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Dunne's shameful attitude the 'real nuisance' says ALCP

Dunne's shameful attitude the 'real nuisance' says ALCP


Peter Dunne's attitude towards cannabis is the "real nuisance" to New Zealanders seeking legitimate medicine, says the leader of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Julian Crawford.

This shameful attitude shown to suffering children by Associate Health Minister Dunne should show how seriously he takes the job and Mr Crawford called for him to step down immediately.

The ALCP was distressed to see Mr Dunne rejecting calls from parents and medical professionals for the right to use medical marijuana therapies where they have been shown to work overseas.

“In New Zealand today otherwise normal, law-abiding parents are choosing to break the law to get medicinal cannabis for their children, with some even emigrating so their children can receive medical cannabis prescriptions,” Mr Crawford said.

“Does Mr Dunne not understand that the chairman of the New Zealand Medical Association, the Commissioner for Children and the Dean of Health Sciences at AUT are among a host of professionals who say we should have trials of medical cannabis?

“Does he not understand that Canada has had medical marijuana for years, and 22 American states now do the same, along with countries around the world. Close at hand Norfolk Islands has just announced licensing for a medical marijuana industry, and political interest is also being shown in Australia”.

Mr Crawford said the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party was strongly behind such groups as Mothers for Medical Marijuana who are lobbying for medical cannabis and the party policy provides for research scholarships and clinical trials.

He said it was time Mr Dunne rejoined the real world, or gave up gracefully and retired.

ENDS

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