[First filed: August 21, 2008 @ 09:19]
It is with a great deal of amusement that we note an ABC story in which one Richard Mulcahy MLA, formerly of the Tobacco Institute of Australia, is legislating for a ban on the sale of bongs, ice pipes and other drug paraphernalia:
- “Mr Speaker, this bill will not solve all issues related to illicit drugs in our community not even close,” he said.
“It will however be a step in the right direction and enshrine in legislation the principle that the ACT does not believe that we should facilitate the use of illegal drugs”
Because if people are smoking this stuff anyway do you want them doing it with well constructed gear? Or something they’ve lashed together out of hoses and tin foil?
UPDATED: ABC radio reports that the Bill was supported by the Liberals but defeated by Labor and the Greens. The online report is now up.