Welcome to the Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party is a political party with over 20 year experience in New Zealand politics. A vote for the Cannabis Party is a vote to:

  • 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.


The Cannabis Party is standing in the 2017 General Election. With 100,000 Party Votes, the Cannabis Party could reach 5% of the Party Vote and have MPs elected to enact the party's policy. That is just 1500 votes per electorate.

The Cannabis Party is the only party that has stood for Parliament in every General Election and By-election since MMP began in New Zealand, back in 1996.

General Elections:


  • Mt Roskill By-election 2016
  • Northland By-election 2015
  • Christchurch East By-election 2013
  • Ikaroa-Rāwhiti By-election 2013
  • Te Tai Tokerau By-election 2011
  • Botany By-election 2011
  • Mana By-election 2010
  • Mt Albert By-election 2009
  • Te Tai Hauauru By-election 2004
  • Taranaki-King Country By-election 1998


 Core Principles:


1. Truth: We support honest, transparent government, making rational decisions based on the best scientific and empirical evidence available.

2. Freedom: We support personal responsibility and freedom of choice.

3. Justice: We support the rule of law, upheld by common law courts and an impartial justice system.

4. Peace: We support non-violent conflict resolution and the non-aggression principle.

5. Ecology: We support protections for the natural environment and conservation of native plant and animal species.

6. Commerce: We support economic growth, fiscal responsibility and job creation based on a sound supply of money.

7. Te Tiriti o Waitangi: We support the principles embodied in Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi).

8. Limited Authority: We support constitutional limits to the powers of the state, particularly where they undermine human rights or national sovereignty.

9. Personal Beliefs: We support the free exercise of religion or spiritual beliefs without involvement from the state.

10. Democracy: We support participatory democracy, representative government and parliamentary procedure.