Legalisation of cannabis

Legalisation of cannabis

Cannabis is less harmful than alcohol and many other drugs, and its users should not be treated like criminals. Police resources are wasted on prohibiting cannabis when it instead can be legalised and taxed for the benefit of society.

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  • Elith Snobbig
    commented 2016-11-25 16:45:16 +1300
    For a party which is all about evidence based policies it would be a good look to consider something that will be so beneficial to the country in terms of harm reduction, tax revenue, lowering crime rates and improving police relations.
  • Elith Snobbig
    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 16:45:16 +1300
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  • Jerry Cerveny
    commented 2016-11-25 16:28:27 +1300
    Legalizing recreational Cannabis would need to be strictly regulated. But in addition creating a Medicinal Cannabis industry as it is happening in many EU countries and the USA is a must. Medicinal hemp as a cure for many ailments is real and includes conditions from Cancer to Seizures Alzheimer’s and everything in-between. The hemp plant is unbelievably versatile and on a per hector land usage can produce 5x more paper then trees with a yearly harvest compared to every 15-20 years. Henry Ford even made and fuelled cars made from Hemp see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54vD_cPCQM8&list=PLV3JXJJrxll3T-8CgdDyHR_0qXv9q6yDr

    All plastics can be replaced with hemp and decompose naturally.
  • Bart Brichau
    commented 2016-11-25 14:47:33 +1300
    Let’s start with medicinal use!
  • Bart Brichau
    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 14:47:33 +1300
  • David Johnston
    commented 2016-11-25 13:07:52 +1300
    This is not only a well founded policy, but also is a good way to get the people who usually don’t vote to get out and vote.
  • David Johnston
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 13:07:52 +1300
  • Jonathan Swadling
    commented 2016-11-25 13:07:08 +1300
    Non user here and believe it is long past time cannabis was legalised. Less health/social harm is caused by cannabis than alcohol or tobacco and resources sunk into policing it could be far better spent elsewhere. Medical marijuana doesn’t cure cancer, but it is an effective analgesic and further research is merited on other uses. Time for New Zealand to grow up – it has been legalised in a number of places and civilisation didn’t end.
  • Jonathan Swadling
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 13:07:08 +1300
  • Felicia Forbes
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 13:04:56 +1300
  • Duncan Stuart
    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 13:03:19 +1300
  • Benjamin Johnstone
    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 13:00:18 +1300
  • Benjamin Johnstone
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  • Benjamin Johnstone
    commented 2016-11-25 13:00:10 +1300
  • Jakkii Goody
    commented 2016-11-25 12:53:12 +1300
    Its more than this even. Medical marijuana and marijuana products are a huge industry. It sounds ridiculous to even imagine, but what if people we currently considered “losers” could have the opportunity to really contribute through their vast experience with growing and using this herb. There are so many industries who can benefit from legalizing marijuana. there is huge export potential. I’d like to see medical marijuana being used to treat our Meth addicts who were wronged by the synthetic marijuana fiasco and really use it to heal our nations people and also heal our over forested land, provide eco friendly products and add to our export portfolio.
  • Benjamin Johnstone
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 12:47:04 +1300