Welcome to the Cannabis Party

"Vote to grow the economy and grow your future. It is my team's priority to change the cannabis laws as soon as possible, especially for medical use."

Leader:
Alistair Gregory

 

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.

 

Party Vote: Cannabis Party

 Latest News:


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





 

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





Peter Dunne is facing possible jail time after he admitted being a party to the illegal importation of cannabis based medicine Elixinol.

The fact Peter Dunne broke the law proves that medical cannabis needs to be produced in New Zealand, Mt Albert candidate Abe Gray said..

"Lawyer Sue Grey, along with top government scientists, are taking the Minister of Health and Minister of Customs to court to argue it is illegal to prevent New Zealand hemp growers extracting CBD medicines," he said.





The National and Labour parties only support pharmaceutical cannabinoids and have no intention of allowing medical cannabis in its natural form, the Cannabis Party says.

National is considering reducing the bureaucracy for pharmaceutical product Sativex, however it will still be too expensive for most Kiwi's to afford, according to Mt Albert candidate Abe Gray.

the Labour party previously blocked moves by the late Helen Kelly to launch a referendum about medical cannabis. Gray said Andrew Little even denied knowledge of Labour's private member's bill to create a referendum, even though the draft legislation was leaked by The Cannabis Party.





 

The Cannabis Party is entering the race for the Mt Albert by-election after radio personality Abe Gray threw his hat in the ring.

Gray is a well known radio DJ with a weekly slot on Radio Hauraki's popular breakfast show, hosted by Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells.

Gray is leading the charge for a binding referendum on cannabis laws in New Zealand,  which was vocally promoted by the late Helen Kelly.





 

National MP Nikki Kaye has lent her voice to the medicinal cannabis debate, saying her experience with breast cancer has changed her views.

In an interview with Newshub, Ms Kaye says she's happy to be back at work having stepped down from her ministerial roles in September last year following her diagnosis.

She says her treatment has given her something back - an intense love for her family and a re-think on some health issues, one of which is medicinal cannabis.





An Auckland state house tenant has escaped eviction for growing and smoking marijuana for pain relief, Radio New Zealand reports.

The station said Ida Murrie, 61, was arrested last year for growing cannabis in her Housing New Zealand home.

"Ms Murrie struggles to walk. She said she was in constant pain and cannabis provided relief," RNZ said.





Sick New Zealanders might not need to jump through so many hoops to obtain some cannabis-based medicines if a Nelson lawyer wins her battle against the Government.

Sue Grey says she has the backing of a leading government scientist who says CBD based medicines should not be restricted because CBD isn't covered under the Misuse of Drugs Act

Grey intends to challenge the Government in the High Court if it doesn't change its legal classification of cannabidiol, or CBD.





A cannabis user has filed a complaint against police for what he claims was inhumane treatment following a recent arrest.

Whangarei man Nathan Tucker said he spent six hours in police cells and was denied food, water, and medicine during that time.

He has now lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).





A recently-discovered cannabis-like substance naturally produced by our brains could play a role in treating Parkinson's disease.

University of Auckland researchers will attempt to unravel the complex processes involved in the release of dopamine - and how what are called endocannabinoids might influence them.

Dopamine is a chemical transmitter that underlies many of our basic behaviours, including movement, but much about the mechanism that determines the timing and size of its release remains unknown.



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