There isn’t really any ‘news’ from the front-lines in Aotearoa/NZ.. just more of the same: arrest, prosecute & punish, effectively still Zero-tolerance, for all DRUGS.. BUT I did hear last evening (on the radio), that the Govt. is extending the increasing level of work-place drug testing, to include POLICE !
I think this should be mandatory, but I have heard that the Police union are strongly opposed to it.. WHY ? Do they know that a substantial number of their ‘rank & file’ officers are probably using illegal drugs (as has been widely rumoured for decades). I actually think it could be the best thing for the law reform movement.. to confirm that the ‘DRUG WARRIORS’ see themselves as being ‘above the law’.
There are allegations that illegal drug use & possibly dealing (esp. Cannabis) is wide-spread, amongst the younger officers & specifically; the ‘DRUG-squads’ 😦