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Cannabis Challenge To Global Climate Change

The Mild Greens say that the bad news from Shangai Science Conference on Global Climate Change shows urgent work is needed to reverse the effects of "human activity" over the last 50 or so years.

Social Ecologist, Kevin O'Connell, said that he was appalled at the apathy in New Zealand society and the unthinking use and abuse of private cars. "Indiscriminate use of fossil fuels is producing the global climate threat - it is wrong to have an economy based on destruction".

"The precautionary principle needs to be applied - and we need to start using plant material as a fuel source."

"Why is it that the Green Party of Aotearoa silent about alternative fuels, GROWN FROM THE SOIL?", said Mr O'Connell.

Hemp trials were stalled in New Zealand (despite their "approval in principle" late last year), because of invalid police and customs "concerns" about the THC content. The Mild Greens say public leadership in New Zealand Parliament is dismally failing in its advocacy of "natural justice" and common sense in respect of the cannabis-hemp plant.

Co-leader of the Mild Greens, Blair Anderson, who in Wellington for tomorrow's 'youth cannabis' forum at Parliament, said that "cannabis-hemp prohibition is an gross abuse of global consciousness, and socio-ecological reality"

"But New Zealand has the opportunity to lead the world in reversing the damage".

Submissions on Parliament's inquiry into cannabis prohibition imminently close on February 7th.

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