Indeed, well said.
I welcome genuine carefully considered evidence based debates from anyone, regardless of which country they are from - but inviting over disingenuous people who peddle ideology and propaganda on important issues is foolish and dangerous. I said at the time. when they invited Sabet to NZ Cannabis Conference in 2013 it was woefully misguided.
But the New Zealand Drug Foundation have courted Kevin Sabet a number of times and described him as a "Titan of global drug policy" - so there should be little surprise that Sabet has connections, influence and is welcomed here in New Zealand -because NZDF have validated Sabet as a reliable and respected source for understanding cannabis issues.
Scientology turned up at Civil Defense Centre post Earthquakes offering counseling. As they were not accredited they were turned away, but as true believers do kept turning up.
That said I come from a long line of wowsers (prohibitionists) and am not sure which way to vote.