The NSW government spent half a million on the stoner sloth campaign and just contributed to the problem because the campaign validates the kind of judgmental behavior that often makes young people take more drugs and harder drugs.

I’ve been the stoner sloth, and I’ve been working in drug recovery for decades, and I know it’s time to stop wasting money on judgment and fear-based campaigns and time to start looking at how to recapture what marijuana (and other drugs) deliver instead. This is the way forward.