NewsHub 21 January 2019
Family First Comment: This is what happens when people fully think through the issue and don’t believe the smokescreens put up by the Green Party and the (Pro) Drug Foundation.
Bring on the Referendum.
Duncan Garner has done a U-turn on recreational cannabis.
He said he’s had a “big rethink” about next year’s vote, and believes the country is “on the brink of making a very serious mistake by softening the law”.
“Seriously, why would our lawmakers send a message that effectively says, ‘Cannabis: okay, but cigarettes: very bad’. We’re trying to go smoke-free by 2025, so why are we doing this?”
The host of The AM Show has in the past showed support for legalising recreational cannabis. He was impressed by cannabis advocate Rebecca Reider when she appeared on the show in November.
Asked by Garner why recreational cannabis should be legalised, Ms Reider flipped his question to ask why it shouldn’t. Her response impressed Garner so much, he said it should go viral on social media.
“Prohibition doesn’t work, people already have cannabis, the problem is that the quality’s not controlled, it can be contaminated, it’s sold on the black market by criminals, and people are going to prison over it,” she said.
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