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ALCP welcomes moves towards cannabis reform

ALCP welcomes moves towards cannabis reform

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes news that the Greens will push for cannabis law reform in any post election negotiations, but says their policy does not go far enough.

ALCP leader Julian Crawford said this election was shaping up to be a battle between decriminalisation and legalisation of cannabis.

“While the Greens called for decriminalisation of personal use, it is not a bottom line,” he said.

“A vote for the ALCP ensures both personal and commercial legalisation, which will be a bottom line in coalition negotiations.”

Mr Crawford said by licensing, regulating and taxing the commercial production and sale of cannabis, the black market would be defeated and the revenue from legal weed could fund new schools.

“Everyone should have the right to grow a few cannabis plants in their own home or apply for a licence to produce large scale commercial amounts,” he said,

“My concern is that decriminalisation would not solve the supply-side problems and could allow gangs to continue selling cannabis.”

Colorado, a state with 5 million residents, was reporting revenue of around $1 million per day since legalisation a month ago, with the market growing rapidly.

ALCP would like to help form the next coalition government to strengthen the hand of New Zealand's 400,000 regular cannabis consumers.


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