My problem is I can only think of the many celebrities who, having toked, seem still to be alive and coherent. Some we gave Knighthoods. They imbibed some temporary state of Aspergers, messed with their dopamine a bit and come up with good songs and other literary stuff. Cannabis has contributed to the stuff of cognitive liberty and to the social capital.
It is also an irony it's prohibition has made just about as popular as if it was compulsory. (52% adult NZ'ers have tried it).
Absent any proof prohibition worked, we are about to endorse cannabis as a scheduled 'UN Single Convention' drug. Not only are we endorsing the breach of good faith in Ottawa Charter Principles, and continuing to violate the UN Charter on Human Rights, it is utterly contrary to Socratic reason.
We have a statutory Law Review with submissions due 30th April. It includes the international conventions. International contributions would be instructive the the commissioners (IMHO).
The more reasoned folk contribute the sooner this thing is all over. The world needs a New Holland.
Feedback from international contributors can be referred to by NZ submitters.
Please checkout talklaw.co.nz. Submit and be empowered. Any well framed and entertaining argument will be welcomed there. It's time we thumped the table.