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 14, 2009

NZ gets all Human and Civil and Regulatory!

Eleanor Roosevelt and United Nations Universal...Image via Wikipedia

New Zealand makes strong statement on human rights and harm reduction at HLM


New Zealand made a strong statement supporting both human rights and harm reduction. The statement said that the provision of needle exchange in New Zealand was responsible for the country having one of the lowest rates of HIV among people who inject drugs anywhere in the world.

It then discussed New Zealand's approach to formulating drug policy, and that there was a need to implement policies that work rather than just make people feel good. It also explained the country's drug regulation model. (huh "Class D, your kidding Mr Dunne, have you gone mad and made soft recreational drugs R18 and for sale? )

Street Outreach Services needle exchange, on t...Image via Wikipedia

New Zealand called for the prioritisation of human rights and the need for states to be compliant with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. New Zealand expressed its opposition to the death penalty, and expressed support for civil society's involvement in the forumulation of drug policy.



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