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What’s the cost? A lifetime.

What’s the cost? A lifetime.

What is the cost of a cannabis conviction?  A young person given a conviction for cannabis posession at a young age loses education opportunities, future jobs, and overseas travel opportunities.

This is not fair given 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis and gotten away with it and is another reason to be voting Yes.

Why you should vote Yes – Nándor Tánczos

Why you should vote Yes – Nándor Tánczos

It doesn’t matter if you are right wing, left wing, or no wing. Doesn’t matter if you are Christian, atheist, or something else entirely. If you believe in adult choice, if you believe in treating people with compassion, if you believe in protecting the most vulnerable, vote YES.

 

Nándor Tánczos is a New Zealand social ecologist, researcher, educator, activist and political commentator. He is currently a councillor in the Whakatāne District. He is also co-director of He Puna Manawa social and political change agency.

Tánczos was a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1999 to 2008, and represented the Green Party as a list MP.

From a $500 fine to 14 years in prison you don’t want to get caught with Cannabis

From a $500 fine to 14 years in prison you don’t want to get caught with Cannabis

In New Zealand current cannabis punishment ranges from a $500 fine to 14 years in prison.

80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis, but those who get convicted are disproportionately Maori and Pacific Islanders.   This one-sided prosecution strategy can be stopped by voting Yes in the upcoming election. 

Report from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

Report from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered an unbiased report from the Chief Science Advisor to summarise the evidence for the harms and benefits of legalised cannabis. The report is to bust old myths, present facts, and give New Zealand the chance to vote based upon informed facts rather than bias and opinion. 

The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor have published their findings online.

We can’t assume all our friends will vote YES.

We can’t assume all our friends will vote YES.

It is great that you are visiting this website, but we can’t assume all our friends will vote YES. It’s time to start the conversation on cannabis legalisation.

I was at a party the other evening and I mentioned the upcoming referendum to a few people and nobody seemed to really know that it was coming up!  So get out there and start talking to your friends about their options now.

80% of the people in Nelson have tried cannabis.

80% of the people in Nelson have tried cannabis.

The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser have put together a great website to inform New Zealander’s about the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Legislation and Control referendum. 

The Office have found that 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.  They conclude

It is very common to have tried cannabis and common to occasionally use cannabis even though it is illegal

With this in mind we can safely conclude that 80% of the people in Nelson have tried cannabis.   Given cannabis use is widespread, why continue with legislation?  The illegality of the plant seems to have no impact on its use, so there is little point in maintaining the expense of fighting drug use with out dated laws.

80% of the people in Wellington have tried cannabis.

80% of the people in Wellington have tried cannabis.

The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser website is a great resource for facts about the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Legislation and Control referendum. 

The Office have found that 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.  They conclude

It is very common to have tried cannabis and common to occasionally use cannabis even though it is illegal

With this in mind we can safely conclude that 80% of the people in Wellington have indeed tried cannabis.   Given cannabis use is widespread, why continue with legislation?  The illegality of the plant seems to have no impact on its use, so there is little point in maintaining the expense of fighting drug use with out dated laws.

80% of the people in Hawke’s Bay have tried cannabis.

80% of the people in Hawke’s Bay have tried cannabis.

The website of The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser collates many facts about the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Legislation and Control referendum. 

The Office have found that 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.  They conclude

It is very common to have tried cannabis and common to occasionally use cannabis even though it is illegal

With this in mind we can safely conclude that 80% of the people in Hawke’s Bay have indeed tried cannabis.   Given cannabis use is widespread, why continue with legislation?  The illegality of the plant seems to have no impact on its use, so there is little point in maintaining the expense of fighting drug use with out dated laws.

80% of the people in Dunedin have tried cannabis.

80% of the people in Dunedin have tried cannabis.

The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser website has collating many facts about the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Legislation and Control referendum. 

The Office have found that 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.  They conclude

It is very common to have tried cannabis and common to occasionally use cannabis even though it is illegal

With this in mind we can safely conclude that 80% of the people in Dunedin have indeed tried cannabis.   Given cannabis use is widespread, why continue with legislation?  The illegality of the plant seems to have no impact on its use, so there is little point in maintaining the expense of fighting drug use with out dated laws.

80% of the people on the bus with you have tried cannabis. 

80% of the people on the bus with you have tried cannabis. 

The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser have put together a great website collating many facts about the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Legislation and Control referendum. 

The Office have found that 80% of New Zealander’s have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.  They conclude

It is very common to have tried cannabis and common to occasionally use cannabis even though it is illegal

With this in mind we can safely conclude that 80% of the people traveling on the bus with your today have at some point tried cannabis.   Given cannabis use is widespread, why continue with legislation?  The illegality of the plant seems to have no impact on its use, so there is little point in maintaining the expense of fighting drug use with out dated laws.