COMMENT:

The remark triggered hearty laughter from the audience.

"I was born in 1965: I'm as old as prohibition," Justice Minister Andrew Little said.

On record as a pro-legaliser, Little was addressing the crowd at the Drug Foundation symposium last week. The audience overwhelmingly supported legalisation and regulation of the personal use of cannabis.

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He took us through the pros and cons for change from a public health and safety perspective. All points that had been well-traversed in the media and would likely continue to be in the lead up to next year's referendum.

While I applauded politely, Little's

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