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Family First: Allowing medicinal cannabis leads to decriminalisation

first_img3News 10 January 2016Family First fears a push to make medical cannabis more easily obtainable will lead to decriminalising marijuana in New Zealand.Former union boss Helen Kelly has written poignantly about the battle she and others face to obtain medical cannabis and is calling for a referendum on the issue at the next election.Family First says groups who want dope legalised are promoting medicinal marijuana, which manipulates society’s compassion for people with serious pain and health concerns.“But marijuana will then be diverted from medical programs to recreational purposes,” says Bob McCoskrie, the conservative lobby group’s national director.Ms Kelly was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2015 and stood down as the boss of the Council of Trade Unions in October.She has spoken openly about her cancer journey and has said she’s been breaking the law by taking cannabis oil to manage pain. She’s seeking government permission to use medical cannabis, but says the process is difficult.“I am taking nothing really that can stop this cancer killing me, and in not too long a timeframe to be brutally honest,” she says in a post on the left-wing blog The Standard.“It is my view that a good cannabis product will help me live the rest of my life in a better situation than I will without it. The fact I can’t do that shows the absurdity of the whole regime.”Family First is calling for the expansion of research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms.It wants an emergency or research program that allows seriously ill patients to obtain non-smoked components of marijuana before final Ministry of Health approval.The government should also instruct the Ministry of Health to update the prescribing guidelines for pharmaceutically based THC derivative medicines to include Sativex.The Australian federal government is planning a licensing scheme to allow cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/family-first-allowing-medicinal-cannabis-leads-to-decriminalisation-2016011007#axzz3wy6IWxgdFamily First in medical cannabis debateNZ City 10 January 2016Family First fears a push to make medical cannabis more easily obtainable will lead to decriminalising marijuana in New Zealand.Former union boss Helen Kelly has written poignantly about the battle she and others face to obtain medical cannabis and is calling for a referendum on the issue at the next election.Family First says groups who want dope legalised are promoting medicinal marijuana, which manipulates society’s compassion for people with serious pain and health concerns.“But marijuana will then be diverted from medical programs to recreational purposes,” says Bob McCoskrie, the conservative lobby group’s national director.Ms Kelly was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2015 and stood down as the boss of the Council of Trade Unions in October.She has spoken openly about her cancer journey and has said she’s been breaking the law by taking cannabis oil to manage pain. She’s seeking government permission to use medical cannabis, but says the process is difficult.“I am taking nothing really that can stop this cancer killing me, and in not too long a timeframe to be brutally honest,” she says in a post on the left-wing blog The Standard.“It is my view that a good cannabis product will help me live the rest of my life in a better situation than I will without it. The fact I can’t do that shows the absurdity of the whole regime.”Family First is calling for the expansion of research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms.It wants an emergency or research program that allows seriously ill patients to obtain non-smoked components of marijuana before final Ministry of Health approval.The government should also instruct the Ministry of Health to update the prescribing guidelines for pharmaceutically based THC derivative medicines to include Sativex.The Australian federal government is planning a licensing scheme to allow cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has said the government will not be swayed by “emotional nonsense” colouring calls for wider access to medicinal cannabis.He has said there had only ever been one application for a dispensation to use cannabis products not registered in New Zealand – for Nelson teenager Alex Renton – which he had approved.http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=219333&cat=986&fm=newsmain%2CnartsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 11, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, August 11, 2014:•2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•6:27 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 900 block S. C, Wellington.9:12 p.m. Ty M. Carlson, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving left of center.•11:04 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. A, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and fixed objects/street signs owned by the city of Wellington.•11:25 p.m. Officers investigated illegal registration, no insurance and no headlights in the 900 block of W. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:30 p.m. William B. Brown, 45, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with no insurance, illegal registration and no headlights.11:40 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. Plum, Wellingtonlast_img read more

McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum is celebrating its 13th anniversary with Black Friday sales through Nov. 30

first_imgby Pam Strader, Sumner Newscow — McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum is celebrating their 13th anniversary with big sales and savings. They have BLACK FRIDAY sales EVERY DAY through Monday, November 30, 2015. These sales include: •25% off ALL Husqvarna Viking Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery Machines (excludes Designer Epic or Premier Software) •25% off Viking Brand Notions, & Accessories. •New Sewing machines starting at $149 •New embroidery machines (with software!) starting at $1349 •New 16 inch quilting machines with stitch regulator starting at $5699 •Sale limited to stock on hand. Better hurry, don’t miss out! McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum opened their doors in 2002 at 314 S. Summit, Arkansas City, Kansas (Phone:  620-441-0939) and expanded the business to include 316 S. .Summit in 2014.  In February 2010, McDonalds  opened a second location at 609 N. Baltimore, Derby, Kansas (Phone: 316-789-8484).   In 2013, the Derby location expanded to include the space at 611 N. Baltimore. McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum is the premiere dealer for Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines. They also service and repair all makes and models of sewing machines, quilting machines, and embroidery machines.  Repair estimates are always FREE.   Trade-ins are accepted when you purchase a sewing, quilting or embroidery machine at McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum McDonalds offers new user classes at both locations for customers who purchase new sewing machines. They also host sewing events on a regular basis.  December 5th will be a “Lace Angel” sew along.  Customers can buy the kit and sew along with us in Arkansas City.  In January, there will be a quilting event with a Viking professional educator showing the Platinum 16 quilting machine. Follow the events and class schedules on their website www.mcdonaldsvacuums.com . With over 30 years experience,  McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum is factory authorized and trained to work on most brands of vacuums, including Dyson, Simplicity, Oreck, Electrolux, Hoover, Eureka, Dirt Devil, Rug Doctor, Royal and many more.   McDonald’s is the only authorized Dyson brand vacuum repair center in the area.  McDonald’s also offers free repair estimates on their vacuum servicing.  Belts, bags and replacements parts for your vacuum – you’ll find them at McDonald’s.    And don’t forget they take trade-ins on vacuums too!  Owner Patrick McDonald and his staff are not only knowledgable about sewing and vacuums but Mr. McDonald is also the proud owner of McDonald’s Used Books,and McDonald Computer Service, both located in downtown Arkansas City.  Make that short drive to Derby or Arkansas City to see all McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum has to offer.  You won’t be disappointed!  The friendly and experienced staff are waiting to assist you with a great deal on a new or used sewing machine and/or accessories or a new or used vacuum. And don’t forget they offer service and repairs on your current equipment.    Hours:   Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 / Saturdays 9:30-4:00 (Closed on Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.) Check out their Facebook Page here to keep up to date with specials and other announcements.Âlast_img read more