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Jeremy Sare: Drug driving limits

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Very few scientists become politicians, and this is hardly surprising.

A scientist will usually only present a new finding once it has be

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

"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 

 

See on blogs.bmj.com

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