most of them stop using it because they don’t like it any more
This happened with me and computer games, although I do know people still caught in that vice, even at my extreme age.
They’re probably not perfect, but they’re better than simple assertions that our roads will become less safe.
Even if were proved to make the roads quantifiably less safe this would not necessarily be a knock down argument against a law change. It would be grist to the mill, a thing to weigh up, depending what that quantity is.
We can do two things at the same time.
Yes, or we could fail to go SmokeFree by 2025 and still change our cannabis laws. I can't really see what the connection is.
government never apologized to health department and parents for synthetics debacle
That government is gone, so this can never happen. Not that it actually should be any kind of blocker that a government fails to apologize before fixing something.
adding recreational pot to binge drinking culture does not make our roads safer
Pretty sure that horse bolted long ago. But this is, at least, one of the more serious questions. I don't think there's any need to reinvent the wheel on this, when there are plenty of stoned driving statistics out there, both before and after decriminalization. They're probably not perfect, but they're better than simple assertions that our roads will become less safe.
Very good blog to kick off the debate with. Thanks, Russell. I hope we have a place here where sensible debate on this will happen over the next few years.
And yet still I am not prepared for the idea that a billionaire president honored a sports team in the White House by serving them a McDonald's meal.
Arohanui Russell. So sorry to hear about Grant.
5 days offline with family that I just had would have been unendurable 10 years ago, with major Public Address withdrawals. 5 days off Twitter, OTOH, is to be heartily recommended.
Since this is a yearly reflective post, can I put the call out for good PA folk to share what the year (or more) has brought for them, too? Will put in mine when ten fingers can do it justice.
this should be seen only as a stopgap measure.
It sounds like that's how the Govt does see it. It's also like trainer policy - if society doesn't collapse as a result of this, then formalizing it properly later on is way easier. It also makes a lot of sense that it happens near simultaneously with the medicinal cannabis bill. Otherwise that stood a big chance of being a corrupted gateway stopgap measure in a really crappy way. Now, there is a much reduced incentive to subvert the medicinal pathway as a backdoor for recreational cannabis, giving that pathway a real chance of showing its worth.
This is now my favorite NZ government ever. I mean the whole government too, the Greens and NZF get a lot of credit.
This is fantastic news. If you had told me 2 days ago it was coming I would not have believed it.
It's more like the supermarket herbs produce than the fresh produce. If you smoke as much cannabis as the lettuce in a small salad you will get high as. It's more like the mint in the garden than the potatoes, and probably about as much trouble to grow and harvest.