As the title of my blog says.. “It’s time to END THE DRUG WAR in Aotearoa/New Zealand”, BUT also globally. The prohibition of Cannabis has blighted most of the 20th century & beyond, by criminalising millions (maybe billions) of otherwise law abiding people, often for little more than possession for personal use. Much of what we see & hear around this issue, is to my mind (& increasing numbers of others) a plethora of MISINFORMATION that mostly started in the 1930s USA, with exaggerated newspaper/media stories about the supposed effects of ‘DRUGS’ (not including the most harmful.. legal Alcohol & Tobacco) but most often Cannabis, which was branded ‘Marijuana’ (an obscure Mexican slang name). It was regularly claimed to be the ‘Assassin of youth’, ‘The Plant with it’s roots in HELL’ & the cause of ‘Reefer MADNESS’ ! Many just accepted it, without any real evidence, until it became part of the public’s psyche.
BUT the reality of it (to anyone who admits having ‘tried it & DID inhale’) is a load of BULL-SHIT, based on Lies, Fallacies & above all TOTAL Misinformation that has twisted this issue, so much that many don’t really want to hear the truth anymore. BUT if you do believe this, then read on… & maybe shout it from the roof-tops, “LET FREEDOM RING” (words of a great freedom-fighter; Martin Luther-King)
btw: Aotearoa is the ‘local lingo’ (Maori Reo) for ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ (many joke, the ‘long bong cloud’ LOL).. the NZ does stand for New Zealand, but also could be NaZi.. this country has reportedly, amongst the highest ILLEGAL cannabis use per capita in the world & probably the highest arrest rate to match ! Whilst many countries in the ‘western world’ are moving away from ‘Zero-tolerance’, Kiwi law-makers seem unable or unwilling to follow the trend.. “Why is this so ?”