Talking about Prohibition

Don Brash may have raised the standard of debate in positing that we need to decriminalise cannabis, unfortunately the rest of our politicians lacked the necessary maturity to discuss the issue sensible. New Zealand is poorer for the lack of sensible debate.

Andrew Sullivan posted this video today about Prohibition and how that worked, and compares it with the War on Drugs.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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