Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party congratulates Dakta Green and his Auckland
Daktory Club membership for heavily pushing cannabis law reform to the fore
again in New Zealand after many years of being put on the back burner by
establishment, bureaucracy and media.
ALCP totally supports appropriate civil disobedience to raise awareness of
glaring anomalies in New Zealand’s justice system, including
counter-productive ‘crime prevention’ policing, and highly questionable
legal status of marijuana alongside alcohol and tobacco.
Marijuana is NZ’s crucial law and order/community well-being/human rights
issue: "The ongoing third-class-citizen status of the nation’s estimated
half million marijuana consumers is unacceptable in a civil society."
ALCP members applaud the stance of “Live like it's Legal” and front
page coverage in the Sunday News, featuring Dakta Green - who stood for the
Party in the 2009 Mt Albert by-election. Dakta has openly operated
Auckland’s ground breaking cannabis club since November 2008. “It is
inspiring to see determined Daktavists thumbing noses at unjustifiably
harsh laws which could see them facing up to 7 years jail.”
"We are appalled at the further violation of Dakta Green’s civil rights
by the police confiscation of his phone and computer. The Police have taken
his tools to defend himself!"
The Misuse of Drugs Act makes provision for regulated sale of restricted
psychoactive substances – a.k.a. Class D. Put cannabis in the "restricted
substance regulations" suggests ALCP - it’s about time some logic was
applied to the market which is currently poorly controlled. Auckland’s
Daktory has demonstrated a successful implementation of the R18 responsible
trade and use provisions.
It is time for change around the world as California’s State
Legislature's Health and Safety committee has approved the community model
for marijuana. Cannabis clubs have lead the way.
ALCP also defends the good Dakta’s stance against the derogatory remarks
about pot smokers by the Northland Returned Services Association [RSA].
Dakta Green cannot be condemned as having no support when 62% of
STUFF.CO.NZ voters supported his reform call.
As champions against repression in previous eras, the RSA should be
cheering on the new generation of freedom fighters, and be wary of
establishment propaganda, bullying, threat of jail and confiscation of
property. Similar tactics were used by the Nazis! Not acceptable then and
not acceptable now. We call on the RSA to stand up for this generation
Party analysts respectfully suggest RSA in Northland may be seeing the
results of the huge prohibition economy up north, including general
disrespect for authority - “Please don’t blame cannabis for what
prohibition is doing”
Changing cannabis laws will raise consciousness and tolerance amongst Kiwis
and bring old and young together more than any other initiative.
ALCP supports the plan to extend Daktory ‘harm reduction’ services
It is time Government recognised a regulated Green market is much safer,
fairer and realistic for New Zealand than maintaining 'at all costs' a
dishonest Black Market.