"Maori are three times more likely to be arrested for Cannabis than non-Maori and four
times more likely to be convicted."
Are you enrolled to vote in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti By-election? Give your vote to Michael Appleby. Our policy will tackle poverty in the Maori electorates, create employment and improve health. Money raised from taxing cannabis retails sales will be used to increase funding for schools and hospitals.
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) was founded in 1996 to fight for the rights of all New Zealanders to grow and use cannabis or hemp legally, without fear of arrest. ALCP has stood for Parliament in every election and by-election since MMP was introduced, with candidates across Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Our Motto is Truth Freedom Justice, because the fight for cannabis is vital to retaining our human rights. Cannabis has over 10,000 uses for industrial, medical, recreational and spiritual purposes. Even Jesus used cannabis to perform medical healing, but the remedy that was passed down from the book of Exodus is illegal in New Zealand today.