Government’s Response on Synthetic Cannabis “Weak”

Press Release – Dick Quax

Thursday, 31 March 2011 Government’s Response on Synthetic Cannabis “Weak” “Extremely weak” is how Dick Quax describes the government’s response, announced yesterday, that it is restricting the sale of synthetic cannabis products to people …Media Release
From Dick Quax

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Government’s Response on Synthetic Cannabis “Weak”
“Extremely weak” is how Dick Quax describes the government’s response, announced yesterday, that it is restricting the sale of synthetic cannabis products to people 18 years and over.

“About six weeks ago, I was told by the mother of a 14 year old boy her son had been able to buy Kronic at the local dairy. What I found was that about half of all dairies in Pakuranga and Howick dairies are selling products such as Kronic, Tokeroa and Herbal High, which mimic marijuana and sold in ready to smoke joints. What is most disturbing that there is currently no age restriction on this stuff.”

“Since that story appeared in the local newspapers dozens of incidents have been related to me about the dangers of smoking this stuff. Most reported young people vomiting, hallucinating, having difficulty breathing and having elevated heart rates.”

“What surprised me was that very few parents are aware that this stuff was so readily available to their youngsters. In fact most have never heard of Kronic or the other so called herbal highs.”

“One diary which is within less than one hundred metres of a school advertises openly at least three synthetic cannabis products.”

“The government ought to take a lead from other countries such as France, Germany, Finland, Australia, Korea, UK, Japan and many states in the US which have made synthetic cannabis products illegal.”

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1 comment:

  1. H, 2. April 2011, 20:10

    No. The products will be replaced with something even worse. Let’s show some tolerance for once and not simply follow what America does, the last country we should look to for sensible drug policy. If synthetic grass is banned then I expect the real thing to be legalized instead. I’m sick and tired of people demonizing things they don’t understand. The number one social problem in this country is alcohol not marijuana, and not synthetic marijuana. Finally we have a legal alternative to alcohol. Let’s make the stuff as safe as possible, restrict advertising and so on, but keep it legal. I don’t go around trying to ban your beer or wine or whatever. Live and let live.

     

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