Recent hangings in South East Asia, firing squads in China, and most recently two Kiwi's arrested (and presumed guilty) for 3.5oz of cannabis between them in India, (the home of Ganja, a plant named as sacred along with the river Ganges) all happen because we as a nation collectively give licence to kill and incarcerate cruelly and inhumanely.
Where is the legal profession on drug policy?
Or is the substantial legal aid grift and perpetual social mayhem an incentive for a silence closely resembling stupidity? NZ's own National Drug Intelligence Bureau chief along with the BERL Drug Harm report (though much criticised) states that the revenue 'churn' through the legal system is a DRUG HARM.
The LEGAL profession are beneficiaries of the unintended consequences. So when are you collectively going to talk about that?
To the Law Commission? Yeah Right!
Curiously, in Christchurch's sister city Seattle, it was the law profession that lead drug policy law reform. see King County Bar Association - http://www.kcba.org/druglaw/
"The principal objectives of this effort are: reductions in crime and public disorder; improvement of the public health; better protection of children; and wiser use of scarce public resources."sig Blair Anderson, Christchurch. 027 2657219