Legalise Dope For Maori

The Green taliban have released some new policy.

Metiria Turei was on Maori TV last night saying that cannabis dealing/growing/possession should be legalised for Maori.

Apparently, it’s all for the children.

WTF?

She and Bruce Ferguson must be hanging out together.

 


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  • Magor

    Let’s see how much exposure this gets in the MSM

  • Mark

    Using those special horticultural skills to, I don’t know, grow FOOD for the whanau is out of the question then Metiria?

    • Polish Pride

      Well this is a failing of the system and prohibition. Growing Cannabis enables them to put food on the table, pay the rent, power, phone, clothe themselves and their children.
      Growing food… well that pretty much just puts food on the table.

      • williamabong

        I thought that was what the dole and DPB we hand out every week was for, silly me wrong again.

        • Polish Pride

          Ever tried living on he dole. I know I personally couldn’t survive on it not that I have ever had to. Have you ever considered that if it was legalised and taxed then perhaps less people would need to be on the dole or the DPB? Silly me I thought you fellas on here hated the beneficiary system. Guess not quite enough to think outside the square for ways to get people off it.

          • williamabong

            The point being missed here is the dole is a hand up not a hand out, perhaps they could consider gaining employment, it works for the rest of us.

            And yes I have tried very briefly, and you are right it isn’t enough to live on, so I got a job, we import labour from other countries to do work Maori are to stupid or lazy to do, why do you think this is?

            Stop making excuses for the chosen few, as a race Maori, and its elected representatives have done fuck all and look to continue doing same well into the future and then we wonder why we need to sell SOEs to pay the bills, it aint rocket science bro.

          • spollyike

            Yeah if we didn’t handout a billion a year or so to people with maori blood and their IWI charity tax free corperations we wouldn’t need to sell any of NZ’ers assets.

          • Polish Pride

            So push for independence and reconstituting.

          • unsol

            Oh not quite – if the 90% of people currently benefiting from the 10% nett taxpayers actually paid their way – so no working for fuck all but families, THEN we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in right now. Most people in NZ are a drain on our resources, especially when you add in the fat people & smokers on top of benefits, grants & WFF

          • Polish Pride

            We don’t need to sell assets generating significantly more (approx 14% return) than what we would pay in interest (about 2%) if we borrowed the same amount of money. We essentially borrowed to fund tax cuts. Given our financial position a very stupid move. We are now further in debt than ever. We should instead be looking for alternate revenue streams. Legalizing cannabis would be a significant one. Not only from the tax take on the sale of cannabis itself but significantly more from the additional tourism it would generate. Australia also has one of the worlds highest rates of cannabis use. There would be a significant increase in tourism from Australia alone let alone the rest of the world. Its not rocket You would create more jobs and get many more people including Maori off the dole. Its not rocket science bro.

          • Pissedoffyouth

            I think drug tourism is a bad idea.

            I went to Nimbin last year and I hated it – i got offered mushrooms and acid from people with prams ever 5 meters. So many crazy people.

          • Polish Pride

            Nimbin Australia? where those drugs are illegal!?! I don’t think thats a good example to base whether or not you think drug tourism is a good idea. Thats not drug tourism thats people selling drugs illegally

            It would need to be set up sensibly probably using liquor licensing and alcohol laws as a basis to start with.

          • GeorgeRomero

            I don’t think thats a good example to base whether or not you think drug
            tourism is a good idea. Thats not drug tourism thats people selling
            drugs illegally

            You are a fucking disgrace , every comment you post is either illogicall or goes against the very basic of common sense.
            Is there a difference to the junk user’s demeanor, and it’s burden on the people, if it’s being sold illegally, or if the junkie is a drug tourist?

          • Polish Pride

            And you are a closed minded fool, do you not understand that alcohol and tobacco are drugs and that both are far more detrimental and cost society far more than cannabis ever will. You clearly have not done any research on this at all and obviously buy the govt propaganda on cannabis. I have laid out my background and experience on this site many times George perhaps you’d care to do the same if you are going to make such a bold yet clearly uneducated statement.

