120 Reasons: Aimee

I have seen the damaging effects of pushing drug users down the criminal justice path both personally and professionally. We have seen the positive impact around the world when we take our whānau who use drugs, connect them with their community, help them address their substance use and the underlying issues and support them rather than penalize them. The statistics show that crime rates in those communities drop and more people gain access to services due to the redirection of funds.

I am an advocate for more treatment, more harm reduction services and reconnecting our whānau rather than locking them away where the issues just increase as do their problems upon release. For over a 100 yrs we’ve been doing the same thing and it doesn’t work. The time to change is now! It’s time to sing songs of love to our whānau rather than songs of misunderstanding and disconnection. They are us too xoxo

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Kelsey

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Russell

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Carey

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Isaac

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Kellie

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Kate

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Deb

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Laila

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Geneva

I believe in drug law reform because the harm caused...

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Jenny

We spend $95k+ to keep a prisoner in jail for...

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Hannah

I trained as a nurse and worked with many vulnerable...

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Fiona

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Lori

I want to see a change in how we treat...

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Roderick

Somebody close to me died of a heroin overdose. As...

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Warwick

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Cyndi

I have worked in addictions for 10 years and I...

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Brian

Seven years ago I was busted for growing the cannabis...

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Andre

We should look to what works in the world and...

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Catherine

The war on drugs is government sanctioned bigotry against a...

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Tusilima

I was convicted for the cultivation of three female plants...

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Ricardo

The war on drugs is the war on the poor....

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Caroline

  My daughter was addicted to P for 2 years....

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Madison

  I live in a small rural community on the...

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John

  In 1968 I was 18 when convicted of cultivation...

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Ian

  We scattered Chris's ashes last week, after a small...

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Anna

  It’s simple really – punishing people for drug use...

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Natalie

  When I was young I experimented with drugs, as...

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Jim

I spent 10 years as a prison consultant. There is...

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Paul

34 years on from a drug-related conviction, I still have...

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Matt

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Eugene

He take hauora tēnei ngāngara, arā te kiriwara, ehara he...

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Tracey

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Ken

I believe we should legalize marijuana because of two reasons....

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Kali

We treat people who use drugs as criminals purely for...

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Jack

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Diana

I have worked as an alcohol and other drug counsellor...

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