(ed:..these recommendations to legalise/tax cannabis from treasury have only been released after an official information act request..
..a shocker/takeaway is that in one year looked at – maori – who make up 14.5% of the population – accounted for 43% of the cannabis convictions in that year..(!)..(bloody hell..!..not much wrong with that picture..?..eh..?)
..the economic-case against prohibition and for legalisation/taxation is also made in the matter of fact manner it deserves..
..and as can be seen from the date on the these recommendations from treasury – this is advice peter dunne/this key govt. have been ignoring since then..
..and @ a (treasury-estimated) cost/loss of/from prohibition of one half of one billion dollars each/every year..
..that ‘ignoring’ by them adds up to $1.5 billion dollars in costs/lost revenue….and counting..
..and as these papers show the drug-pushers dunne has worked/pimped for since forever big alcohol..(oh..!..and of course his well-documented ties to/pimping for big-tobacco..let’s not forget that..)
..these alcohol-pushers are peddling a drug more dangerous than/doing more damage to addicts..than heroin..
(which is true from an anecdotal point of view – after 15+ yrs of heroin addiction..i cleaned up my act and went to university to post-grad level (masters)..there is no way i wd have been able to ties my shoes – let alone attempt tertiary study..had i caned alcohol to the extent i did heroin..
..this is also backed up by doctors who get addicted to opiates..they clean up..and are then fine..’cos they are using a pure product…it is the adulterants in street-smack that do the damage to junkies..yet another downside of prohibition..)
..and i would argue that it is irony-overdose material that this most dangerous/harm-causing of all the drugs…
..is dunnes’/keys’ favourite drug…alcohol..
..and as that evidence also shows/proves the least harmful of all the intoxicants is that one where maori accounted for 43% of the conviction – cannabis..
..sez it all really..eh..?..)
Source: Cannabis OIA.pdf – Google Drive