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, January 17, 2011

Instructive insight here....

Comment on Voxy here.

Instructive insight here.... Candor Trust: Police Pursuit "Fiasco"

Mon, 17/01/2011 - 11:44 — VOXY
Now substitute car for career, home, farm, lifestyle, cognitive choices, freedom and other such treasured institutions. And then lets pretend cannabis interdiction has no parallel or intersect in this demographic. A unitary Police Force operating in secret squirrel-space undermines respect for rule of law, apply cognitive dissonance and amplified deviancy poor outcomes are inevitable.
A diagram of cognitive dissonance theoryImage via WikipediaOnce again politicised safety policy intersects with drug policy the legacy of which can only be described as corrupt. As long as policy impact and cost benefit efficacy studies remain 'to be seen to be done' the outcomes will remain a string of worst case scenarios for those who are victims of the prohibition paradigm.
How do you make impaired driving impacts worse... chase them. Just as with the threat of nuclear amageddon controlled cold war thinking, the irrationality of saving someone from cannabis by branding them electronically for life is intellectual lunacy.
Chasing them has been reduced to, by Police, a hunting metaphor and politicians delusion-ally maintain a 'war' footing. Should we be surprised that when one party is viewed as the 'enemy' conflict begins.
If it was a rendered harm on a few, some might argue that on balance it is still best practice, however the evidence from the Christchurch Health and Development study shows that four out of five of the 'target' demograph are directly exposed to the matrix of dysfunction created by drug policy. Even more are exposed to secondary 'collateral damage' in the war on drugs as it includes those who do not take drugs. This public, civic and unitary problem is of a magnitude that makes slavery look tame.Graph demonstrating increases in United States...Image via Wikipedia
And all this is happening when you are driving your car... a passenger in it, or just in proximity to a vehicular carriage way. And it is happening while your watching TV at home. When your working and when your not. You are utterly surrounded by 'cannabis experience'. People who have broken a serious law more than five times. They are everywhere. They are unavoidable.
Why do we 'chase' them? on evidence we are actually quite lousy at it.
And how might the high 'clearance rate' on the manufactured crime scenes instruct policy surrounding the prevalence, detection and enforcement of vehicular 'crime scenes'?
Now there would be some useful drug driving intelligence!
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/police-pursuit-fiasco/5/77759#comment-21187

Map of Cannabis Prevalence in Christchurch Metro. ie: 'pick a pixel"


Satellite image showing Christchurch and surro...
pick a pixel, point to pot!


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