October 27, 2012

Woman found guilty of giving cannibis to her baby... via breast milk.

In New Zealand, where the senior court official said: "Child abuse is family violence in these circumstances, and it is clear this baby and its mother needed help."

20 comments:

phx said...

I suppose alcohol, tobacco or prescription drugs of various sorts would have been acceptable.

echo said...

@phx, well, yes, of course, but it's only a matter of time before the statists fix that too.

Mark O said...

Maybe having a child should require a license. Yeah. That's the ticket. We need more regulation. The little people need what I like to call "help."

Big Mike said...

I assume New Zealand permits abortion? Because based on what I understand about pot-smokers I think they'd rather abort than give up weed.

Pogo said...

People seem to like statism up until the relentless kudzu of rules ensnares them.

But by then it's too late. Now they own you. You're a slave to the state, allowed to exist only by their benevolence, your rights doled out piece by piece, and withdrawn by whim or pique.

I hope she enjoys her slavery to NZ, and that they are kind masters.

AEH said...

I feel like this would have a calming effect on the baby, but possibly in the same way having a baby stare at blank white walls all day would.

Bob Boyd said...

That baby needs to put down the milk pipe and get haircut and a job.

Julie C said...

Cannabis!? Out here in California, they call it "medicine".

As in, "I really need my big fat bong full of medicine."

How dare they call it child abuse!

edutcher said...

But, hey, it's victimless, right?

AEH said...

I feel like this would have a calming effect on the baby, but possibly in the same way having a baby stare at blank white walls all day would.

in Colonial days, mothers gave their babies a little brandy - laced with opium when they wouldn't pipe down.

Phil 3:14 said...

But what if it was "medical marijuana"?

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Defining violence down, to paraphrase the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Defining violence down, to paraphrase the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

phx said...

New Zealanders...they got their own ways.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Let's take a closer look at that drug delivery system.

EDH said...

"Child abuse is family violence in these circumstances..."

Similac is peace

Freedom is slavery

Ignorance is strength

jr565 said...

If they don't get her for giving her kid cannibis through breast milk, they'll get her for making her child fat because of all of the junk food he'll need to combat the munchies.

phx said...

New York children will not be able to nurse from anything larger than 40D.

Eric said...

Lot of loopy decisions coming out of NZ lately. Maybe the judges are using Cannabis as well.

YoungHegelian said...

I had a 12 hour workday yesterday; two client site visits, shopping & house prep for the hurricane today.

So, brain in a fog, I sit down for my daily Althouse read and what do I see:

Woman found guilty of giving cannibals to her baby.

It took me a bit to read it correctly, but my faith in humanity was there on the edge for that little while, let me tell you.

chris said...

@Pogo. NZ is far more free than America. I can call by PM a series of obscene perjoratives, in public or on a blog, and no one cares. You get scored on inventiveness.

In the US of A you get arrested.

And Marihuana is illegal here. There are no laws for medical pot.

Go do something good, like voting the bastards turning your country into a banana republic out.