking resistance to Abrahamism has achieved many great victories for freedom and for humanity, this peculiar Middle-Eastern thought virus continues to infect billions around the world. This article examines some methods of eradicating the virus.

Elections Are About Who Gets to Fuck Who in the Arse

Elections are not about democracy or giving the people a chance to express their voice. It is about who wins the right to foist the political class, with its monopoly on legal violence, onto their enemies to weaken and destroy them.

Is Europe or North America Better for Cannabis?

With the cannabis laws around the world in a state of flux, one question begs to be asked: Where is the best place in the world for humane cannabis laws? Leaving aside outliers such as North Korea and Uruguay, it appears that until recently, Europe had the clear advantage. With recent referendum changes in the USA, however, the answer is no longer as straightforward.

How the War on Drugs is Literally Killing People

The term "War on Drugs" isn't a hyperbolic metaphor. Like regular wars, there are physical casualties caused by a violence that is a natural consequence of warfare. The New Zealand Police recently revealed that a man murdered in his West Auckland home was killed by thieves there to rob him of a cannabis crop.

Could Cannabis Law Reform in California be the Tipping Point for the World?

With the news that the Californian Attorney General Kamala Harris believes cannabis legalisation in her state to be "inevitable", another domino looks set to fall in the battle against cannabis prohibition.

Will New Zealand Follow America's Seachange in Cannabis Opinion?

Whether we like it or not, America is more up with the play than New Zealand is. And the home of cannabis prohibition is ironically becoming the home of cannabis law reform, with five states and territories now having legalised the plant by way of citizens' referendums.

Potential Cannabis Referendum Questions for New Zealand

If New Zealand is to join the wave of cannabis referendums washing over the United States, it will be necessary to first formulate a question to be put to the New Zealand public. For a citizens' initiated referendum to be launched, a petition has to be put to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, who decides on the question to be asked to the voters.

Is a Cannabis Referendum Feasible in New Zealand?

The blueprint for cannabis legalisation becomes clearer with every passing season. Absent a desire from the people's elected representatives to bring in some kind of law reform, it is still feasible for the people to enact their will by enshrining it in a citizens' initiated referendum. This was how Colorado and Washington got legal cannabis and it's the method that Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. also used to get it.

What the Oregon and Alaska Cannabis Referendum Results Mean for New Zealand

This week, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. all passed referendums that will allow for the sale of recreational cannabis in these territories. The measures, all modelled closely on what already exists in Colorado, reflect a continuation of the stunning series of victories won by cannabis law reformers across the world in the past few years.


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