120 Reasons: Matt

 

The report of the 2018 Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction concluded (like many others have!) that it was time for a health response to drug issues, rather than a criminal one. The Inquiry panel heard heaps of stories about the harms people with drug and alcohol challenges were facing. These included discrimination, having children taken away, difficulties getting jobs, and lack of access to the help they need. It’s time to stop saying we need a health approach and actually just change the law and provide the help people need!

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One of the best ways we can bring about a...

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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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Aimee

I have seen the damaging effects of pushing drug users...

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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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Eugene

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

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Tracey

  It’s hard to get your head around the role...

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Ken

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

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Kali's Reason

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

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Jack

My reason for wanting to change our drug laws is...

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Diana

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

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