Cannabis News




 

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.

"Let's not forget Matiria Turei stood as a candidate for ALCP  back in 1996, Yes that's right folks this year the ALCP is 21 yrs old. Ms Turei has now been the co leader of the Greens since 2009 and very little has been done with regards to Cannabis Law Reform. Now with the Greens going into partnership with the Labour Party, The issue will more than likely remain stagnant," party leader Jeff Lye said.

"We know there will be no change under a National led Government and Gareth Morgans Opportunities Party has other policies that will take precedence over Cannabis Law Reform. The rest of the political parties don't have a lot to say on the issue basically 'sitting on the fence'."




 

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.
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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..

Mr Gregory attended the Auckland protest and spoke with many of those there about the Cannabis Party's policy

He will also be speaking at J-Day in Auckland on May 6th..

 




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.

For more information visit: www.druglawed.com




 

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.

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