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ALCP Policy supported by 20% of Kiwis

ALCP Policy supported by 20% of Kiwis

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is the only political party representing the 20 per cent of New Zealanders who want cannabis legalised.

A Herald-DigiPoll showed 20 per cent of respondents favoured legal cannabis, over 30 per cent supported decriminalisation and 45 per cent wanted to maintain prohibition.

While Internet Mana and the Greens were targeting the decriminalisation demographic, ALCP was the only party catering to the legalisation demographic.

"We only need a quarter of the Party Votes from those who support legalisation to cross the 5 per cent threshold. ALCP are ideally suited to holding the balance of power and forming a confidence and supply agreement with either Labour or National," ALCP leader Julian Crawford said.

"Legalisation benefits the public by bringing in much needed revenue and regulations, while decriminalisation still leaves much of the supply-chain in the hands of the black-market."

Mr Crawford said a constitutional objective of ALCP was to "elect competent men and women to Parliament" and he believes that single-policy/multi-issue parties like ALCP were the future of MMP politics.

The poll was conducted from June 6 to 15, with a sample size of 750 and a margin of error of 3.6 per cent. (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11283416)

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