Heads should not just spin, they should roll

via preventive-medicine2010.com

via preventive-medicine2010.com

I bet there are some people who thought they were really clever by coming up with a way to legalise synthetic drugs.  I bet they expected to tie the importer up with red tape.  Well, it didn’t work.  And now we have the absurd situation where you are a criminal if you grow, supply, use the natural stuff, but we can all sleep peacefully in the knowledge Mr Kronic is laughing all the way to the bank.

The “king of Kronic” has been given Government approval to make and sell legal highs, despite facing drug trafficking charges in Australia.  

Lightyears Ahead made and distributed the highly popular synthetic cannabis brand Kronic, which has since been banned in New Zealand and Australia. The drug has been blamed for hospitalisations, psychotic episodes and, in one case in Australia, death.

Matthew Wielenga, the sole director and founder of Lightyears Ahead, is now facing drug trafficking charges in Queensland related to his synthetic cannabis business.

There have also been media reports the state government is trying to seize millions of dollars worth of Wielenga’s property, which it claims was derived from drug trafficking.

He has previously faced similar charges in Victoria, but was granted diversion.

In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has granted Lightyears Ahead an interim licence to make and distribute legal highs, under a new Government-sanctioned market.

Is there a facepalm epic enough for this situation?

Rational debate of Cannabis Reform is happening all over the world.  It appears we are ready for it too.  Let’s get this started, so we’re not making some  scrote rich care of the Government extending him pretty much monopoly rights on an artificial market.

 


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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