Mike’s Minute: We’re waking up to the dangers of cannabis

NewsTalk ZB 29 September 2020
Family First Comment: The yes camp has never really had anything more than the most spurious of ideas that it should be legalised simply because a lot of people do it. And in that, never really understanding just how stupid that concept is. If you can find enough people doing anything against law, is that good enough to legalise it? 
Texting while driving, drinking while driving, hitting other people when you lose your temper, stealing other people’s possessions whether by fraud or robbery, there’s plenty of it about, so let’s change the law?

Is the latest poll on cannabis reform the death knell for those who are desperate to legalise the stuff? It’s got to be pretty close.

53 percent against it, 35 per cent for it, 11 percent don’t know. That’s got to the point where even if every single person who doesn’t know, decided to vote yes, the yes vote would still lose.

And it’s not like the yes vote hasn’t had a good run. The media in general has featured, to my eye, favourable coverage of why we should be legalising the stuff, as opposed to why we shouldn’t. I think the answer is relatively simple. Why would you look to create trouble, simply for the sake of it?

The yes camp has never really had anything more than the most spurious of ideas that it should be legalised simply because a lot of people do it. And in that, never really understanding just how stupid that concept is. If you can find enough people doing anything against law, is that good enough to legalise it?

Texting while driving, drinking while driving, hitting other people when you lose your temper, stealing other people’s possessions whether by fraud or robbery, there’s plenty of it about, so let’s change the law?

And then having gotten off on the wrong foot logically, they then search the world for examples of how and when you do it, it all works out fine.

We are full of social ills woes and worries, and yet we want to add another to the list. We angst openly about suicide and mental illness, not to mention psychosis, and yet we want to ignore all that because lots of people only want to smoke a joint on a Friday and it never did them any harm.
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