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ALCP Announce Security Policy

ALCP Announce Security Policy

Smelling cannabis will no longer be an excuse for police to conduct warrant-less searches according to Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party policy

However, the police and Defence Force will have more funding for core services due to a redistribution of their budgets.

If ALCP is successful, these departments would no longer be involved in cannabis enforcement, freeing up funds for core police and defence work.

Party leader Julian Crawford said neither department would have its budget cut if cannabis became legal.

"Police would save over $50 million in enforcement costs if cannabis was legal, helping solve the police's budget shortfall" he said.

"This money could be reallocated to front-line policing and investigating violent crime."

Meanwhile, the Defence Force would save all the money currently spent flying Air force helicopters during the annual cannabis eradication operation.

"It is a waste of tax-payer's money to use military helicopters to search for cannabis plants," Mr Crawford said.

"Redistributing this money away from cannabis operations would help the Air Force afford new aircrafts."

ALCP are standing for parliament on September 20.


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