To the Minister for Justice, the Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
I am not a drug user/taker (apart from prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, the occassional coffee and alcohol. I have tried a puff of marijuana maybe twice in my life (I am 34), and I have never had even a puff of a cigarette). However I am a concerned citizen. I do not believe legislation (and if enforcement is able to be adequately and systematically enforced) to ban species of plants is based on rational or evidence based policies.
What do I mean by rational policy/legislation? "A policy is rational if it realises the desired goals; rationality is determined by the outcomes of the decision process, not by people's intentions". (Clark, T.W. , The Policy Process - A practical guide for natural resource professionals, Yale University Press, New Haven & Loudon)