Very few scientists become politicians, and this is hardly surprising.
A scientist will usually only present a new finding once it has be
"Clearly the politics here is to have a fixed view of the average drug driver, a dodgy, hooded geezer who thinks nothing of smoking a spliff, or snorting a line before getting behind the wheel and terrorising pedestrians. It is certainly not the middle class, suburban dweller/voter who takes a mild benzodiazepine or codeine based medicine."
And this is the misleading message communicated by New Zealand’s Drug Driving Campaign – a knee jerk populist approach to a more complex issue!
And one that demonises illicit drug users
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