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Robson's Refer Madness


Sadly it is not a new concept for politicians to distorted the truth for political gain. This in itself is a practice that can only be described as somewhat less than honest. When politicians distort the truth in relation to medical issues it is nothing less than shameful.

Matt Robson has stooped to this shameful level of politics. It appears that he has deliberately tried to misinform the public of New Zealand regarding cannabis and mental health problems. When politicians feed our citizens, which include youth, with inaccuracies on cannabis how can we be expected to make wise decisions?

Mr. Robson is reported as saying "Dr Walsh said there is a need for further education about the strong link between using cannabis and mental illness but all such education programmes are undermined by the endless calls for decriminalisation by parties that fail our young and our future.” These comments were later confirmed as an inaccurate representation of what Dr Walsh had said by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group of NZ Inc. calls upon Mr. Robson to publicly apologise for this shameful misrepresentation of what was said by Dr Walsh. It is precisely this sort of dishonesty that prevents people who have medical support for cannabis use from legally medicating with it. While some choose to medicate illegally the black-market cost means many suffer as they must go without due to financial reasons.

It would appear that Matt Robson is happy to misinform our youth in regard to cannabis and this can only lead to more harm.

Shame on you Mr. Robson. You have failed our youth.

Greg Soar

Director

GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group of NZ Inc.


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