TVNZ play Cannabis Party opening address

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Radio NZ play Cannabis Party opening address

Jail for Australian Medical Cannabis Grower

Video: www.3news.co.nz

An Australian man devoted to helping people cope with chronic pain, debilitating illness and aggressive cancer has been sentenced to 12 months jail.

Tony Bower's medical marijuana concoctions are hailed by patients and their families as miraculous. But the legal system has branded him a criminal, worthy of a jail sentence.

Maori and Pacific Island Affairs Policy Announcement

Cannabis prohibition is neo-colonial oppression resulting in the disproportionate imprisonment of Maori, the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party says.

Maori are three times more likely to be arrested and four times more likely to be convicted for cannabis than non-Maori.

ALCP Maori Affairs spokeswoman Emma-Jane Mihaere Kingi said the racist implementation of cannabis laws was in breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Politicians ignore 20% of New Zealanders

Despite 20% of New Zealanders supporting it, none of the parties currently represented in Parliament endorse the legalisation of cannabis.

A New Zealand Herald video shows that all mainstream political party leaders support either prohibition, decriminalisation or medicalisation.

Only the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party supports the full legalisation, regulation and taxation of cannabis.

ALCP announce Transport and Energy policy

The transport and energy sectors stand to benefit significantly according to policy released today by the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party.

Industrial hemp is the best source of biofuel and renewable resources, needed to fuel New Zealand's economy.

ALCP Leader Julian Crawford said much of New Zealand's electricity generation and transport fuels could be produced locally from hemp, replacing petroleum products.

Cannabis Party first to register for 2014 General Election

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis party became the first party to register for the 2014 General Election today, when it met with the Electoral Commission in Wellington at Midday.

Ten electorate candidate and three list-only candidates make up the 13 strong team representing the party in the election.

ALCP leader Julian Crawford said he was proud to have beaten the other parties off the mark and was looking forward to a strong election campaign.

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Norfolk Island Cannabis Trial Blocked by Commonwealth

The approval of a trial of medicinal cannabis that had been granted by Norfolk Island's government has been overturned by the Commonwealth of Australia.

The island's administrator, former Liberal MP Gary Hardgrave, vetoed the decision made by Norfolk Island's authorities.

Earlier this month Norfolk Island gave Tasman Health Cannabinoids (THC) approval to grow medical cannabis.

Cannabis Party Releases New Core Principles

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party announced its new core principles, at its weekend conference.

The principles not only reflect the core values which shaped the party's existing policy but they can also be applied to non-cannabis policies.

The principles will be used to determine whether ALCP would support policies, put forward by other parties, that are unrelated to cannabis.

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