          • GeorgeRomero

            Hi PePe, According to you i am a brain dead moron who needs to do some research , correct? , are you going to answer the origional question?Or the usuall tactic of abusing the opposition , calling names and walking away which people like you on liberal high are famous for?

          • Polish Pride

            are you serious, your initial post was to call me afucking disgrace in your own words. If you had done any research or even just used some common sense junkie is a term most often applied to users of drugs such as heroin so the difference is that those who are interested in cannabis tourism are not junkies. So there is a massive difference. They are generally normal people who hold down careers or solid jobs. You kind of need to in order to fly somewhere and go on holiday. It might surprise you that over 25% of people in this country use or have used cannabis. I am not liberal. Just have something called common sense. But go and actually learn something about this topic. In fact try cannabis perhaps then you will understand the fct that it should be legalized. Are you going to answer the questions I have put to you?

          • GeorgeRomero

            Hi PePe , Are you ok?Do you need to take some mediction and go to bed?I think it’s past your bed time , you haven’t even answered the origional question , have you.

          • Polish Pride

            I have answered your question the answer is there will be no junkies with cannabis tourism. Junkies use heroin. Is that clear enough for you. Now are you going to answer mine or will you just continue ignoring it and go to bed instead.

          • GeorgeRomero

            Hi PePe , When you go to bed and you think you are flying upside down while people are trying to grab you….,It’s just dream , OK?

          • Polish Pride

            Still not got the balls to answer my question ….? You sound like your the one on drugs!

          • Pissedoffyouth

            Cannabis is decriminalised in NSW.

            I smoke the occasional joint and have nothing against weed, but legalising it will open up a can of worms.

          • Polish Pride

            yes it will, you will have weed cafes like in amsterdam. Shops such as cosmic corner will be able to sell it. Education will be able to be made available and if you look at Portugals example hard drug use will drop although they too only decriminalised.
            But thank for the update on NSW I was not aware of that. You learn something new everyday.

          • BR

            There would be bugger all tax revenue from legalized cannabis.

            Most people would simply grow and smoke their own pot for very little cost. The only thing keeping the current price high is the risk associated with it’s illegal status.

            Bill.

          • Polish Pride

            Jesus wept do I have to dispel every myth on Cannabis tonight!?!
            They said the same about alcohol when home brew came along.
            It has a growing window unless you want to go to the trouble and expense of a full hydroponic or indoor grow set up. It is not something people will do every day, and with the hundreds of different strains and products available the vast majority will just buy it when they want to. That doesn’t even cover the increased revenue in all areas from cannabis tourism

          • BR

            Don’t waste time preaching to me about cannabis. I started smoking it at age 16. I was a heavy smoker for 13 years. I learned the hard way what awful shite it really is.

            I used to grow it myself. It is easy to grow. It is a lot easier to grow pot than to brew beer. Many people currently grow it for their own use. They would continue to grow it regardless of the legal status unless it was available very cheaply in the shops. Hydroponics my arse. You don’t need hydroponics. A bucket of soil is all that is required, and lights if you are going to do it indoors.

            Bill

          • Polish Pride

            Yes people grow it. People are allowed to grow 2-3 plants in Holland yet they still eearn 400 million Euros per annum from cannabis tourism as a result of the cafes. So a hell of a lot of people still buy it, why? because it is easier. We live in a world where people want things now so there will still be a vast majority that will simply buy it. So do you have any evidence or examples to back up what you are saying or is it just your personal opinion?

            As for yourself and your experieence well by yyour own admission you were a heavy smoker. Probably serotonin depleted if you were a heavy user. Either way one thing about drugs of any kind if you abuse them and don’t treat them with respect, they have this nasty habit of abusing you right back.

          • unsol

            Except Maori can’t even grow their own veged so they don’t spend their – our – money on MCDs or merely snd their kids to school hungry cos they spent the money on drugs, booze, ciggys & the pokies.

