Friday, January 22, 2010

Andrei Surprise - New Zealand's laws discriminate against criminals

Get this optimist before the courts for possession of cannabis and possession for supply who is arguing laws such as the Misuse of Drugs Act discriminate against users of the drug.

He is claiming such laws breach New Zealand's Bill of Rights.

The father of New Zealand's Bill of Rights, you may recall was Sir Geoffrey Palmer, a notable wowser who if he had his way would restrict the sale of wine in supermarkets so it would be a superb irony if his brainchild was used to legalize cannabis use.

But I don't see that happening.

1 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

That's an interesting defence - "you've made something I use illegal, therefore I am being discriminated against".

Would it be apt to ask "what is he smoking?"

On the other hand, if he wins, it leaves the way open to never ban anything, ever again. I can see a few libertarians getting excited.

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