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The Government is looking to extend controls over drug paraphernalia with a bill before Parliament.
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11/02/2011 12:52:19 p.m.
the only way to stop them taking drugs is to get them to christ the one the apostle paul preached about .
1/02/2011 3:14:45 p.m.
Silent Bob wrote:
I think I'll stop referring to this country as Aotearoa / New Zealand and give a name more deserving of this government: The Fatherland. Key and co. are destroying everything that makes this country a good place to live. National spent most of its time in opposition attacking the so-called 'Nanny State' of Helen Clark, now as governmnent they have introduced more regulations in two and bit years than Clark's government did in their whole term! I'm sick to the teeth of these tories writing laws that tell me what I can and cannot do in the privacy of my own home as a 20+ year old adult. Legalise every drug except the opiates and regulate their use.
17/01/2011 7:17:50 p.m.
To cut a long story short this will only cause more problems... jail for having a pipe etc.
Another epic fail stupid nanny state piece of legislation here.
What next??? ban potting mix so people cant grow pot, cut the water so no one can water there weed???
Why not just bite the bullet and block out the sun?
I smoke joints anyway so this wont affect me.
Just btw people, this proposed law came about trying to fight the "P" battle, it just so happens that the people who run these operations are not informed that most "P" smokers just use light bulbs.
Again, why are we paying these monkeys to run our country?
17/01/2011 6:58:48 p.m.
Give it a break.Toilet rolls will have to be banned ,they can be a utensil,REALITY CHECK
17/01/2011 5:43:17 p.m.
Hey Chris, did you know that people have been taking drug for thousands of years if not more...do you have any idea of how many thousands of people are hooked on prescribed pharmacuticals from doctors ie: 1/3 of a nation hooked on Prozac and similar drugs, there are a few which are Prozac with another name, depends on the drug company that the Governments getting backhanders from at the time. All of these drugs alter the mind in a chemical way and over long periods must be detrimental and have long and dangerous side effects. Most pharmacuticals have been made from natural plant matter at some time then scientists make synthetic forms of these drugs, yet it is the same or similar plant material that the government is trying to ban. Anyway get stoned, make your own pipe and test your own carpentry or engineering skills to make your own pipe, its fun gets you thinking, very creative and saves $30 on overrated pipes with silly psycodelic colours all over then.
17/01/2011 5:26:09 p.m.
When is this government going to stop wasting taxpayers money on absolutely rediculous waste of time laws, do we live in a dictatorship or police state, one would imagine we are not to far from that actually....the government won't be happy until every last citizen of this country has some sort of criminal record then they can control our movements etc at all times. Conspiracy theory....no reality
17/01/2011 4:58:32 p.m.
Everyone knows what these items are for, and the damage that the use of such causes. Firearms are safe items and so is ammunition. Together though, in the wrong hands, they can cause untold damage.
17/01/2011 1:03:17 p.m.
This is a “freedom of speech” issue; freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy, a bulwark against tyranny and political oppression. We could have a controlled sanitised and morally perfect society, but then we would be living in Iran. My view and that of a senior policeman at the time, was that banning BZP would serve no useful purpose, people would only turn to illegal alternatives. It seems we were right as an explosion in P use confirms. Anderton would skilfully argue that banning BZP was still the correct thing to do, as it is harmful and he couldn’t allow his decision to be predicated in this way. However, taking the moral high ground does not; absolve him of the consequences of his actions. Actions which would seem illogical, when these consequences were obvious, but then moralising often is, illogical. Pipes like Gang Patches are intrinsically harmless and as such are representative of free speech; Anderton would need to demonstrate that banning them is less harmful than allowing them. I am deeply concerned about the steady erosion of our most basic rights, free speech and freedom of choice amongst others. In short, if the people want to buy pipes it really is none of Anderton’s damn business! Anderton might argue that it is only my opinion, the fallback for those who are usually wrong about something. In good company, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the president of Iran frequently says the same thing.
17/01/2011 11:51:50 a.m.
lets all get real about this. Cannabis has been smoked by humans for thousands of years and will continue too, in fact 50 % of our medicine was made from cannabis untill the drug companies took over making drugs and making billions from.Probition has never and will never work.We need an "open drug policy" with open education that would benefit all our society to make the right choices. The police and conservative politicians need to get real and stop hiding behind their own paranoid disfunctional decisions.
17/01/2011 11:39:28 a.m.
urban druid wrote:
It is possible to make a "drug use utensil" from a potato; a somewhat strange application, but cheap and effective all the same... Maybe dairies should reconsider every item they stock on their potentially dangerous shelves?
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