            So if weed was legal do you really think they would grow their own? Doubt it!

  • Auto_Immune

    Shrewd way to make more people statistically Maori.

    • williamabong

      Nothing to do with dope, just another cynical greens vote gathering con.

  • CJA

    Hang on a sec…. does this mean if I become a criminal I’m an entrepreneur? Fucks sake seriously?

    • yeah… i need to steal some cars to work on my panel beating skills….. hell… i need to steal me some TOOLS first!

      Socialist SCUM.

    • Polish Pride

      Pray tell me why is Cannabis actually illegal in the first place…..?

  • Don’t forget folks – 10% of the votes means the Greens have a MANDATE in favour of this; National with 49% of the votes “have no mandate” to oppose this nonsense.

    • Polish Pride

      you should try smoking Cannabis, I’m pretty sure it would make you smarter.

      • I am already a genius don’t need to be smarter; I would never smoke drugs (nor ciggies, nor drink alcohol)

        • Polish Pride

          really living life to the max then. How about caffiene. Do you drink coffee?

        • Polish Pride

          So you being the genius that you are will be aware that you can OD and die from too much caffiene yet their is no one in recorded history that has OD’d on cannabis. Begs the question then as to why it was made illegal in the first instance doesn’t it. But with a little research a genius would be able to figure that out in no time.

          • Ronnie Chow

            PP , how about we were all free to eat hallucinogenic cabbages ? Could you see a problem there ?

          • Polish Pride

            So long as you do no harm to anyone else in doing so then no, no problem there at all.

          • Ronnie Chow

            And , yes my friend ,this can be your answer . Staying in control is not possible .

      • unsol

        One of my old flatmate’s friends was and is the smartest person I know – extremely high IQ & it showed…..including via his doctorate in criminal law & honors degree in criminology. He also smoked more weed than possibly anyone in the world could where his joints were the size of very large carrots.

      • Ronnie Chow

        Maori children do , being around their parents dakking away all the time . Are they getting smarter?

        • unsol

          Do you think children are smoking more weed or drinking more alcohol? And what about the party drugs that no one seems to keep one step ahead of? And what about poppy tea or ‘rush’? Both are easily accessed in NZ. Not to mention glues etc. None are good for young developing minds – that is why legalisation would be good for at least weed – like alcohol it is not a harmful substance if used moderately & age appropriately. Unlike cigarettes where there is no such thing as a ‘safe’ level to smoke.

          • Ronnie Chow

            The Maori beneficiary family that lives across the road smokes ciggies outside and dope inside . Around 11pm , the ciggies go inside . They are trying , I guess..

      • BR

        Is that what made you so smart?

        Bill.

        • Polish Pride

          Bill, I’m just an average guy that isn’t afraid of asking a lot of questions and just as importantly isn’t afraid of the answers

    • unsol

      10% does not equate to a voting majority – it is doubtful the Greens would be successful in getting this one across the table re negotiations with Labour.

      And I am a fan of legalisation – I have no issue with adults who enjoy the recreational joint and I much prefer the result of a stoned person vs a drunk person or someone on ‘P’. Further making it legal would not only mean we could make it age restrictive (young people should not be smoking anything OR drinking alcohol and it would take away a big revenue source from the gangs.

      But Metiria completely misses the point – it is not only Maori that love to smoke weed, but it is most certainly the gangs & gang cultures that provide it. If she doesn’t want Maori to be criminalised then perhaps she should focus her energies on why feel the need to join gangs, why they like to beat their children to death – more so than anyone else, why they like to have more babies than anyone else as teenagers, why they are less likely to get a job than anyone else & why they are less likely to take advantage of the opportunities there for everyone.

