Focus on the Land
Party-goers want bang for buck
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Re: Drivel, not ‘fair comment’; and Cheap shot, absolute nonsense — Sept 11.
Firstly, I’m not trying to “champion” wacky baccy. The stuff has caused me enough trials and tribulations over my lifetime and I would be among the first to support claims that use by children and teenagers causes dangerous mental health issues.
My comments were based on the observation I offered up for discussion, that the East Coast — for better or worse — has a reputation for tolerance of weed. I suggested that hard-working and stressed townies associated a trip to the coast to attend Rythym & Vines as an opportunity to lay back and relax, secure in the fact that they were not in a part of the country where they were going to have to behave like they probably have had to all year in order to keep their jobs.
I suggested that if you come down too hard with anti-drug hoo ha you might make them decide to go somewhere else to spend their relaxation dollars.
These kind of events cost a lot to attend and the party-goers want the biggest bang for their buck.
Whether you do-gooders like it or not, drugs have and will always be part of society.
Things go in cycles. R&V has gone from strength to strength due to the tremendous efforts of the organisers. The whole town has come to rely on the event as a source of income.
And, yes, I do have a lot of time on my hands. I am doing my best to avoid using that time to make a bit of cash Coastie style but what are people supposed to do when no one wants to hire them and they are left sitting at home with time on their hands?
I don’t claim to be an expert on anything except hard work. That I’m up on. The comments I make are merely my opinion and I am exercising my right to voice my opinion because I kept quiet for most of my life and said nothing, as I watched the supposed experts stuff it up.
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