Class D, Legal Regulation reduces Meth: New Statesman.
In 1999, the New Zealand government was facing a rising crystal meth problem and took the unusual step of creating a new class for "harm reduction" drugs, Class D, allowing licensed companies to make and sell piperazine-based highs. So far, five million BZP pills have been sold in New Zealand and Bowden's Stargate business has the lion's share.
More crucially the failings of drug policy couldn't be more evident than the the lying b'stards (and former NZ Police at that) over at MethCon . Who dreamed that word up?. Opening line of their latest media missive New 'Ice Age' is drug scourge of New Zealand
It begins with the illusion that P has exceeded the popularity of cannabis. What have these guys been smoking? New Zealand has the highest cannabis uptake in the OECD. It couldn't be more popular if it was made compulsory. Meth is a stink drug. MethCon says its "wakefulness, hyperactivity, lots of energy and euphoria" will lead to "one of the most serious threats to the workforce, and indeed, society as a whole." I don't see the connection between these two but MethCon does, it may have something to do with asking for money to save the planet.
I have heard "P" described by host and senior female police officer at a "Healthy Christchurch" community event as a "30 Minute Orgasm"... (whereupon a sheepish if lone voice was heard to call 'where can I get some!').
Parents, keep these guys, particularly former detective Sabin, out of your schools and away from your children, they set a bad example and should be embarrassed by, rather than proud of perpetuating the Meth Con on our kids.
Teachers teach kids, whereas former Police, Drug Addicts and Alcoholics foster double standard impediments to health promotion. Ottawa Charter stuff...
Send the kids to Class D, and respect adult choice.
[ Class A drugs are much too good for them anyway!]
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