(ed: another day – another poll showing public support for legal recreational cannabis – this one in britain…and it looks like their parliamentarians will move to end prohibition there..
and as for here in new zealand – i have a growing sense of anger/impatience at the prospect/promise of pouring $20 million down the bloody gurgler – on a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis..in 2020..(!)
this is just a total cop-out for the politicians who should be doing their job – and they could/should stop trailing so far behind public opinion – and just legalise the bloody stuff..
this issue here has already been polled to death – and even rightwing outfits/bugles like our very own fox news – that tv3 breakfast show with the guy who gets nervous/racially-profiles whilst buying his tighty-whities – and that sneering cricket-jock..(crock?)…and their baying audience of the worst this country has to offer – even that/them show in their polls..overwhelming support for full legalisation of cannabis..
so what the fuck are the politicians scared of/waiting for..?..and why are they pissing that twenty-mill down the porcelain-pipe..?
and don’t get me started on the obscenity that is their proposed medical marijuana regime..where you have to have a death sentence to be able to access big-pharma [email protected] an eye-watering cost of $1,500 per month..(!)..and everyone else can go get fucked..prohibition rules..!
that is sadistic/cruel in the extreme to those many adults/children/families who suffer now/here/today – when they don’t need to…
and those gutless politicians are the direct cause of that suffering – by still blocking their access to this proven salve/medicine..
this is the ‘reform’ jacinda ardern promised us…?…pre-election..?..
maybe..with the wisdom proffered by hindsight..maybe we should have eased our jubilation at those (now) hollow-promises..and pressed for more detail..?
d’yareckon..?..y’know..!..the death-sentence condition for access..?..the big-pharma products the only ones allowed..?..minor details like that..?
and as for what should happen now..?..
i think the prime minister should be prime ministerial – and should announce that we are going to save twenty-million by not having this poll – and that parliament will heed the will of the people – and will pass the needed legislation..a.s.a.p..
to end prohibition once and for all…
and she will be cheered by all – even those knuckle-draggers on that fox-clone show on tv3…the undie-guy..and the ‘crock’…
..what exactly is she waiting for..?..)
A majority of the British public back the legalisation of cannabis so that it would be sold in shops like alcohol and tobacco – a poll has revealed.
There was also majority support for decriminalisation – something that would free up police time and resources to deal with serious crime.
The exclusive BMG Research poll for The Independent comes days after cannabis oil was for the first time brought into the UK legally to treat an epileptic boy.
But within hours of the landmark moment a young girl was rushed into hospital and placed on life support while she awaited a licence to get the same oil.