Act supports decriminalisation of Cannabis

from NewstalkZb

Act leader Don Brash is calling for the decriminalisation of cannabis.

He says prohibition of the drug hasn’t worked, and policing it costs millions of tax payer dollars and clogs up the court system.

He’s told TVNZ’s Q&A programme there are other ways to restrict the use of marijuana.

“It’s estimated thousands of New Zealanders use cannabis on a fairly regular basis, 6,000 are prosecuted every year, a $100million of tax payers money is spent to police this law,” says My Brash.

Prohibition has never worked anywhere in the world.

I would go a whole step further and legalise it and tax it just like tobacco and alcohol. Then if you treat it just like alcohol and tobacco the Greens will lobby to control it through governmental means removing control from the gangs and other criminal elements.

Stoners now have two choices for meaningful change around cannabis law, the Greens and ACT. The more entrepreneurial drug dealer will support ACT probably and the stoner will support Greens, a win, win situation.

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