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Stop The Arrests - National Day of Action

Stop The Arrests - National Day of Action

WHEN: 17th September 2016 (4 - 5PM)

WHERE: Police stations nationwide

WHY
Public support: Polls now show that two-thirds of New Zealanders want to end criminal penalties for cannabis possession, and up to 82% support medical use.

Diverts police attention away from real crime: The police claim to be under-resourced but still place a high priority on busting pot smokers. There is a cannabis arrest every 30 minutes on average, while most crimes that have victims remain unsolved. Those who do get caught resent a legal system that punishes them for behaviour that does not affect other people, and the police are further alienated for defending an unpopular, unjust and unworkable law.

Too Many Smokers to Arrest!: Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders use cannabis, and very few abuse it. Arresting these otherwise law-abiding citizens serves no legitimate purpose, extends government into inappropriate areas of our lives, and causes enormous harm to the lives, careers and families of the thousands of cannabis smokers arrested every year. Far more harm is caused by cannabis prohibition than by the use of cannabis itself.

Facebook event - www.facebook.com/events/1725009464454624

List of confirmed locations (more to come):
Whangarei: www.facebook.com/events/1776562685923325
Auckland: www.facebook.com/events/1064027727012049
South Auckland: www.facebook.com/events/1054526427964544
Hamilton: www.facebook.com/events/1609924025966873
Tauranga: www.facebook.com/events/674177052741319
Rotorua: www.facebook.com/events/1753499524929032
Gisborne: www.facebook.com/events/317964735206460
Wellington: www.facebook.com/events/235190223548514
Nelson: www.facebook.com/events/1749915058629341
Stoke: www.facebook.com/events/1159667677436521
Motueka: www.facebook.com/events/1009808669147720
Greymouth: www.facebook.com/events/302739450099031
Richmond: www.facebook.com/events/1220732091311112
Timaru: www.facebook.com/events/350781415310207

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