Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Greencross Support Medical Marijuana No Conviction

Greencross Supports No Conviction For Medical Marijuana Patient

GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group Inc. is pleased to see that Judges now accept a degree of medical defense for the cultivation of cannabis as evidenced by the recent prosecution of a Christchurch businessman caught with a high tech computer controlled hydroponic grow operation.

GreenCross coordinator Greg Soar believes that apart from the medical evidence that was part of the Judges reasoning was the fact other people relied upon Mr. Jackson for employment and that hardship would be caused if the company was to fail.

"It surely must therefore go without saying that a person who faces death from cancer, AIDS or some other ailment would be discharged without conviction on the grounds that to die or live a diminished quality of life would be a hardship even more so than people losing jobs or income" said Mr. Soar.

GreenCross applauds the decision not to convict Mr. Jackson and hope that those with genuine medical need are now to be treated in the same manner as Mr. Jackson.

Will Mr. Leo Danger and Mr. Neville Yates, who currently face prosecution for medicinal cannabis offences, be afforded the same compassion as Mr. Jackson or will we see a division between the rich and the poor?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election