      • I am just joking around making the observation about how “there is no mandate for______” has been constantly chanted by the Greens, Labour etc for the last year or so, despite 49% of the votes, whereas they would claim a mandate for what they advocate. Due to the fact I don’t partake in even minor ‘sins’ it’s a bit rich if I comment on legalisation – so I won’t (except to suggest that perhaps vast quantities of narcotics are not good for you haha)

        • unsol

          Aah yes the cry of no mandate – so very true….along with ‘we need an independent inquiry’….which I see Shearer chanting again today (along with Norman & his paranoia re security chiefs working behind a “cloud of secrecy” etc!) :-)

          • Which they have operated under since the law changed in 2003. Who was PM then. I seem to be having a lefty memory moment.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Finally you are starting to understand NZ politics. Welcome bro!

      • Simo

        You didnt read grizz30’s comment did you – English is not your first language is it?

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          I understand everything SImo bro. But pretend that I am an idiot. Trying to imitate Sheep.

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          Also my comment was aimed at Minarchist_kiwi and not at grizz30. So if you read my comment again you may get it, or may not still…

  • Steve R

    Cameron. I’m think your about a week late . Wasn’t April fools day last week.
    This can’t be true. There is no way any member of a New Zealand parliament can legally get away with such race deviding comments and then encourage Maori to blatantly break the law.
    I’ve heard everything now

    • Dumrse

      She’s one of the “house niggers” isn’t she ?

  • cows4me

    Just another bullshitting apologist. Isn’t amazing that Maori have such great horticultural skills but struggle to feed the family. Yeah what a great help you are to your race, a real intellectual giant, someone pass me a Tui.

    • Polish Pride

      then clearly you do not understand much about the current system and the black market that prohibition creates. When both the police and the gangs want the same thing kept illegal, you know you have a problem.

  • Lofty

    Dope is already legal, after all the watermelon party is a legal entity.

  • spollyike

    When will this SHIT end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear my brain is going to explode if one more “does not compute” proposed maori privilege is forced on us.

    • manuka416

      Don’t explode spollyike, it’s just a nutty viewpoint from a nutty party. You’re in no danger of Maori getting a one-up on you :)

      • spollyike

        Something is seriously wrong with this country if one of the leaders of a political party can say this with a straight face! She genuinely believes this racist spin and that is what scares the shit out of me!

      • williamabong

        You can just imagine the witty repartee at the local-
        Hemi “Bro, I’m voting green next year they’re gunnna make dak legal”
        Rangi – “No fuckin way bro”
        Hemi – “yeah man I seen it of that telly I stole last week, this chick said it should happen, an she’s a bro, so it must be right”
        Rangi – “Chur bro, I gotta get sum seeds, fuckin awsum I should vote to, how do you do it, cuz”
        Hemi – “Don’t wurrry whitey will sort it, get a form when you pick up your dole bro”
        Rangi – “Choice bro, you wana cone cuz, it’s all good we’re brown so it’s legal soon”

  • manuka416

    Unbelievable viewpoint.

  • Oh get a grip. She is not now and has never suggested this is just for Maori alone. I was wondering where the deceiving title in the source video came from and of course it was put there by mister Slater himself.

  • Greg

    Why do we have such stupid people in parliament? If it wasn’t such a crap job I would encourage some correspondents to this blog site to give it a go maybe then we would have sense being spoken.

  • ratesarerevolting

    Nah, it must be a piss take. she’s not stupid enough to say this on the record unless it’s tongue in cheek.

  • Its gone too far, put them down.

  • Grizz30

    Let me get this straight. Instead of using your land to grow food, you cultivate cannabis instead, sell it, usually amongst your own people, and then buy food off a grower; usually a white man or an Asian. In other words, raping and pillaging your own people yet still dependent on someone else.

    • that gets my vote for comment of the week Grizz

    • Mike

      Makes sense, after all you can’t grow KFC

    • Simo

      The best comment on the local flora and fauna ever!!

  • spollyike

    Oh well, i guess it’s not as bad as this:

    Iwi may charge for Lake Taupo water storage! Mighty River Power may have to pay North Island iwi for the right to store water in Lake Taupo, at a cost of millions of dollars each year.

