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Regulation And Prohibition - Same Wedge

Regulation And Prohibition Different Ends Of Same Wedge

Newly formed action group 'Justice and Action on Hash' condemns the recent comments of both sides of the cannabis debate regarding the STA's petition against decriminalisation. JAH supports the full and unregulated legalisation of cannabis.

"Marijuana use is a natural right," said JAH's President Neale Jones today. "Every individual is the owner of his own body and his own life. It is therefore each person's right as a rational being to put into it whatever he or she likes, which includes intoxicating herbs. Either that or the state owns your body, which is otherwise known as slavery"

Spokesman Jimmy Leadbeater added, "the fact that supposed anti-prohibitionists such as Deborah Morris and NORML call for 'common ground' and 'government regulation' show that they're just advocating the thin end of the same wedge"

"The battle for the sacred freedom to light up will not be won by pathetic pragmatists. It will only be won if fought passionately on the moral battlefield," quipped Jones. "It's time groups like NORML got their noses out of my lifestyle decisions and started campaigning for freedom, not more regulation"

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Neale Jones
President Justice and Action on Hash
dionysus@paradise.net.nz
021 138 0283


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