With marijuana legalisation in the news, I see a lot of trash talk about booze.

People love to compare weed with alcohol. People think booze makes the weed look good. Binge drinking is often described as our national shame. The argument goes like this. Booze is bad but it's legal. Cannabis is illegal and not as bad as booze. So we should make it legal too.

But is booze that bad? Aren't we a nation built on drinking? Built by drinkers. When I look around New Zealand I see the greatest country in the world. A wealthy little battler