    • Polish Pride

      Welcome to Capitalism spolly. You sound as if your upset that Maori are starting to learn what the system is all about.

      • spollyike

        A true capitalist economy would never have given them ownership of the lake bed. That is the result of a progressive left wing society trying to kowtow to minority group with racial and political privileges.

        • Polish Pride

          but they did get ownership (which is not even a principle maori had when it comes to land). Now they are applying Capitalism and looking at ways to make as much money as possible from it. You could apply a communist solution and confiscate it for the good of the govt :)

  • JeffDaRef

    I watched this on Native Affairs last night and I’m not sure what was worse – the cringeworthy shite Turei spouted, or the fact that on the panel discussion Hone Harawira was the voice of reason. Dare I say it I was highly impressed with his considered and rational approach to this issue.
    Nachos and Tacos (Nandor Tanczos) on the other hand made as little sense as he always did, believing what he wants to believe.
    What Turei failed to consider was that the probable reason for Maori being over-represented in the cannabis crime stats is probably a result of them being over-represented in the cannabis cultivation and use stats!! Oh, how dare I – of course it is because of institutional racism….

    • 4077th

      “Native Affairs” now there’s a show we were all waiting to tune to…NOT!

      • JeffDaRef

        I disagree, it can be bloody good at times – though isnt as good without Julian Wilcox – but this particular piece was far too sympathetic to the “marijuana doesnt harm anyone” bullshit.

        • Polish Pride

          The only reason it harms anyone is through improper use or the fact that it is illegal and results in it being largely controlled by the gangs. Legalize it and educate people and the harm goes away.

  • Why the racist declination…? Legalize it for all adults to grow and smoke…as it should be.

    • Polish Pride

      Agreed!

  • So they want to increase Maori unemployment?

    If Maori can use dope legally then all that will happen is that bosses will employ less Maori.

    • and suddenly the unemployment rate will drop… and presumably they will have their welfare cut? yeah right.

      • Polish Pride

        Legalise it and you will create a lot more jobs. Many of them in small twons and rural areas.

        • Ronnie Chow

          For Chinese horticulturalists .

          • Pissedoffyouth

            Capitalism!

  • Having taken the time to now actually watch this I have to say I get what she means and its nothing like Cams implied in the heading… naughty….;-)

  • LA LA LAND… What the hell planet are these people from?

  • Red

    That’ll be great, won’t it ? Talk about teaching the kids some real business skills. a-hem…. I’m single, support a family and a mortgage, and worse still, I’m non Maori and employed…. what a fucking sucker I turned out to be ay?

  • Richard Goode

    Rob Ueberfeldt the lone voice of sanity.

  • williamabong

    What a fucking fruit loop, is this dumb bitch for real, if as much effort was put into growing food as goes into tending their weed there would never be another hungry mouth to feed.

  • steve and monique

    If they are as good at growing dope,as they are gorse they should do well.

    • Kacanga

      The belief that heavy Cannabis smokers are totally laid back people is bullshit. They are paranoid and violent when the dope runs out and the hangover and cravings begin. Been there, done that.

      • Polish Pride

        Thats like an ex serial binge drinker saying alcohol is bed. It’s more likely because you didn’t learn how to use it properly and thus in all likelihood depleted your serotonin stores. Thats when people run into trouble. In jamaica they don’t even use it to get high. In fact they think using it to get high is disrespectful to the plant and how it should be used.

      • Pissedoffyouth

        Hangover?

        I think you are getting confused

  • Hang him

    Has this women ever heard of drug testing, and the high accident rate in jobs like forestry etc, that have high Maori work forces. here mates in the unions that are going on about accident rates do they approve of this new green party policy? It will make Maori youth unemployable.

    • Polish Pride

      No it will make people who choose to use cannabis potential unemployable in some jobs. Once it is made legal however a whole new industry will open up providing plenty of opportunities for employment and a significant revenue stream for taxation that isn’t there now.

