Welcome to the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party


Jeff Lye

"We dont have to borrow money to make our economy work, when its based on the lucrative cannabis industry. The cannabis market is worth over a billion dollars a year and if legalised and licenced would return $150 million in GST alone."


Our policy will:

  • End to the war on cannabis - saving taxpayers $400 million per year.

  • Legalise the personal use and cultivation of cannabis at home.

  • Legalise the medical use of cannabis for a wide range of conditions.

  • Legalise the commercial sale of cannabis in a regulated marketplace.

  • Use industrial hemp to produce a wide range of environmentally friendly products.


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If your basing your vote around the pro-Cannabis movement then there is only one logical party to vote for and that is the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. The A.L.C.P is the only political party that has cannabis law reform as it's number one priority.


The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party turns 21 this year and is optimistic for change.

The Party applauds Ross Bell from the Drug Foundation organising a conference on Drug Law Reform at Parliament last week.

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party wishes Abe Gray all the best with the The Opportunities Party, but thinks he is being overly optimistic about its chances of success.

ALCP Leader Jeff Lye said TOP was a new party that would probably fail to make the 5% threshold.

Lye said new parties usually fade away after one election cycle and generally do not keep going to give it another go, once they fail to gain MPs.

Executive officers:

Leader: Jeff Lye
Deputy leader: Maki Herbert
Acting President: Fred Macdonald
Acting Secretary: Irinka Britnell
Treasurer: Paula Lambert
Te iwi Maori manager: Maki Herbert
Auckland manager: Vacant
Central North Island manager: Jamie Dombroski
Wellington manager: Ants Heath
South Island Managers: Michael Britnell
Sergeant at Arms: Michael Appleby

The Cannabis Party is pleased to announce a speaking tour by a prominent US legalisation author.
Dr David Bearman, authour of 'Drugs are not the devil's tools', will be touring the country in May.
Detail are below:

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has a Special General Meeting on the 14th of May 2017 @ 4pm via Skype for members and new members wanting to join.

If you would like to join in please contact secretary@cannabis.org.nz for details.

We are looking for members keen to be a candidate in the up and coming General Elections


About 200 protesters turned out in Auckland on Saturday for a rally in favour of medicinal cannabis.

They gathered in Aotea Square in the CBD at midday before marching down Queen St at 1pm.

Organisers want safe, legal and affordable access to cannabis, and invited others around the country to organise coinciding marches.

Medical Cannabis rallies were held around New Zealand on Saturday April 22nd 2017.

"I can feel the tide is turning," Cannabis Party Leader Alistair Gregory said..

Arik Reiss, Director of Druglawed 1 and Druglawed 2 is a feature documentary comprising 5 episodes. Episode 1: "Scientist" is filmed on location in Israel, featuring Professor Raphael Mechoulam, the pioneering biochemist who discovered the molecular structure of cannabis and human endocannabinoid system. As a result of his fifty years of groundbreaking research, Israel now has the largest and most advanced state-sponsored medical cannabis program in the world.


On Duncan Garner’s Radio show Monday morning, our Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the current special approvals scheme.

Just 2 days before an Oncologist on the TV3 show “The Nation” suggested that about half his Cancer patients were using Cannabis. It would be safe to assume that none of them were using legal options as they were not cost effective. Sativex contains perhaps $180 dollars equivalent of Raw Cannabis, for the cost of over $1000

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