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

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cannabis Causes Crime Like Forks Cause Obesity

An explosion at a Hamilton home allegedly caused by a man preparing a batch of cannabis oil put a young child at risk, police say.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Thompson of the Hamilton CIB said emergency services were called to a Whatawhata Rd house about 1pm yesterday after reports of an explosion.

``We're working to establish what has occurred however initial indications are a man at the address had been preparing a batch of cannabis oil in the shed when the explosion occurred.''

English: Diagram illustrating the relationship...Image via WikipediaCannabis no more caused this blast than forks cause obesity.

Production of hash oil from low grade' cannabis is combination of (a) a harm reduction strategy, (b) prohibition creating unintended consequences (c) risk taking by marginalised subgroups (d) and failure to protect the public health (of anyone exposed to downside risks, such as children, landlords et al)

These outcomes are happening on prohibitions watch just as hooch was poorly made (methanol) that lead to deaths, it was a function of policy... the policy changed and the hooch disappeared. It wasn't an argument for ramping up liquor prohibition.

My guess is there will be plenty of folk who would think the silly bugger should rot in HMS hell, and at all of our expense. They need to come to understand that redoubling our efforts at prohibition, and redoubling them again and again has done nothing to protect the public health. It has endangered innocent people. But don't expect media to notice. see .Public Health Guidelines Proposed To Reduce The Harms From Cannabis Use (medicalnewstoday.com)

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