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    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
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    Member since: May 4, 2014
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    halcyon

    I am also concerned to read that the Green Party are opposed to roadside testing for cannabis as they claim the test is too invasive. IF they succeed in excluding such tests it prevents our Police from accurately monitoring drivers who may be impaired through being stoned.

    I would only consider voting in favour of legalising cannabis if the Government can provide assurance that the Police will have access to, and the authority to use, adequate tests that will identify cannabis users and identify those drivers who could be impaired because of that use.

    And at present I am doubtful if that assurance will be forthcoming.

    Already disturbed, approach with caution.

    #1707516
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    Member since: February 20, 2017
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    mommabear70

    Too invasive?
    What’s the difference between the invasion of a swab in the mouth and a tube in the mouth?

     

    #1707517
    Profile photo of huiatahihuiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I am all in favour of medical cannabis but legalizing it for recreational use….I just don’t know about that….feel it could just add to our drug problem

    huiatahi

    #1707518
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    Its been legalised/decriminalised on other places;it would be useful for NZ to look at the experience in those places before making any final decision.

    And any changes should start with public educations first,followed by decriminalisation as a starting point.

    For medical use,imo it should be both affordable & accessible from tomorrow.

    #1707520
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    Bryan

    I feel that we should think long and hard about this question!

    We all know the dangers of drink driving! But most of us (Including me) have any idea about other drugs. Having Cardiac problems means I get morphine prescribed from time to time. I have only been told to take REAL care if driving g after taking it. However I DO know that if I have an accident and I am deemed to be affected with it I can be convicted for DIC.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #1707525
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    Member since: February 20, 2017
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    mommabear70

    Cannabis, tobacco, alcohol  all made legal for recreational use is great for the taxman.

     

    #1707539
    Profile photo of jennifer128355jennifer128355
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    Member since: January 13, 2018
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    jennifer128355

    I’ll go with Huitahi on this vote. You know damn well there are a lot of lunatics on the road out there already!

    #1707545
    Profile photo of don021don021
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    don021

    lilith7, you have a mammoth task ahead to educate the public when I see so many instances of the public having so little sense to begin with. How many drink too much? Too many. How many smoke? too many. How many ingest drugs? too many. Attempts have been made to educate people about the dangers of partaking in mind altering substances, to little effect.

    #1707547
    Profile photo of don021don021
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    don021

    An interesting read in the latest issue of Comsumer on the subject of bottled water. I have wondered for a long time why people buy this expensive product when it is free, well almost, from the tap. Taupo commissioned a $3m. water plant a year or two back, giving us a great supply of bug free water, yet the supermarkets stock great containers of water from unknown supplies which lab. tests show are not always squeeky pure.Advertising can surely fool the unwary.

    #1707550
    Profile photo of CriticCritic
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    Member since: June 6, 2011
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    Critic

    If you folk are going to discuss the very old herb then consider the differences of reference and implications.

    “Legalizing” in NZ would mean “Commercializing” …

    Decriminalizing for Private use would mean that commercial crops or the sale of the herb would remain how it is a “criminal offense”.

    “Nothing” is going to stop the availability of the herb but if folk could grow their own non commercial crop…. we would have a lot more people interested in gardening … which is a good thing?.

    Being able to produce ones own herbs means that the distribution of the herb will be taken out of the hands of gangs that may choose to push “actual drugs” onto the herb lovers

    balance

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