Pubdate: Tue, 11 Jan 2000
Source: Press, The (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2000 The Christchurch Press Company Ltd.
Contact:  Private Bag 4722, Christchurch, New Zealand
Fax: 364-8238
Author: Allen Mourton


Sir-I am personally for drug policy reform, but I feel it should apply
to everyone not just billionaire foreigners. I wonder if Judge Harvey
is that polite to everyone who comes before him on smuggling cannabis
charges if so he must be a popular judge.

This inequality in prosecutions shows the weakness of the current
prohibition laws concerning cannabis. All but one of the party leaders
stated a willingness to debate the changing of these laws during the
campaign. Why not just get on with it, bring changes to the floor for
debate along with public input, and follow with a vote of conscience?

There are loud voices from all over the world calling for change to
these sort of laws. Let's see New Zealand show the same courage and
independence we showed in our nuclear stance and lead the way.
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