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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 8, 2012
If your strategy to legalize the use of plant cannabis by all people for any reason is to preach “All use is medical/wellness”, cannabinoid pharmaceuticals is where you’ll end up. There exists a paradigm for the medical / wellness use of substances, and it lies in the realm of doctors and pharmacists and prescriptions and manufactured drugs. However, there also exists a paradigm for the recreational use of substances, and it lies in the realm of taverns and bartenders and DUI laws and ID checks and home brewing.
Posted in SCIENCE | Tagged All Use is Medical, Austria, belgium, Big Pharma, british, Canada, cannabidiol, CBD, Czech Republic, Denmark, Europe, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Marinol, medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, netherlands, New Zealand, pharmaceuticals, Poland, Portugal, Sativex, Spain, sweden, synthetic THC, The Netherlands, UK, Wellness | 23 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 23, 2012
Keith Stroup extended interview on the 40th Anniversary of the Shafer Commission Report; LEAP’s David Long, former organized crime investigator says “Legalize Drugs”; music by THE Dubber.
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Colorado, Colorado Springs, Connecticut, energy drinks, Groovin' Thursday, Keith Stroup, LEAP, marijuana business, New Zealand, New Zealand NORML, Shafer Commission | Leave a response
By Cannabis Karri on January 6, 2012
A study was published today by a British Medical Journal that looked at global trends of illegal drugs and the effect on the public health. The prestigious journal, The Lancet, had findings that point to Australia and the neighboring country of New Zealand as the countries that use more marijuana and amphetamines than the rest of the world per capita.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 30, 2010
NORML’s Top Ten Marijuana Events #10-#6; Top Three Rants #2 – Russ vs. Gil Kerlikowske and Bill Bennett; music by Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Arizona, Bill Bennett, California, california supreme court, cannabidiol, Compassionate Use Act, gil kerlikowske, Groovin' Thursday, John Doe Radio, multiple sclerosis, New Jersey, New York, New York City, New Zealand, NORML Women's Alliance, Proposition 203, Radical Rant, Sativex, Supreme Court, Times Square, United Kingdom, Women | Leave a response
By Cannabis Karri on November 18, 2010
Cannabis activist in New Zealand staged a protest in Wellington that ended when a group of protesters invaded the police station with a large cart full of burning marijuana. The group had been demonstrating on parliament grounds earlier last Thursday by smoking marijuana openly in front of police and security as part of an ongoing campaign of civil disobedience. The crowd began shouting and cheering when one of the organizers declared a war on the country’s drug laws
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 28, 2010
Dr. Mitch Earleywine answers live chat questions; new study shows ineffectiveness of workplace urine testing; music by Wild Life.
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Cannabis Science, Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Ganja Yard, hydroponic, Irie Wednesday, johnny reeferseed, New Zealand, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wild Life | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 9, 2010
The ten-year ban handed down to veteran rugby league player Vince Whare makes him another casualty of injustice in our 35 year-old war on drugs, said New Zealand NORML President Phil Saxby today.
“If sports bodies are concerned about their image, the focus should be on alcohol, not cannabis,” said Mr Saxby. “Half of all serious violent offences and one third of all offences in New Zealand are committed by offenders who have been drinking; while alcohol is associated with almost fifty percent of all reported incidents of sexual violence.”
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 18, 2010
Following the announcement from the Auckland cannabis connoisseur’s club calling themselves ‘The Daktory’ of plans to expand nationwide, Otago University NORML is proud to announce a new season for the protest action of cannabis consumption that takes place every Wednesday and Friday at 4:20pm on the Otago University Union Lawn.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 13, 2009
Just looking at some of the podcast statistics when I noticed this: It is no surprise that 80% of the downloads for the Daily Audio Stash podcast come from the US. What’s fascinating to me is that the 2nd place country isn’t Canada or Great Britain, but New Zealand! A full 8% of all Stash [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 13, 2009
(Wairarapa Times-Age) Marijuana activist Phil Saxby passed through Wairarapa yesterday on a tour to drum up support for reform advocacy group Norml New Zealand. Mr Saxby is president and spokesman of Norml – the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and he said Wairarapa has had a “strong branch here”. The push to [...]