Pubdate: Fri, 23 Nov 2001
Source: Waikato Times (New Zealand)
Author: Stephen McIntyre


Okay, so we all know just how little time Rosemary MacLeod has for cannabis 
smokers (Waikato Times, November 14), but so what? I'm no fan of rugby or 
cars and my brain switches off whenever anyone starts on such topics, but 
that wouldn't make for a very compelling newspaper column now, would it?

"Regular users of dak . . . (are) not universally admired" claims Ms 
Macleod. Really? What about John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Marley 
- -- all potheads and artistes extraordinaire. And how about Carl Sagan?

MacLeod is right to link terrorism with the drugs trade, but that's purely 
a consequence of insidious prohibition laws which raise the price of these 
substances well into the bracket where so few can make so much money in so 
short a time.


Media Officer,

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Christchurch
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