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 30, 2018

Time to Submit, Mr Key!

UNDP Ms. Helen Clark meeting with New Zealand ...
UNDP Ms. Helen Clark meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Prime Minister, UN Development and Sustainability, and all-around great lass, Rt. Hon Helen Clark on her retirement from the UN promptly joined the Global Drug Commision. Helen Clark served as New Zealand's Prime Minister when Labour's Caucus gazetted the "Restricted Substances Regulations" by Order in Council in 2008 prior to the Nation going to the polls. She lost the election, but the "Class D" crucial legal adjustment received royal assent the day John Key became Right and Honourable. Following the Synthetics Substances Sentencing Bill passing its first reading and going to select committee, 'Aunty Helen' chimed in "And I think all the people who know about drug policy, who know what's happening around the world, need to come to the [select] committee and spell it out how it is." This tells us a great deal about what her thinking was, and how that might have been the ball breaker at the UN for her to take the reigns.

It also informs the debate about prison muster and the Chief Science Advisor's advice that we have our Justice system arse about face. The MildGreens think tank has some insight no one seems to notice or weight. that it is not about how many beds, rather the 'prison churn' and the rate at which we criminalise our population that Gluckman et al have missed.

While it is good to have Helen on the case, it must not be forgotten that Labour spent a lot of time doing nothing before it magically came up with the idea (after hearing it at Select Committee) that we could create a better 'all drug policy' by Order in Council. And that 'we did' create the worlds best drug laws, now countered by NZ1 and National support in the house with its Private Members Bill tripling the sentencing guidelines to the yet to be used Psychoactive Substances Act notably created by those who would see its continuing failure as success.

Blair Anderson
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