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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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.


At 26/11/08 8:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol! it shows how far behind and uninformed mps are when they still think p's made with cold and flu tablets when the asains are bringing it in in its raw form and noone has to fuck around buying pills! i mean shit, you have to show id now to get em, what next, have your photo and blood type taken?

At 26/11/08 8:39 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon above is right. Most P these days is made with illegally imported precursors, not bloody over the counter cold and flu tablets! What a pointless exercise. What they should do is legalise weed so users don't have to mix with hardcore crims and are less exposed to harder drugs when they go to buy it.

At 26/11/08 10:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a pity that the "yell it loud enough and repeat it endlessly" method clearly doesn't work for Labour politicians huh buddy??

At 26/11/08 10:58 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Its a pity that the "yell it loud enough and repeat it endlessly" method clearly doesn't work for Labour politicians huh buddy??

SIGH! So true, God how I have yelled at lots of Labour people over the last 9 years.

At 26/11/08 12:58 pm, Anonymous nepenthe said...

bomber - I have to disagree with you here. It's us who are losing a bit of freedom here. I say legalize P and every other drug. if they want to fuck themselves up with P when there are plenty of better drugs out there let them. The first two commenters are right, so this will achieve fuck all anyway. The precursors to P are made in only a half dozen factories around the world. If the governments of those countires e.g., india and China bothered to tightly control what was coming out of those factories and make sure it was gong to make cold medicine instead of being sold illicitly as lots of it is then we would have no problem, but again it all comes down to corporate profits. Governments don't have the balls to stand up to these psychopathic entities, the corporations.

At 26/11/08 2:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The others are right, it'll achieve very little, bottom line is that it's a pretty simple molecule, so you're never going to stamp out production. It'll only make it harder for the average person feeding their habit to do, and to be honest I'd rather have people making their own and not forking out huge amount of money for the drug, as that's where I believe more problems arise...sure it's not good for you and doing it for days on end is a really bad idea, but it's that coupled with feeding the addition *financially* that sees violent crime increase.

As usual we're seeing an unrealistic response, IMO.

At 26/11/08 6:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not as if pseudoephedrine is essential to make P anyway. Uncle fester publishes more methods all the time.

At 27/11/08 12:13 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe a 'Celebrity' P addict like Millie Holmes, could help Havoc get the message across to the gov....but on the other hand that wouldn't really be her top priority.


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