Lot of talk, lot of blah, blah on the cannabis referendum…
A war of words is raging over the war on drugs, as the Health Select Committee reports back on the most significant piece of drug reform legislation in 40 years.
The parties are divided over a single, but significant, clause in the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill, which enshrines police discretion over prosecution, and prioritises therapeutic options when dealing with possession and personal use of controlled drugs.
…you know what I have yet to hear from the bloody politicians in the cannabis debate?
An apology that acknowledges the detrimental madness that cannabis prohibition unleashed upon NZ, the way it has crucified Māori & Pacific Island communities by throwing them into prison or deporting them back to the Islands.
The way it needlessly locks up so many brothers and sisters, the way it allows the bloody pigs to invade our lives and our privacy and our rights.
The way the Politicians green lighted synthetic cannabis (because the real stuff was illegal), only to stumble on implementing actual regulation and then banning all synthetics and driving it underground where it continues to kill and kill and kill.
I want a fucking apology from these politicians, these gutless cowards who have implemented deeply flawed social policy and even now do everything in their power to hold onto the lie of cannabis prohibition.
How dare any of them pretend the current abortion of a law is working.
The politicians were wrong on cannabis all along and watching them bicker amongst themselves while refusing to admit they were wrong sickens me.
When the referendum comes out, even though it’s non-binding and barely what was promised, cast that vote so you can stick it up these clowns with a resounding victory that echoes down the corrupt corridors of power for an age.