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ALCP Call For End To Drug Prohibition

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ALCP Call For End To Drug Prohibition

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) congratulate California and President Obama for their sensible and honest approach to drug policy. Finally medicinal cannabis users can breathe a sigh of relief as they will no longer be persecuted and punished for their choice of medication both in Cailifornia and many other States.

The Council for Civil Liberties in Queensland has also called for "an end to drug prohibition and the decriminalisation of drugs," council president Michael Cope acknowledged.

"Prohibition had failed and fresh debate is needed." (Press 21/10/09) ALCP urges our government to open their eyes to the growing evidence that prohibition is failed policy and asks for our own civil liberty groups to stand up for the rights of cannabis and other drug users.

New Zealand should not be lagging so far behind on this important social justice issue. By ending prohibition, Billions of dollars can be redirected to our schools and health care system, where it is desperately needed. It will also remedy the bulging prison population.

The 769 cannabis prisoners in New Zealand, equate to two full prisons. If New Zealand is not going to lead, now is the time to follow the US and other countries with progressive drug laws. It's high time to reform our failed drug policy.

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