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NORML talks with David Lange - now online

National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in New Zealand, Inc.
24 August 2005

Climbing the Marijuana Mountain - NORML talks with David Lange - now online

Former Prime Minister David Lange revealed his support for marijuana legalisation in a 1993 interview with then-NORML News editor Nandor Tanczos.

"Climbing the Marijuana Mountain - NORML talks with David Lange", was published in the Summer 1993 edition of NORML News magazine. We now present online many of David Lange's best quotes from that issue, including:

"So long as you have prohibition, you can't solve the problem."

"So long as the production of it [cannabis], the growing, the selling, the distribution of it remains unlawful....it becomes, by reason of its illegality, a valuable substance, and there's a lot at stake. And people therefore do things like kill for it - I mean that's not an exaggeration, that's the truth."

"No-one goes and breaks into your house to grab your home brew. But I'm sure that they would come into your house and grab your plants if you were growing cannabis."

Read more of David Lange's support for marijuana legalisation, online at http://www.norml.org.nz

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