The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is standing up and illuminating the 2011 general election’s Health and Law and Order debates
"There are upwards of 400,000 people consuming cannabis in New Zealand while 70% of violent crime is due to Alcohol," says ALCP Christchurch based candidate Kevin O'Connell.
"There is such imbalance in the national alcohol and other drug policy, its not surprising the people of New Zealand are out of balance too with all their binge drinking and virtually unfettered substance intake."
"Its time for a proper evidence based harm minimisation strategy instead of the current glaring 'double standards'. And respect of adults capacity to make informed choice."
ALCP say cannabis should all be in restricted substance with strict adults only' R18 regulations - no supply to minors. "Class D seems to be so good the politicians cant talk about it."
Neither major party is serious about alcohol if theyre not prepared to also look at the evidence surround the neighbouring substance, cannabis.
"Police numbers? - well for a start we could get them onto ACTUAL crime not MANUFACTURED crime. The Black Market for commonly consumed and ever-popular WEED ought to be fair game in this election. "
"With prohibition (as Dr BRASH points out) there are no social, health or economic gains, only liabilities. Lets ditch this insidious prohibiton law."
Legalise the Kiwi Whanau and regulate the herb R18 - less police is the sign of a healthy community.
Vote for friendly police- says Kevin - "Police who can be trusted and respected and who are enforcing sensible equitable laws"
See ALCP health spokesman's address to NZ GP’s www.nzdoctor.co.nz