The ODT reports:
The new Minister for Regulatory Reform, Rodney Hide, is asking the public for ideas on what regulatory regimes he should scrap or modify.
Well, here’s a challenge for Rodders. He’s long been a supporter of cannabis law reform – just ask Liberty Scott, who blogged this – one of the few things you and I agree on Scott.
So if he’s wanting a public response on regulations that are unnecessary and waste public money, how about suggesting that he should get the new Government to support the repeal of the prohibition of possession of cannabis for personal use.
This silly law wastes heaps of resources in three Government Departments (Police, Courts, and Corrections), and makes criminals out of people who do no harm to anyone or anything.
Seems I also have the support of Steve Pierson at The Standard on this – it could be a cross-party campaign to finally get rid of this stupid law. Rodders just has to persuade the Nats, supposedly the other party of individual liberty, to get behind it and it’s a done deal. Greens+ACT+Nats = a majority.
Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.