ZB cannabis referendum debate: Should we legalise recreational cannabis use?

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 16 September 2020Family First Comment: Superb work by spokesperson Aaron Ironside. (We almost felt sorry for the other side )“Say Nope To Dope spokesman Aaron Ironside said youth use would rise simply because “it will be everywhere”. He added that it would also be advertised on social media, even though the proposed law explicitly bans advertising. “The social media world is more agile than we are anticipating. SnapChat images appear and disappear – this is an impossible thing to police.” Police Association president Chris Cahill said it was “nearly impossible” to get thrown in jail for use/possession of cannabis. He said most cops were against legalisation because of the harm they’ve seen, especially in rural, deprived communities.”Exactly!Whether young people would use more cannabis was a hot topic during a debate tonight on the October 17 referendum to make recreational cannabis legal.Police Association president Chris Cahill said that education was key to turn young people off cannabis, and it had previously worked to make methamphetamine a “dirty drug” before Government money dried up during the GFC and “we lost a generation”.Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell said a key part of the controls that legalisation would bring were the hundreds of millions of dollars to be used for education and health services.But Say Nope To Dope spokesman Aaron Ironside said youth use would rise simply because “it will be everywhere”.He added that it would also be advertised on social media, even though the proposed law explicitly bans advertising.“The social media world is more agile than we are anticipating. SnapChat images appear and disappear – this is an impossible thing to police.”Cahill, Bell, Ironside and Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince debated the merits and demerits of legalisation tonight in a Herald-ZB debate hosted by Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan.Ironside said a legal market that made it harder for young people to get weed would lead to gangs competing for the youth market.That would see prices drop, and youth use would rise, he said.WATCH & READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/vote-2020/vote-2020-nzme-cannabis-referendum-debate/Watch: Should NZ legalise cannabis for personal use?Election 2020: The pros and cons of legal cannabis to be debatedNZ Herald 16 September 2020The arguments for and against legalising cannabis for personal use are at the centre of tonight’s debate about next month’s referendum.Hosted by Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan, the debate features Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell, Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince – who is a member of the expert panel of the PM’s chief science adviser’s expert panel on cannabis, Police Association president Chris Cahill, and Say Nope to Dope spokesman Aaron Ironside.Cahill said police will follow whatever the public decide, but he warned that without the right price or the right THC (the psychoactive ingredient) level, users would simply stick to the black market.Ironside argued that youth use would increase under legalisation simply because “it will be everywhere”, but Bell and Cahill both cited Canada, where youth use fell – official statistics which Ironside challenged.WATCH & READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12365173last_img read more

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Mrs. Evelina Mae “Evie” (Sebree) Rassman

first_imgInterment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Christian Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mrs. Evelina Mae “Evie” (Sebree) Rassman, age 68, of Rexville, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on June 2, 1948, in Milan, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana, where she attended the Vevay High School. Evie was united in marriage on December 1, 1986 in Warsaw, Kentucky to Donald Rassman. Evie and Donald shared nearly 30 years of marriage together until her death. Evie was employed as a heat sealer for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana for 12 years. She was a former waitress and bartender for the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and for Randy’s Tavern in Vevay, Indiana. She was a member of the Shelby Christian Church in Ripley County, Indiana. Evie enjoyed collecting everything from ink pens to porcelain dolls and Avon, which her family so dearly loved dusting for her! Evie also enjoyed writing, bowling and playing softball, but most of all, spending time with her family. For the past several years Evie’s health declined and Donald faithfully catered to Evie’s every need. Evie will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Evie passed away at 3:30 am, Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Evie will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 30 years: Donald Rassman of Rexville, IN; her daughter: Lisa Lynn Burk and her husband: Brad of Vevay, IN; her sons: Keith Minch and his wife: Siobhan of Indianapolis, IN and Terry Minch of Vevay, IN; her step-sons: Donald Allen Rassman, Jr. and his wife: Tonya, Norman Rassman and Joey Rassman all of Carrollton, KY; her grandchildren: Bradlee, Braden, Ciaran, Aidan, Malread, Eamonn, Shauna, Kendra, Heather, Zack, Austin and Kayla; her 8-great-grandchildren; her brothers: Curtis Sebree and his wife: Mary of Rexville, IN, Earl “Doc” Sebree and his wife: Freda of Rexville, IN and Junior Sebree and his wife: Barb of Kearney, NE; her sisters-in-law: Patty Baatz-Sebree of Hanover, IN, Jean Sebree of Jacksonville, FL and Doris Sebree of Vevay, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree; her brothers: Charles, Bobby, James, Albert “Abe”, Jack, Frank and Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree; her sisters: Bertha Carter, Carolyn Sebree, Ressie Virginia Sebree and Betty Lou Wood.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 20, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Tim Heim and Bro. Seth Adamson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.last_img read more

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North Peace Family Super Park fills needed board position vacancies

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Family Super Park non-profit organisation says that it has filled the vacant positions on its board in order to continue to work towards building an indoor play area in Fort St. John.Founder and board chair Jaandi Roemer says that after word spread that the board needed to fill the vacant Treasurer and Executive Director positions, the non-profit was able to not get those positions, but have expanded their board to a total of 16 members. The group was in danger of having to close if they weren’t able to fill the vacancies prior to reporting their membership to the government ahead of their September 12th deadline. That would have meant that the group would have had to donate all monies raised to another charitable organisation of their choosing.Roemer says that the group got non-profit certification three years ago. Since then, the board has raised nearly $43,000 towards the construction of an indoor playground in Fort St. John. According to Roemer, the closest indoor playgrounds to the Energetic City are located in Grande Prairie, Tumbler Ridge, and Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -The group has a budget of $375,000 for the construction of an indoor playground that would that would cater to all ages, adults included. The group has also spent a great deal of time insuring that the planned playground would also cater to those with physical and developmental disabilities.last_img read more

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