Alliance cannabis decriminalisation vote welcomed

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2001 04:18 PM
12 November 2001
Alliance position on cannabis decriminalisation welcomed
Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today welcomed news that the Alliance has voted to support the decriminalisation of cannabis at the party's annual conference over the weekend.
Nandor said he was pleased the Alliance membership had committed to cannabis law reform, saying it was the only sensible option for a party with any kind of commitment to social justice.
However he warned that simply moving to instant fines could have a net-widening effect. In Australia this system has resulted in more people being busted than under full prohibition.

Next in New Zealand politics

Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference
By: New Zealand National Party
Five Years Of Failure For Light Rail
By: New Zealand National Party
Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill Passes Third Reading In Parliament
By: Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before
By: New Zealand Government
Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Calls On PM To Support Bill To Ban Seabed Mining
By: Te Pati Maori
Building Consents Surpass 50k Again
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media