The biggest nonsense I read is the comparison with alcohol as if it was an excuse to support cannabis. That is enough to kill any decision to add yet another mind bending drug to one we all ready can't handle. We are talking about cannabis, not alcohol or the price of fish.
If cannabis was harmless there wouldn't be ANY discussion at all about it. The stuff damages younger brains, can be addictive and can lead to worse drugs. It does nothing to improve social standards of behaviour and the people who crave it and deal in it are not generally the brightest of the species. The finest solution would be to apply the law and remove every trace and mention of it from society. And that includes the gangs. As a medicine, no problem, just give it another name and if the medical world endorse its use by prescription, ok. The fact that we can't or don't enforce existing laws is a poor excuse to legalise this stuff. Some countries, disciplined ones, even have the death sentence on the books for dealers of the stuff. The police have enough to do without another set of convoluted rules on any legal use of cannabis which they will never be able to properly enforce.
New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.
We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.
54.8% Yes54.8% Complete
45.2% No45.2% Complete
Police asked and you responded.
Members of the public have helped to christen Auckland Police's new puppy Etu.
Police appealed to the public last week for suggestions for a name starting with E for their latest canine recruit.
People were quick to come up with names.
Echo, Ernie, Eddie and Ezra were top contenders but officers were taken with the name Etu.
Next Sunday 8 November Auckland Museum is hosting a free panel discussion with members of Auckland's Indian community, as they explore the prejudice and pressures, as well as the joys, of their unique identity. Panellists for the evening of kōrero include Sarah Dutt, Rohan Adarkar, Kartika Singh, Karishma Kumar and Vinod Suresh.
The event is free but is ticketed, so be sure to secure your seat here: bit.ly...