Did you know that under the Ministry of Health Act 2013 that marijuana fits the description of a medicine? In the Act it reads in part that, “Medicine means any substance whether of animal, plant or synthetic origin which is used internally or externally for alleviating disease”.
Flowers, now, a little browner, litter the vinyl floor. They are remnants of just moments before, when joy and thankfulness greeted each other as families and friends, came through the airport arrival doors to the welcome arms of those who had been waiting so patiently to see them.
Life is like that; when we have a final destination in our minds and we set our course, only to find the wind we had hoped for has dissipated and we must now tack away … but the ultimate destination remains the same.
An open letter to MPs: The recent recommendation from the Select Committee to maintain criminalisation of homosexuality demands comment. As a Cook Islander and New Zealander I am greatly saddened by this decision.