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

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pot, Privacy, Police and Prime Ministers

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 11:  New Zeal...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeAssociation of Taxpayers and Consumer's [ACT party]  Leader Don Brash's comments on cannabis are simplistic but none the less helpful. But don't expect media to dig deeper. Brash replaced Epsom MP Rodney Hide who would legalise all drugs tomorrow, and  PM Key is saying Katherine Issac  (nee Judd) should be leader... she is an arch prohibitionist.  (CHCH, Russley Hotel)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28:  Dr Don Bras...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
So what was the real agenda behind talking up the support of ACT with former Minister of Police, Mayor of Auckland  and ACT candidate for Epsom,John Banks if it wasn't to protect National's "free Trade" pacific agenda.

This at a time the US is taking active military interest in the South Pacific while waging war on long its borders... leading to 40,000 dead people and another 40,000 orphans, largely to keep loco weed on the other side of the fence. And that is only the past six years. Have a look on NZDOCTOR.CO.NZ and see leading proponent of the health argument for drug policy reform say 'health is the argument for legal regulation, and no argument for continued prohibition'. Yet John Key et al want to test beneficiaries for eligibility for support based on what we may or may not put in our heads and he's the only one entitled to privacy and demand Police uphold it.... Makes ya want roll one up, pronto!

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Brash-invited-to-join-pot-party/tabid/419/articleID/233138/Default.aspx#ixzz1e5n0QpDY
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Blair Anderson 
Social Ecologist 'at large'
Christchurch, New Zealand
ph nz  (643) 389 4065   nz cell 027 265 7219
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