Hmmn, prohibition, yeah that works so well, let’s do it some more. Didn’t prohibition of alcohol work so well in the USA? And hasn’t prohibition of cannabis stopped people smoking pot? So I am sure the BZP party pill ban will be just as successful.
I’ve never taken a party pill in my life, probably never will. But I am not convinced that the level of harm they cause has been proven to be high enough to warrant prohibition.
According to Frog, United Future and not convinced a ban will work, likewise of course for the Greens. Sadly National looks set to support Jim Anderton on this issue, even though I know views in Caucus are widespread. A pity it can’t be a conscience vote.
No Right Turn makes the excellent point:
Number of New Zealanders killed by alcohol: over one thousand a year.
Number of New Zealanders killed by tobacco: 5000 a year.
Number of New Zealanders killed by BZP: none.
And that is on a user base of 250,000 NZers who use party pills.