Found a rant I posted on facebook in August 2017 and it brought back all the anger over damage done to my whanau. I think legalisation of recreational drug usage in New Zealand after the debacle of legal highs is being a bit optimistic (in which mainstream New Zealanders don't appreciate the obvious differences with new proposal).
Peter Dunne is not sorry baby Isaiah Neil died in a car while caregivers smoked themselves into oblivion on drugs he made available in dairies across the land.
Peter Dunne does not regret knee capping the local marijuana industry so that his own son could profit from legalising a toxic gateway drug that led to the P epidemic in his country.
Peter Dunne will not apologise to the parents of teenagers that suffered most during the worst period of mental health our nation has weathered.
Peter Dunne can retire happy knowing his contributions to the poor and downtrodden allowed him to celebrate the privilege and power with the smug content that he be accustomed without remorse.
Please point out what I'm missing.
It just seems like with their one wish we have a binding referendum where people who can't score think it is somehow OK to bash gangs in public so they can avoid growing their own.
I don't know what kind of cabbage the Green party smokes but the alienation and memory loss in store for them when they get hit with something a bit stronger makes me kinda sad.
If they get back in Paula may suggest they all start peeing in a cup on a random basis.
And Ross Smith sounds no better.
Ross Smith is evidence that marijuana does not cure psycopathic xenophobia disorders.
From Colin Hogg (September 2018)
I can relate to The Mother Factor but beginning to loathe the white entitlement anti gang argument also being used by Greens.
Maybe a bit off topic but medicinal not recreational is fascinating and linkedin of all places led me down a rabbit hole featuring terms feminized and nutraceuticals among others.
At the bottom is Ross Smith, googling a block of text from his linkedin background data brought up a bunch of interesting links regarding recent history of cannabis in this country.
Has anyone started any formal campaign groups for either side yet?
These guys ran billboard advertising campaign in Auckland end of last year and state publicly they have a commercial growing operation in East Tamaki:
Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it
- Peter Tosh
Reduce methane - horticulture not agriculture - change the flag.
1 billion plants 2028 means blends of manuka and female cush on 20% of our paddocks could see a combined honey cannibinoid industry established to hit debt free nationhood target of 2040.
Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious matter – so be serious about it
repressed lols only
brexit + trump = end of neo liberal globalization, maybe it is time for everyone to just get stoned...
Got suggestions as to how this might be accomplished?
No, but I think the concept may make a useful metric to measure worthiness of proposals on the table. For me, modifying factors that impact illicit drug trade seems a lot more pragmatic than any return to a "legal high" environment.
Danyl Mclauchlan raises some interesting points this morning:
Perhaps a more valid harm reduction policy would be to suggest reversing the out come of the government's "legal high experiment" by getting everyone off P and synthetics and back onto weed.