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

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Alcohol in the top five most harmful drugs / NewScientist

"The new league table puts alcohol in the top five most harmful drugs"

[Issue 2563 of New Scientist magazine, 07 August 2006, page 5]
The UK Science and Technology Select Committee commissioned an assessment of 20 legal and illegal stimulants to examine the actual social and physical harm they cause based on scientific evidence.

It reported in August. No one noticed! however,

......based on the track record to date, Kiwi's would in all probability get better outcomes if a range of prevelent 'deviant behavours' associated with Alcohol were displaced - and we adopted a harm reduction strategy that realistically enabled credible drug education, particularily amongst youth.

Blair Anderson
Director, Educators for Sensible Drug Policy

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