Thank you Joe, your logic is much appreciated.
I was thinking the term half-pie was intended as a slur similar to the term half-baked but your defense of decriminalization as an incremental step makes a lot of sense to me.
We can do two things at the same time.
I wonder how is that going to work. What is the plan for the legality of tobacco in future?
As someone who has smoked more than my fair share of tobacco and pot I personally consider them both highly addictive and extremely bad for my health and struggled with both. I doubt I would ever vote No as am a firm believer in "each to their own" but would be surprised if the concept of a smoke free New Zealand would not include pot for many and hence in reference to topic at hand be a considerable opponent to liberalizing recreational pot.
reasons against -
* we should be focused on our country being smokefree 2025 first and foremost
* government never apologized to health department and parents for synthetics debacle
* adding recreational pot to binge drinking culture does not make our roads safer
Surely lack of empathy is worse? The resulting normalcy of Ad hominem now a defining characteristic of both liberal and conservative end points of the web.
Internet bunkers? I would have thought in every rugby / cricket club across Australasia.
After reading rugby lad Hone Harawira's recent defence of Israel Folau I could only think of all the homosexuals in nazi Germany that literally burned in hell.
The only politician I have ever voted for is now the only one I pray for.