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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rehab, Lightbulbs and Stupidity of Criminalisation

Man jailed after refusing rehab  : Taranaki Daily News:
"It's a funny war when the 'enemy' is entitled to due process of law and a fair trial," - William Bennet

And we seriously believe putting this man in jail is going to change anything. The POLICE are lying to the courts about the harms when 160gms of cannabis is estimated to create (by Police's own commissioned report) about 2000 dollars of harm to the community. So we send a man to jail for nine months to fix that problem?  Whaaa! 
 Cannabis is a seasonal plant, it grows about 150-300 grams of usable medicinal plant matter to last a year. It is best consumed in quality rather than quantity and a glass pipe is a harm reduction measure as it can be cleaned to surgical standards. (it is a myth that glass is used for methamphetamine, when it is used for cannabis consumption). Sending this man to jail for displacing his known to be risky pharmaceuticals breaches hte Bill of Rights, breaches "first do no harm' medical ethics and undermines 'informed consent' when the body of science and the professionals within the medical and science fraternity declare that the harms/risks are so low as to be nonsensical compared to harms due to criminalisation. Cannabis is as addictive as coffee.  Disrespect for the rule of law can only be a result.
Senior Police Officers agree: 
Blair Anderson 
Social Ecologist 'at large'
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