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

Friday, November 16, 2007

Walters (and Anderton) Responsible For This Mess

Walters (and Anderton) Responsible For This Mess

In the item 'Early Marijuana Use A Warning Sign For Later Gang Involvement" John P Walters asserts by distorted interpretation of data he has insight into the final solution to 'crime and gangs' . His argument, and I paraphrase for simplicity, is 'it's marijuana stupid'. (see my comments on the recent call by MAXIM on Youth, Drugs and Crime  )

He fails to notice 'on evidence' this gang related mayhem is occurring on his watch. It is his and his fellow harm maximizers prohibitive 'set and setting' that incentivise the cultivation, distribution and early experiential use of cannabis within the dangerous context of criminality. It creates the very crime he and his set out to solve. Prohibition amplifies deviancy.

There is nothing of consequence inherent in the pharmacology of cannabinoids that is criminogenic. Walter's official sanction of the wasteful and misguided practice 'and targeting of youth' can only be described as an abrogation of duty of care thus malfeasance to continue this absurd public health practice. Walters testimony over the years in defence of the indefensible has heralded a litany of lies and fabrications purporting to be science. This 'obfuscatory practice' by design or stupidity is, on a world wide scale, a greater injustice than apartheid and Walters' its self anointed 5 Star General. The man deserves to be tried for culpable crimes against humanity as ignorance is no excuse.

Prohibition of cannabis has never been examined from"first do no harm' principles nor has the policy been subject to cost benefit analysis. If it were, we would not be having this conversation.

Cannabis law reform is the stuff of social capital.

(also see http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/youropinions.php?opinionid=18558 posted by Blair Anderson on 20 Jun 2007  )
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