Police and public aid organised crime, ALCP say
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) are
questioning the cost effectiveness of the annual police
campaign against outdoor cannabis.
"Northland police are
calling on locals to 'Rope a Dope' but they have not
mentioned that the annual irradiation operation costs
taxpayers over $100 million each year," ALCP Spokesman
Steven Wilkinson said.
"The cost to the Air Force of
running helicopters is also thousands of dollars per hour
while they combat a plant which is one of the safest
medically active substances known."
The War on Cannabis in
New Zealand has done nothing to stop the availability of
cannabis for youth and it has inflated the profits for
organised criminals dealing in the black market.
are police playing into the hands of gangs and organised
criminals by conducting the annual cannabis operation, any
member of the public who helps police find cannabis is
helping organised criminals profit from the resulting price
boost for indoor cannabis," Mr Wilkinson
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