"'Prohibition's failure is now widely understood and acknowledged among key stakeholders in the debate... the political benefits of pursuing prohibition are now waning and the political costs of its continuation are becoming unsustainable."
other highlights that have high relevence to the current New Zealand drug policy 'situation' / Blair
current policy is fuelling a crime epidemic.
drug prohibition has allowed organised crime to control the market and criminalised millions of users, putting a huge strain on the justice system.
half of all property crime is linked to fundraising to buy illegal drugs.
police claim that drug markets are the main driver of the UK's burgeoning gun culture.
Home Office survey, commissioned in 2000, which showed the social and economic costs ... were costs to the victims of drug-related crime.
the consultation process has been a sham designed to stifle debate on drugs policy