Let's talk about pot
Bud, chronic, dak, dope, ganja, grass, maryjane, reefer and skunk. We all know the slang terms for cannabis. Half of us have tried it, and one-in-eight uses it regularly.
But is cannabis a glorified gateway to harder drugs and suicide, or some sort of herbal cure-all, benignly bestowed by Mother Nature? Should we be selling it from Courtenay Place cafes, or cracking down harder on cannabis smokers and growers?
The New Zealand Drug Foundation wants to start a national conversation about cannabis. We think it’s high time we took cannabis out of the ‘too-hard basket’ and talked about it sensibly and honestly. We’re making a start.