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Zero political appetite for cannabis

Zero political appetite for cannabis


There is zero prospect of cannabis being made legal under the current parliament, according to the Drug Foundation.

Drug Foundation Ross Bell told Duncan Garner that "There is zero appetite in politics to be championing any reform to the drug laws".

A survey conducted by RadioLive found 86% of respondents wanted cannabis to be legal while only 3% wanted cannabis to remain illegal. 11% favoured decriminalisation.

"Parliament is out of touch with the will of the people on the cannabis issue," Cannabis Party by-election candidate Maki Herbert said.

"This is why it's important Northland voters elect the Cannabis Party on March 28th. We are the only party committed to legalising and regulating cannabis."

Duncan Garner informed Ross Bell that cannabis was legal in North Korea but banned in New Zealand.

"It makes a mockery of the belief that New Zealand is a free country," Maki Herbert said.


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