Friday, November 19, 2004

Legalise opiates

Afghanistan: a nation abandoned to drugs

Opiates are severely less worrying than P. Legalisation would probably result in in a drop in prices but with the lead that Afghanistan has they should still do well.

Seriously.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would work except that your likely to make many other countries much less friendly towards us.
For example I hear geting napalmed is not so good for your economy. Otherwise sure you would create an export market thus solving the drugs balance of payments issue and create a good industry that unskilled labourers will want to work in.
I suggest making growing legal but sale illegal then you could really screw the foreigners while limiting hte harm done to your own country.
GeniusNZ.

19 November 2004 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Sock Thief said...

Good point. Keep the price up. Seems fair the West should pay a premium for luxury goods from devoloping countries.

19 November 2004 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Greyshade said...

on the other hand the present law allows opiates to be used medically as analgesics but outlaws cannabis for the same purpose!!!

20 November 2004 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Greyshade said...

Also note that there doesn't seem to be any law against growing opium poppies (papaver somniferum) in NZ (it features in all the sort of garden, flower arranging, whatever sites and its importation subject to only basic biosecurity regulations. I suspect you need the right climate to get decent opiate yields. Even the Dutch import their opiates.

20 November 2004 at 10:13 AM  

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