‘Tony Robinson for mayor’? No

LETTER

On Tuesday I was in the Pak’nSave carpark talking to a local resident about an issue that affected her and her community when a chap rode past on a motor scooter and called out “Tony for mayor”.

Whilst I continue to receive significant support to run for the mayoralty, I can categorically confirm that I will not be.

However, I will be seeking election as a councillor and representative on the Tairawhiti District Health Board.

Two people have announced their candidacy for the mayoralty. Possibly more will although I do not expect any other sitting councillor to.

I hope that a new mayor will signal an era of improved transparency, accountability and regional leadership.

Since returning to Gisborne I have been working for the Hikurangi Cannabis Company. It is an exciting and challenging role in a developing and dynamic industry.

The therapeutic qualities of medicinal cannabis offer significant potential for patients and consumers of wellness products in New Zealand and overseas. Cannabis has more than 100 identified cannabinoid compounds including CBD, terpenes and THC.

Cannabis is internationally recognised as having potential therapeutic use in neurological diseases: multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, with preliminary evidence that cannabis may have beneficial effects on Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Tourette syndrome; the treatment of side effects during chemotherapy for cancer (especially for nausea and vomiting) and those associated with HIV/AIDS; ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease; a reduction in the use of conventional opioid pain medication; drug dependence and mental health problems, with preliminary evidence on the use of cannabis as substitution therapy for opioids, stimulants (particularly cocaine) and alcohol; as well as to address anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and sleeping disorders.

We all know that methamphetamine is ravaging our community. I am aware of families who have successfully used cannabis extract in P rehabilitation for family members.

I am very excited that we may have a potential medicinal product being grown and processed locally. I am keen to bring this knowledge and experience to the health board when advocating for a drug rehabilitation centre in Tairawhiti.

Tony ROBINSON

On Tuesday I was in the Pak’nSave carpark talking to a local resident about an issue that affected her and her community when a chap rode past on a motor scooter and called out “Tony for mayor”.

Whilst I continue to receive significant support to run for the mayoralty, I can categorically confirm that I will not be.

However, I will be seeking election as a councillor and representative on the Tairawhiti District Health Board.

Two people have announced their candidacy for the mayoralty. Possibly more will although I do not expect any other sitting councillor to.

I hope that a new mayor will signal an era of improved transparency, accountability and regional leadership.

Since returning to Gisborne I have been working for the Hikurangi Cannabis Company. It is an exciting and challenging role in a developing and dynamic industry.

The therapeutic qualities of medicinal cannabis offer significant potential for patients and consumers of wellness products in New Zealand and overseas. Cannabis has more than 100 identified cannabinoid compounds including CBD, terpenes and THC.

Cannabis is internationally recognised as having potential therapeutic use in neurological diseases: multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, with preliminary evidence that cannabis may have beneficial effects on Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Tourette syndrome; the treatment of side effects during chemotherapy for cancer (especially for nausea and vomiting) and those associated with HIV/AIDS; ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease; a reduction in the use of conventional opioid pain medication; drug dependence and mental health problems, with preliminary evidence on the use of cannabis as substitution therapy for opioids, stimulants (particularly cocaine) and alcohol; as well as to address anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and sleeping disorders.

We all know that methamphetamine is ravaging our community. I am aware of families who have successfully used cannabis extract in P rehabilitation for family members.

I am very excited that we may have a potential medicinal product being grown and processed locally. I am keen to bring this knowledge and experience to the health board when advocating for a drug rehabilitation centre in Tairawhiti.

Tony ROBINSON

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Charmaine Fouhy - 15 days ago
Kia kaha Hikurangi Cannabis Company, your mahi is not only enriching our future health and well being but also dispelling the myths and stigma associated with "cannabis use"!

Peter Jones - 14 days ago
Don't tell me the lure of a corporate cannabis monopoly has been too much for the both of them, lol. Legal Drug lords. I wonder if they are lining up GMO strains?