Shane Jones, MP Who Used Taxpayer Money to Pay For Pornography in Hotel Room, in Row Over Cannabis

Labour MP Shane Jones has been told off by the Ratana Church for becoming embroiled in a row over the legalisation of marijuana during last week's celebrations. Jones clashed with the leader of a pro-cannabis party after he made an impassioned speech in favour of the drug's legalisation on Friday.
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Here is a well written opinion peice from the NZ Herald: Paul Thomas: Better to declare a truce in war on drugs
Is this the beginning of the end of the War on Drugs? Uruguay has legislated to decriminalise marijuana. Colorado and Washington state are following suit. And this week Barack Obama became the first American president to depart from prohibitionist orthodoxy.
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