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

Monday, December 07, 2009

Nutt's MildGreen UK Policy?

Herbal highs.Image by gak via Flickr
"But banning individual substances long after they have appeared doesn't seem like a reasonable long-term response to legal highs, which are easily and quickly manufactured and distributed on the internet. [Professor] Nutt believes we should follow the model adopted in New Zealand, whereby new drugs are immediately put into a new 'class D' category, where it is not illegal to sell or possess but its effects are monitored. 'The manufacturers and suppliers can define the dosage, do quality control, make sure it is not contaminated. You can also monitor sales and use this data to see how much is out there – from that you can work out the use/harm ratio.' Nutt proposed this to the government as a way of dealing with legal highs in the first instance. 'They turned it down. They said they didn't want to take that route at the moment; they wanted to legislate for specific compounds.'" Click here to find out more!:


(for new Class D category see http://www.legislation.govt.nz/ & search for "restricted subtances regulations")
Blair Anderson
http://mildgreens.blogspot.com/

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