Synthetic cannabis deaths: ‘We don’t know what’s in this stuff’

Synthetic cannabis deaths: 'We don't know what's in this stuff'

People are smoking synthetic cannabis made from “grass clippings and fly spray”, Police Minister Stuart Nash says. “People are dying, that’s a pretty big deal.” “The thing about synthetic is you just never know what’s in it. So it’s everything from people in their back sheds with grass clippings and fly spray rolling stuff up […]

Sky Views: The cannabis ban is having its last gasp

Sky Views: The cannabis ban is having its last gasp

Paul Kelso, health correspondent Peter Tosh never had any doubt about the medical value of marijuana. On Legalize It, the founder member of The Wailers listed the therapeutic benefits, as he saw them. “It’s good for the fluGood for asthmaGood for tuberculosisEven numara thrombosis.” Tosh’s medical credentials were less convincing than his musical pedigree, and […]

‘Let’s not have a Remuera answer for the backstreet of Ōtara’

Synthetic cannabis death prompts calls for medical attention

A cross-party solution is needed to stem the synthetic cannabis crisis, acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says. Mr Peters said governments had tried and failed to address the issues around the drug and political wrangling needed to put aside. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly Winston Peters has told the ministers of health, justice, police and […]

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices – 48 hills

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown's voices - 48 hills

We write in response to the Tom Ammiano and Jesse Stout’s editorial, “Yes we cannabis – even in Chinatown” which makes a number of uninformed and misleading claims in opposition to Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s proposal to ban on cannabis retail sales in the heart of Chinatown. Ammiano and Stout begin by claiming that supporters of […]

Medicinal cannabis may be only hope for three-year-old Haven Holley

Medicinal cannabis may be only hope for three-year-old Haven Holley

KATRINA TANIRAU Last updated 12:29, July 31 2018 TOM LEE/STUFF Haven Holley, 3, was diagnosed with of Doose syndrome in January. At the tender age of three-and-a-half years old, Haven Holley has suffered from over 10,000 epileptic seizures. Deep in her heart, Haven’s mum Brenda Jones fears that time is running out for her precious little girl – […]

Fly spray and grass clippings

Fly spray and grass clippings

People are smoking synthetic cannabis made from “grass clippings and fly spray”, Police Minister Stuart Nash says. “People are dying, that’s a pretty big deal.” “The thing about synthetic is you just never know what’s in it. So it’s everything from people in their back sheds with grass clippings and fly spray rolling stuff up […]

1st cannabis store applications in Calgary to be approved by Aug. 10

City relaxes proposed cannabis zoning bylaw

As of Monday, the City of Calgary started going through cannabis store applications with a fine-toothed comb. So far the city has received 261 applications from those interested in setting up shop once recreational marijuana is legalized in October. READ MORE: City of Calgary receives hundreds of applications from people wanting to open cannabis retail […]

The Biggest Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas

The Biggest Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas

Planet 13 isn’t on the outer edges of the solar system. It’s in Las Vegas. And it’s so close to the Strip, it’s almost next door to the Trump International Hotel—separated only by the Deja Vu Showgirls strip club and the Erotic Heritage Museum, home to the “world’s largest sex bike.” Throw in the Hangover […]