      • Kacanga

        Great, and while we’re at it we can run courses for the Bros who want to use their entrepreneurial skills and cook up some P. Same arguments apply

        • Polish Pride

          Bullshit its the same argument. Cannabis is far safer than our current legal drugs of Alcohol, Tobbacco, and caffiene. P is a whole different ball game.
          Take it away from the gangs and it is no longer even a gateway drug.

          • spollyike

            it’s a “gateway drug” though isn’t it?

          • Polish Pride

            The only reason it is even possibly a gateway drug (and I don’t agree that it is) is because more often than not you get it from the same criminal elements that have much harder drugs. Those same criminal elements also want to sell the harder drugs they have. legalize Cannabis and you remove the criminal element and thus the gateway is gone.

          • williamabong

            To the weak yes, but booze must fit into the equation as well, never seen anyone get dakked up and give the missus the bash, it’s always the blend that seems to take over, booze and dak or dak and harder drugs.

          • Rodger T

            Indeed it is Spolly, just like Beer, Shortland street and the E! channel.

          • Jimmie

            Rubbish – when I was a cop I locked up plenty of stoners who were off their face – many of them ended up being seen by the mental health folk rather than going to court.

            As an employer I have found that stoners I have had the misfortune to employ have shocking memories (can’t remember a simple task 2 minutes after being given it) and have no ability to think or analyse difficult situations. It’s like they are stoned permanently.

            No you go on thinking such happy thoughts but stoners tend to be unemployable and end up with their heads mashed on the inside.

          • Polish Pride

            Yes Jimmie ow long were you a cop for? Locking up stoners must have been an exceptional use of police resources…and they weren’t on anything else (alcohol, other drugs) only cannabis. As I have said to my father who was a cop for 30 + years in your job you see the worst cases. Those needing to be seen by mental health professionals will not have been using it in moderation. They will have gotten to the point of serious serotonin depletion and will probably be in a state of severe depression at the least. They will be unmotivated and probably have all the other stereotypical things associated with cannabis. They will probably have a number of other problems not even cannabis related. even mental health problems pre-existing and not cannabis related.

            The point is many people in fact the vast majority of cannabis users do so with no ill effects whatsoever. They are like the majority of the population that are able to partake in alcohol.

            As far as employment goes it doesn’t sound like your employing the sharpest tools in the shed. As I have said I and many others hold down careers and smoke cannabis. My entire 16 year career has been based around analysing difficult situations and determining solutions.

            With the right education on how to use cannabis, how it effects the receptors in the brain and uses serotonin, anyone can function very well on cannabis.

  • Polish Pride

    If you actually watch the video. There is nothing wrong with what she is saying. No one should be criminalized for growing a plant.
    No one should be criminalized for growing or using their drug of choice especially when in doing so they do no harm to anyone else.
    The fact that Cannabis is illegal where other drugs far more detrimental to society are legal is just blatant hypocrasy. The law should be changed and has in fact already been written. It is actually just waiting for the political will and support to do so.

    • island time

      “No one should be criminalized for growing or using their drug of choice especially when in doing so they do no harm to anyone else”. I am sort of OK with this if dealing was still illegal.

    • BR

      And who will be expected to pay for the health costs associated with heavy pot smoking? The NZ taxpayer?

      Bill.

      • Polish Pride

        like I said do some research. You’ll see that that is not the case at all.
        It’s not like cigarettes. I’t can’t even be linked to lung cancer in scientific studies.
        Look up the role of the CB1 and CB2 receptors and the use of serotonin in relation to cannabis use.
        If you legalize it, you get to educate people on how to use it safely ie. no more than 1-2 sessions a week max with plenty of seep so you don’t deplete your serotonin stores.
        Then there’s cookies and other edibles that would come after legalization which provide a safe way of taking it. Or there’s using a vaporiser.
        Besides health costs from it would be covered by the tax take on it many many times over.

  • williamabong

    It’s the sign on her forehead I like “To Rent – Vacant Space Apply Within”

    • Polish Pride

      based on your comments you either haven’t bothered to watch the link or you simply didn’t understand it.

