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New Zealand: No More Vaping at Workplaces Effective Yesterday – Vaping Post

The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) explained that basically vapers should ensure to not vape in spaces where they normally couldn’t smoke. “We encourage New Zealand’s 200,000 vapers to think a little more before they vape. The general rule is if you wouldn’t smoke there, you shouldn’t vape there. The likes of shopping malls, and around schools and childcare centres are a no no. At the same time, many councils have made their outdoor city centre areas and council parks vape-free as well,” said AVCA co-director Nancy Loucas. An article on Scoop explained that vape-free areas include transport means, such […]

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New Zealand's rejection of legalising cannabis is a triumph for fear-mongering | Fiona Hutton

As other countries make leaps and bounds in drug law reform, Aotearoa seems bound to the tired and worn path of prohibition Sadly New Zealand has voted no to legalising cannabis, but it was close: 48.4% voted in support of the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill and 50.7% voted against. As someone who campaigned hard for a yes vote, for much needed reform of our drug laws, I am reduced to tears. I have been receiving heartbreaking emails from people thanking me for my work to try and get the evidence out there, to try and stem the tide of […]

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New Zealand: The Financial Barriers to Medicinal Cannabis – Vaping Post

“At this time, there are still access issues surrounding medicinal cannabis, with cost being one of the greatest barriers. So, a lot of patients were hoping the referendum would pass and provide affordable access to cannabis products for wellness purposes.” The 2020 New Zealand cannabis referendum was a non-binding referendum held on the 17th of October 2020, in the form of a vote in favour or against the “Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill”. If the bill had passed, cannabis would have been legalized for personal use, however, while the official results are to be released today on November 6th, preliminary results released on […]

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New Zealand narrowly votes no to legalising cannabis in referendum

New Zealanders have voted not to legalise cannabis in a referendum that painted a portrait of a country starkly divided over drug policy. The yes vote for legalising cannabis finished with 48.4% of the vote, trailing the no vote on 50.7% – or just 67,662 votes out of 2.9m. In the lead-up to the October election polls showed a country divided, with support for legalising cannabis ranging between 30-50%. In the non-binding referendum, voters were asked to decide whether they wanted to pass a bill that would legalise cannabis and regulate how it is used and sold. This would have […]

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New Zealand's Medicinal Cannabis Conference: MedCan Summit 2020 – Vaping Post

New Zealand’s Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is operating via GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards, which will ensure the quality and consistency of cannabinoid-based medicines. The final details pertaining to the local Medicinal Cannabis Scheme were announced late last year, and since then Kiwi officials have strived to ensure that research and development licence-holders have been well equipped to take the next steps. These included applying for the likes of commercial cultivation and manufacturing licences, so that local companies are able to start production. Finally launched on April 1st, the scheme is believed to have a significant impact on many patients who […]

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New Zealand’s Cannabis Legalization Ballot Fails

New Zealanders took to the polls on Oct. 17. In addition to voting in their general election, Kiwis voted on two historic referendums to legalize recreational marijuana and another to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients. Although almost half a million votes have yet to be counted, the preliminary results indicate that New Zealand’s cannabis legalization initiative was unsuccessful. The Oct. 17 election results show that 53 percent of New Zealanders voted against legalization and 46 percent in favor. However, New Zealanders voted overwhelmingly in favor of euthanasia, with 65 percent in support. NPR’s Julie McCarthy eloquently summarized the results: “New Zealand […]

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Chris Trotter argues the cannabis 'Yes' Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical 'anti-pleasure principle' remains in the New Zealand character – Interest.co.nz

Chris Trotter argues the cannabis ‘Yes’ Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical ‘anti-pleasure principle’ remains in the New Zealand character | interest.co.nz ShareThis post was originally published on this site

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No, Everyone Doesn't Love Weed – Germany and New Zealand Vote NO on Recreational Cannabis Measures

Dose the cannabis wave show signs of crumbling worldwide? Living in a cannabis bubble, or working in the marijuana industry, we tend to see stories and memes that confirm our point view on the plant.  The plant is wonderful, the plant can heal, the cannabis plant should be legalized around the world, THC should be removed from the Controlled Substance Act, and everyone in the world wants to see cannabis legalized, so what is the problem? Germany and New Zealand just said, “hold my beer”. In what caught the cannabis world by surprise, both Germany and New Zealand voted no […]

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New Zealand voters reject legalizing marijuana, early results indicate

According to the results released so far of the cannabis legalization referendum in New Zealand, the country’s voters have rejected the proposal to join Canada and Uruguay in allowing recreational weed. New Zealand’s Electoral Commission announced on Friday that 53.1% of the electorate (or 1,281,818 people) has voted against marijuana legalization, while 46% (or 1,114,485 voters) voted in favor of the measure. The final results are to be published on Friday, November 6.  Until then, an estimated 480,000 special votes need to be tallied, which account for overseas voters, voters in prison and students currently away from their registered places […]

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