Mike’s Minute: Cannabis reform goes up in smoke

By June 10, 2019 Recent News

NewsTalk ZB 11 June 2019
Family First Comment: “Middle New Zealand doesn’t want a bar of this Government’s barking madness over drug liberalisation.”

Comment: In a world where polls are no longer to be trusted, and just before we completely throw them in the bin, I draw some genuine pleasure from the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.

Whether its numbers around National and Labour and Simon Bridges are accurate is one thing, but a simple count around the cannabis reform issue is easier to accept as accurate.

And we are winning.

And when I say “we”, I mean those of us who work in the department of common sense.

The poll suggests 52 per cent of New Zealanders intend to vote against the legalisation of cannabis, while 39 per cent want it legalised.

What is significant about this is that we are closer to voting time. My sense of it is that when the theory becomes reality — by which I mean we really are going to vote and it really is going to count — we wake up a bit and take it more seriously.

This latest result reinforces my belief in the simple truth that you should trust middle New Zealand.

And middle New Zealand doesn’t want a bar of this Government’s barking madness over drug liberalisation.

This debate of course, given the myriad social ills we face, shouldn’t even be on the table.

And, irony of ironies, no one bangs on more than this government about poverty and deprivation and kids without shoes and food and clothes and families in cars and caravans and parks and yet is more than happy to have them all stoned.

It’s driven by the naive concept that if the Government ran the dope market, it will all be tidied up and above board.
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