One of the best ways we can bring about a new approach to drug use, is by showing MPs that there is a groundswell of ordinary people who are fed up with our laws based on the harmful impacts they’ve seen first-hand in their communities.
You may have seen the impacts locking someone up can have on their life, or you may have experienced stigma which meant you didn’t seek the help you needed. Or you may have a great example of how compassionate approaches to drug use can make a real positive difference in someone’s life.
Check out other people's reasons below, and then submit your own. Not all reasons will be featured on the website, but those that are can be shared on social media, and will be handed over to MPs.
Let’s make sure MPs know why changing our drug laws is so desperately needed - share a reason and spread the word to your whānau, friends and networks!