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

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Commentary on the 2008 drug strategy

Commentary on the 2008 drug strategy - Drugs: protecting families and communities

The current political climate on drugs is moralistic, at least partly because the Conservatives have adopted a stern stance in favour of abstinence and the reclassification of cannabis. This has conditioned the government's response in the new drug strategy to the extent of influencing its style. There are occasional whiffs of moral judgement, and the gestures to show that this government is tough on crime are given a more prominent position at the outset of the strategy than the proportion of resources allocated to them would warrant.

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that this was New Zealand. It was a UK drug policy review

Blair Anderson  ‹(•¿•)›

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