Sunday, December 17, 2006


Push to ban sale of drug paraphenalia

`The Federal Government wants to ban the sale of marijuana pipes and so-called “cocaine kits”.

But the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Christopher Pyne, admits he faces an uphill battle.

His demand for a ban follows a meeting of the National Cannabis Strategy Group six months ago which called for “closer and more appropriate regulation of drug paraphernalia”.

He said he was concerned regular display of such equipment in shops reduced public concern about the impact of drugs on young people and sent a tacit signal the Government approved of drug use.’

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