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

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Pinnacle of Cruelty

The school zone thing, is minorities and thus inequitable. It falls under breach of Ottawa Charter standards and conventions.  New Zealander's tend to think this shite only occurs in Good O'l, US of, A...

The drug war reached the pinnacle of cruelty when Mitchell Lawrence, an 18-year-old Berkshire County teen, was sentenced to two years in jail for the sale of one joint worth of marijuana -- about a teaspoon.

Lawrence was found guilty of distribution of marijuana, committing a drug violation within a drug-free school zone, and possession after he sold a 1.12 gram bag of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $20.

While this outrageous case happened in a sleepy burg in Massachusetts, the case of Mitchell Lawrence is one of countless tales of drug war madness that takes place on America's streets daily.  (see two years, one joint)

Consider, where the rules are the same, the shite's the same.  We jailed amputee, Neville Yates for 18 months... and he didn't even sell his pot, it was for his medicine. He was narc'ed. The Police 'paid' the informer.

[I particularly find law professor Duke's quote in my sig. relevant to policy development in Healthy Christchurch ]

We should not have a need for 'school zones'... artificial red lines are a drug policy anathema in a homogenous society.

-- Blair Anderson Christchurch,
New Zealand 8006
ph (++643) 389 4065 cell/TXT 027 2657219 car-phone 025 2105080

"We can have our drug war or we can have healthy cities; we cannot have both."
Professor Steven B. Duke, Law of Science and Technology, Yale Law School
[ The War on Drugs is Lost, National Review, July 1st, 1996 ]
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