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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:34 pm    Post subject: New Zealand: Cops get the message on cannabis. Reply with quote

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Friday, 16 July 2004, 12:46 pm
Press Release: Green Party


16 July, 2004

Cops get the message on cannabis - figures prove it

Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today that new government figures demonstrating a continued fall in convictions for minor cannabis offences shows that decriminalisation of cannabis is inevitable.

In response to written parliamentary questions from Nandor to Justice Minster Phil Goff, it was revealed that 1984 people were convicted of cannabis use or possession in 2003, about half the figure recorded for 1993 where it peaked at 3717.

"The New Zealand police are taking a more realistic approach to cannabis." said Nandor, the Green spokesperson for Cannabis Law Reform.

"Police have driven law reform both in the UK and in Holland, because police recognise that they have more important things to do than arrest people just for cannabis possession.

"It's time our legislation caught up with the attitude of the New Zealand public and the realisation by police that investigating cannabis offences is a waste of their time.

"I've got real concerns for the almost 2000 people who got a conviction last year for a substance that more than half of all New Zealanders have tried," said Nandor.

"While I support the police continuing to prioritise their work in this way, it does not remove the need for legislative change. Evidence already shows that Maori are seven times more likely to be convicted than their cannabis-smoking Pakeha friends. As long as it's left to police discretion this is likely to get worse.

"Simply put, no adult should be made a criminal just for personal use of cannabis."


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00280.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the rest of the world can educate the lawmakers in the USA on Cannabis issues... it seems like they are just gearing up for an even stronger fight against it(and us) lately.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just need to win the lottery now then move to New Zealand, no not really its time our respective governments treated us as grown ups capable of deciding wether we use Cannabis or not.
Bloody hypocrites is probably the nicest thing that can be said about our governments. How many people worldwide die of a direct result of tobacco smoke or alchohol or come to that prescription medication??


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If each of us grows one plant we make our peaceful point here. It takes one god given seed.
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