Key rules out cannabis decriminalisation

Published: Thu 26 Mar 2015 03:32 PM
Key rules out cannabis decriminalisation
Prime Minister John Key has ruled out relaxing cannabis laws while campaigning for the Northland by-election.
In response to a question from a voter Mr Key said he did not support decriminalisation of cannabis.
The voter accused Mr Key of wanting to lock people up in jail.
"It's not so much that, I just don't agree with drugs," the Prime Minister said.
Northland candidate Maki Herbert said John Key was sending mixed messages about cannabis.
"On the one hand he wants cannabis to remain a crime but he denies wanting to lock people in jail for that crime," she said.
"Mr Key should remember that alcohol is also a drug, one which he admits to using regularly."

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