Dumb Drug Laws on P
Tougher rules to combat 'P'
The Government wants tougher rules on the sale of cold and flu tablets containing pseudoephedrine as part of its suite of proposals to crack down on P. Police Minister Judith Collins said yesterday officials will report to her in March about possible options for tightening the rules. Ms Collins did not want to pre-judge the report, which would have to take into account privacy and cost implications, plus the impact on pharmacies. However, she indicated New Zealand was unlikely to go as far as the United Kingdom, which was considering whether to make pseudoephedrine a prescription-only medicine.
Oh. For. The. Love. Of. Christ! Mike Havoc has been banging this drum for fucking years with John Key on their weekly interview on bFM – he has been pointing out to Key that the focus should be on the ingredients and take on the legal pushers of P rather than ridiculously harsh sentences on the users of the bloody stuff. Chronic users are sick addicts, sick addicts need treatment – you don’t get treatment in prison, and it’s only after the 100th time from Havoc saying this that Key has started listening – well that at least it shows if you yell it loud enough and repeat it endlessly a National Party politician will eventually get it so that’s a positive, note however Judith won’t dare risk her mates in the pharmaceutical industry profit margins by making it a prescription only drug – which is exactly what they should be doing! The focus has to be on the ingredients, not harsher sentences for users, force the legal pushers to tighten up and target the gangs shipping the pseudoephedrine into Auckland, throwing more and more addicts into mACTional’s private prison industry is not the solution.