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

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

David Lange, Mo Mowlam, Peace heroes remembered

'Treat it [cannabis] the same as you do other substances which produce euphoric effects, and license and tax it' - David Lange, 1993 Norml News


As NZ mourns popular former PM and occasional advocate of legal regulation, David Lange, cannabis law reformers wish to pay tribute as well to a perhaps more prominent legaliser who also passed away last week: - the former British MP and Secretary for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam.

Apart from being instrumental in brokering peace in Northern Ireland, it was Mowlam who linked the War on Drugs to the rise and empowerment of global terrorism."
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  • At 10:41 pm, August 23, 2005, Blogger Blair J Anderson said…

    the following paragraphs were 'toned down' for the actual release as linked above - Kevin:

    Clark and Labour appear to thrive on injustice,underpinning their outgoing parliamentary term with their unscrupulous coalition agreement with United Future, not to alter the criminal status of cannabis users.

    Moreover Labour have sustained and enlarged an already massive prohibition workforce (police, prisons, social
    workers, health-grifters, drug-preventionists) surrounding the wholesale criminalisation of Nzers. An estimated half million kiwis are regular cannabis
    users and over half the surveyed population have tried cannabis.
    sig. Kevin O'Connell, president ALCP


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