Mt Roskill by-election candidate Brandon Stronge is calling on all other candidates to state their position on cannabis legalisation.
Stronge said this Sunday's candidates debate, 7pm at Lynfeild Community Church, would be the ideal time for Parmjeet Parmar and Michael Wood to share their views on cannabis laws.
“I am calling on my fellow candidates to have an honest and open discussion about cannabis. Failing to address the topical issue of medical cannabis would be a sign of weakness,” he said.
“The Cannabis Party has a clear plan for legal medical cannabis, that is lacking from all parliamentary parties.”
Stronge said the entire pacific coast of the US has already legalised cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. He would like to see a similar regulatory system in New Zealand.