Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


MP must exit business selling speed substitutes

MP must exit business selling speed substitutes

Bill English - National Leader

Green MP Nandor Tanczos should sell out of his Hemp Store business or have products being sold as ecstasy substitutes removed from its shelves, says National Leader Bill English.

“It is very serious for an MP to be involved in a business that is essentially promoting ecstasy. We can’t have an MP involved around the edges of illegal drugs distribution,” Mr English said.

His comments follow reports that the Hemp Store, part-owned by Nandor Tanczos, is selling ecstasy substitutes and other products designed to be taken before and after ecstasy to enhance its effects.

“The Greens leadership should take very seriously Nandor Tanczos’ involvement in this business.
“It is totally unacceptable for an MP to be making profit out of promoting the use of an illegal drug like ecstasy. There should not be any need to question the involvement of a politician in an activity related to serious drugs.
“Nandor Tanczos has taken his crusade for the liberalisation of drugs way past the limit of acceptability. He owes the public and the Green Party an explanation, and ignorance of the products in his store is not an excuse.

“Many young people will not recognise the difference between illegal dealing in ecstasy and activities of the Hemp Store. That is why Mr Tanczos must remove the product or get out of the business,” Mr English said.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

NZEI: Primary Teachers And Principals Vote To Reject Offers

Primary teachers and principals have resoundingly rejected the Government’s latest collective agreement offers...

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said members had sent a clear message that the offers did not address concerns about the growing teacher shortage, time to teach and support for children with additional learning needs. More>>


No Confidence In GWRC: Bus Drivers Vote For Strike Next Month

The Wellington Tramways Union today voted overwhelmingly for bus drivers to strike because of the breakdown in negotiations with the Wellington bus operators. More>>


Unanimous: MP Pay Freeze Bill Passes

“The Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment legislation, to freeze the pay of MPs for one year, has been passed unanimously by the House today." More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Party Of No Ideas

The striking thing about the issues that have had political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them. To date, Her Majesty’s Opposition have been entirely focussed on failings in Beehive management.. More>>


America's Cup: Environment Court Grants Consents

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “I welcome today’s decision by the Environment Court to grant consent for the bases and associated infrastructure to host the 36th America’s Cup." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice. Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted... More>>


Medical: New Surgical Mesh Safeguards

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More>>


Handley Handling: Fired Chief Technology Officer Releases Communications

In the interests of drawing a line on this issue, today I am releasing a detailed timeline of events and all of the emails and texts between myself and Clare Curran, and myself and the Prime Minister about the role and my move back to New Zealand. More>>





InfoPages News Channels