Get on the Roll and Party Vote ALCP on September 20

The General Election is coming up on September 20th and you can only vote for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party if you are on the roll to vote. A number of talented electorate and list candidates will be standing for ALCP.

Please help us distribute our pamphlets to letterboxes in your neighbourhood. Please support us with donations to cover the cost of producing hundreds of billboards, printing a magazine, producing TV advertising and paying candidate's fees.

The huge value of our policy means that ALCP is in the election for a real shot at fulfilling item 1.2.f of our constitution: "To elect competent men and women to Parliament."


Register for ALCP Election Conference

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has announced their election year conference will be held on the 9th and 10th of August in Dunedin.

The venue will be Legalise Cannabis House in Caversham, which is the Headquarters of the ALCP election campaign.

ALCP delegates, candidates and members from around New Zealand are invited to attend.

Cannabis: It's simply human rights and equality

The Rotorua Daily Post article by Annemarie Quill is an example of someone who doesn't see, or want to accept, the society she lives in and what's going on around her.

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, including people she will like and respect, use cannabis regularly.

The so called "frightening" statistic in her article, that 9 per cent to 14 per cent of New Zealand and Australian citizens use cannabis, is neither alarming nor unknown.

ALCP challenges parties to support Charlotte's Web

The leader of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Julian Crawford is calling on all other political parties to state their position on using cannabis oil to treat pediatric epilepsy.

Charlotte's Web is a special low-THC, high-CBD variety of cannabis which has resulted in significant reductions in seizures for children with Dravet's syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.

Some Kiwi families are even moving to Colorado to access Charlotte's Web while those left behind fear their children could die without it.

Vote Alistair Gregory in Wellington Central


Legalise Cannabis in WELLINGTON CENTRAL!

Hello, I’m Alistair Gregory, your ALCP candidate for the best little capital in the world.

I’m a 23 year old chef, born and bred Wellingtonian, and convinced that we have to stop making criminals of people having a joint.

Using natural cannabis for medical, recreational, industrial and spiritual purposes should be a standard human right.

Hemp Goes Mainstream in Australasia

Audio: http://www.radionz.co.nz

How hemp is confronting its image problem and entering the mainstream food industry.

In 1999, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, or FSANZ, found that there were no technical or safety issues with hemp seed food, but their recommendations were rejected. Now FSANZ has given the green light to a fresh application, but governments are again baulking.

Vote Chat interviews ALCP leader Julian Crawford

Vote Chat is a series of public interviews of politicians, candidates and commentators brought to you by the University of Otago Politics Department.

In this chat Julian Crawford is interviewed by Nicole Taber.

Footage courtesy of University of Otago Media Production Unit


Scientists say THC could slow cancer growth

Cannabis could be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists have said.

New research reveals the drug's main psychoactive ingredient - tetrahydrocannabino (THC) - could be responsible for its success in shrinking tumours.

It is hoped that the findings could help develop a synthetic equivalent with anti-cancer properties.


ALCP Announce Justice and Compensation Policy

The Justice and Corrections budgets will make a saving of well over $100 million annually, under ALCP policy.

Around 10% of the prison population is being held for cannabis only offences at a cost of $90,000 per prisoner, while the courts are spending over $20 million each year prosecuting cannabis cases.

ALCP leader Julian Crawford said cannabis only prisoners would be freed, cannabis convictions would be quashed and compensation issued, under ALCP policy.

ALCP Invites Nominations for Candidate Selection

To join the candidate pool contact ALCP: http://alcp.org.nz/contact

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is continuing nominations for its candidate pool for the 2014 General Election.

New and existing members are invited to state their interest in standing as an electorate or list candidate. We are planing to stand as many candidates as possible, leader Julian Crawford said.

Mother's plea to legalise cannabis for sick daughter

A Rotorua mother wants cannabis oil legalised so she can give it to her sick 6-year-old disabled daughter.

Karen Jeffries believes cannabis oil will have better side effects than the "concoction of chemicals" her daughter is taking now. But Ms Jeffries cannot test the drug while it is illegal in New Zealand.

"I would never use it while it was still illegal so the Government needs to open its eyes and allow doctors to prescribe it in a safe, regulated way."

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