  • Gunga Din

    Can someone tell me is Metiria male or female ? I used to pack down in a scrum against a bloke just like it.

    • spollyike

      pre-op transgender male to female.

  • If you want to grown it ok.

    Now start paying tax on it or better still go grow some vegs for your family,
    Turei your not as smart as I thought you were, your no more than a silly racist fat woman.
    I look at some comments from some of your idiot members and they must be really pissed with you. What dumb comments you have made.
    Oh well just another nail in there coffin.
    NOW SHEAR SHOW ME THE MONEY

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Who is this ‘Mardi’ she speaks of?

    • Travis Poulson

      hah. Comical bugger ;)

  • Ronnie Chow

    Serious life must be very difficult to cope with if being stoned is better . So , why do so many Maori get stoned ?

  • Oh, and for those claiming I have unfairly edited Turei’s legalise dope for Maori policies here’s the full item. Worked well for Don Brash. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=460238554046645&set=vb.191799744223862&type=3

  • Ronnie Chow

    One question would be . “Is this sustaining the economy?”

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Gives the growers something to do other than stealing cars and robbing the dairy

      • Ronnie Chow

        My comment was more referring to the total black hole that would exist after a full on Police crackdown given that were possible anyway .

        • Polish Pride

          I think you are correct RC. I think a significant amount of money goes into the economy from this

  • Lion_ess

    The question here is should Marijuana be legalised? While “flash jacket” is talking about Maori, she’s not saying it should only be legalised for Maori – only that a high percentage of Maori people go to jail for marijuana related offenses, which is quite true. So, the bigger question, is should it be legalised as a controlled substance?

    • Pissedoffyouth

      I wonder if that will come up at the next election, now that more and more US states are legalising it.

      Will be an interesting couple of years, especially if the federal government will start cracking down on it.

      • Lion_ess

        Personally, dont understand why they wouldn’t legalise it, mandate it’s use and collect revenue. Who knows, it may be a bigger earner than fracking – certainly doesn’t require that level of investment.

        • Pissedoffyouth

          Big pharma?

  • Tamaki64

    FFS what planet are the Greens from? Are they smoking Maori home grown at their caucus meetings? does Dr Rusty Norman support this? This shows their seriously flawed ideas for strengthening Maori development, Maori Youth, Maori Kids, Maori education? With this sort of leadership Maori have no hope.

  • No problem, just tax what they grow and sell, or as they know so much about growing green shit, should they be put to work in the garden growing vegs and then they can go off the dole? Nice for them get 2 bites at the money, one from us the TAX PAYER and the rest from THE DOPE, must be making more money than SHEARER.
    SHOW US THE MONEY SHEARER

  • Chris Fleming

    Just keep this item and play it throughout the 2014 Election. Then ask would you vote for such fuckwits.

  • P1LL

    Why not legalize armed robbery , poppy growing or P cooking for Maori ?
    Lets bring back eat a White Wednesday as well , after all they are only breaking the law to feed their families

  • Direct_Thoughts

    Won’t these little family run operations be under more threat if it becomes legalised through competition. It’s just a thought but I doubt they would survive proper competition.

  • Simo
  • Concerned Kiwi

    Keep ’em dumb & keep ’em high. Isn’t that the Maori elite’s strategy for increasing their control over their people so they can continue to rort other Kiwis? My experience of rural Maori in Northland is that the green-growing bullies intimidate the others from taking legit opportunities to improve their lot. There ain’t no democracy on the marae.

  • Richard McGrath

    Cannabis cultivation, dealing and consumption should be legal for all New Zealanders, not just Maori. It’s not as though it’s a native plant so that Maori can even claim to have intellectual property rights over it in this country. And for all those who think cannabis should be illegal, then I guess you’ll be in favour of alcohol prohibition, as it’s the drug that causes the most problems by far. And I speak from experience, having worked in alcohol and drug clinics for the past 15 years.

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