Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Pot Pipe Law Change Today

A law change banning the sale of cannabis pipes and bongs comes into force today, despite the Health Minister’s earlier opposition to the scheme.

The new legislation makes all cannabis related paraphernalia illegal and introduces penalties of fines of up to a $1000.00 for shops selling the items.

Health Minister Annette King says the Government has no plans to repeal the law change, even though she opposed the proposed legislation while in opposition. Ms. King says the issue will be revisited later this year as part of a Select Committee review into the existing cannabis legislation.

Meanwhile, one of the owners of a shop who sold the bongs, says the law is badly written and won’t end up stopping the sale of the items, which can be passed off as other goods.

Sales have been swift for the glass pipes, “stash tins” and water-bongs with many shops heavily discounting their stock in anticipation of the law change.s

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>


Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>