Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Fight proposed 'draconian' drug laws

Just how daft is the process of lawmaking of the Untied States of America...?

Here is the state of harm reduction thinking behind the Single Conventions on Narcotics.... and why such laws are in utter disrepute across the Tasman. (visavis: Corby sentenced linked to terrorism act on Indonesian Consulate)
  • Mandatory two-year prison term for anyone who knows someone who sells marijuana on college campus and fails to report it to police within 24 hours.
  • Mandatory five-year prison term for someone at a part who passes a joint to someone who has ever been in a drug treatment program.
  • Expands federal "three strikes" law to include new offences, including mandating life in prison with no possibility of parole for anyone convict a third time under the RAVE Act.
  • Providing a person with sterile syringes gets up to three years in prison, mandatory two years if the person is a minor.
  • Requires you to spy on family, friends and neighbors, reporting their drug possession and/or use: if you "witness" or "learn" that it took place, you must report it to the police within 24 hours and provide "full assistance" [including wearing a 'wire'] in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of the people involved. Penalty? Mandatory prison sentence of not less than two years, possibility of up to ten years.

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