I have witnessed for over 40 years the harm caused by ‘The War On Drugs’, a political construct to alienate and disenfranchise minorities. Drug ‘dealers’ are demonised and imprisoned while banks and corporations profit behind a veneer of respectability. Hypocrisy, prejudice and ignorance prevents a proper debate in the media. Legalise, Decriminalise and Regulate now ALL substances to reduce harm caused by Prohibition.
Cannabis (THC CBD Hemp) has huge potential in Aotearoa to become a primary export that could outstrip dairy, provide jobs in rural areas and reduce the emissions and pollution of waterways attributable to the dairy industry.