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April 5 2014Conservatives say Legal Highs a Low Point

April 5 2014Conservatives say Legal Highs a Low Point

As communities protest against legal high legislation the Conservative Party is continuing its call for a complete ban of the harmful substances. Unlike other parties in parliament it is absolutely opposed to the idea that 'highs' should be legalised.

“This is clearly a case where personal freedoms come at a cost to the community at large," says Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig. "Intervention in such cases is entirely justified. The legalisation and proliferation of these mind altering substances is a new low point for our communities.”

“We applaud the Christchurch and Hamilton City Councils in severely restricting the sale of synthetic cannabis. This is an example, once again, of councillors and the community picking up the pieces from failed parliamentary policy” says Mr Craig. “Once again Parliament have failed to show leadership,” he says.

“New Zealand is the only country in the world to adopt a pre-market clinical trial regime for recreational drugs. This sort of social experimentation is not in the best interests of the young and the vulnerable in our society. For their sake, and for the future of our communities, we must take action”, says Mr Craig. "This is another social experiment that is sure to fail."

The Conservative Party will work for an across-party accord to secure an outright ban on legal highs if elected to Parliament in September.

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