Inexplicable Dillema for NarcoCops, MethCon and Health Ministry
The release comes the day the Jury deliberates on the unfortunate incident where an undercover 'narc' gets it under circumstances that has the same Jury flummoxed (notably 11:1). The Murder/Manslaughter charge has been coloured by media continually connecting the accused residence as an 'alledged' clan lab despite no evidence being presented to the jury it ever was. (recall farmers have been aquitted for the same offence, only the guns were real)
Yesterday more Christchurch busts of 'P' labs requiring 160 officers in 'tac' gear followed by Police Ministers and Media giving the 'we are top of this' talk and tour. A long list of charges all for the same thing [maybe cooking up some home bake of dubious quality] is supposed to make us feel safer. More of 'those bad people' talk dominates the dialog. TV will paint the story that fits the ratings. And Police will paint the story that best fits prohibition.
If prohibition was working none of this would be happening.
"You could still do public-health education and criminalize the hell out of people," he said. "You could theoretically do that, but it just makes no sense because they are competing paradigms."
"For some reason, in this country we believe that the best professionals to educate people about drug use are the police, which makes absolutely no sense . . . because they are not public-health officials and they're not very knowledgeable in matters of public health or substance use — just the way we wouldn't use nurses or orderlies to prosecute criminals.
"That's just not the professional activity these people are equipped and trained for."
Prof. Benedikt Fischer [of Simon Fraser University's health sciences department] report was published in the International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. [IJMPR]
See Eliminate Canada's 'one-size-fits-all' criminalization of marijuana: Study
Blair Anderson http://mildgreens.blogspot.com