“..Here is a question for you.
Which is worst: buy a Big Mac – put $5 on the nose of the favourite in the second leg of the double at Ellerslie -
- or light up a big joint?
Actually, according to a recent official British study smoking dope is only “moderately risky” behaviour -
- posing the same hazard to your well-being as gambling or junk food..”
(ed:..i would disagree there..both junk food and gambling are far more of a ‘hazard to your well-being’ than pot..)
“..Around half a million New Zealanders seem to agree, if the most recent study here is right, because 17% of the population admitted using recreational drugs within the past year.
About 50% of us have got stoned out of our brains at some stage in our lives.
Those statistics make me think the authorities’ response to drugs over the past 50 years may have been an abject failure – and complete waste of money.
Law has been layered upon law to ensure we are spared the evils of various kinds of dope.
Of course, we can legally smoke lethal fags – and drink ourselves into oblivion -
- but the state is adamant we must not touch the forbidden fruit of recreational drugs..”
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