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

Friday, March 22, 2013

$3M of Cannabis, $4M of Drug Harm?

Cannabis on the West Coast has flourished despite the drought-like conditions.
The region's annual police cannabis bust was due to finish today with about 3000 plants found from Karamea to Franz Josef by this morning.
Operation head Sergeant Russell Glue, of Hokitika, said today he was surprised the illegal crop was in such good condition considering the dry weather that had gripped the region.
''I would say they probably have had to water the plants though.''
About 15 to 20 officers were involved in the six-day aerial eradication operation, along with 12 New Zealand Air Force personnel and an Iroquois helicopter.
Glue said the number of plants found was about 700 fewer than last year.
marihuana plantation
marihuana plantation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
''Over the last eight or nine years, it has been trending down. We would like to think it's because of brilliant policing.'' (ROFL)
However, he said the West Coast was still one of the country's key cannabis growing areas.
Most of the plants were found hidden in bush in rural areas.
Two people had been arrested and a third had been summonsed to appear in court. All faced cannabis cultivation and other drug-related charges.
Glue said removing cannabis from society was important because of the illegal drug's negative impacts.
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Saturday, March 09, 2013

ALCP Making History.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Dunne: Psychoactive Substances Bill a ‘game-changer’

English: Peter Dunne
English: Peter Dunne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Press Release: New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne
Associate Minister of Health

26 February 2013

Dunne: Psychoactive Substances Bill a'game-changer'

The Psychoactive Substances Bill introduced to Parliament today will
mean legal highs have to be proved safe before they can be sold,
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced.

"The Bill will be a complete game-changer in terms of party pills and
other legal highs," Mr Dunne said.


(Mr Dunne needs to read (and discuss) the explanatory note in the
"Restricted Substanes Regulations" he inherited )

/Blair Anderson
Social Ecologist 'at large'
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A Plot To Over Throw The Government

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Policy standard suggests Class D solution

Potential harm of commonly used drugs based on...
Potential harm of commonly used drugs based on a study by David Nutt, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
3D plot of potential harm of commonly used dru...
3D plot of potential harm of commonly used drugs based on a study by David Nutt, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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