Pubdate: Wed, 01 Mar 2000
Source: Press, The (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2000 The Christchurch Press Company Ltd.
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Author: Jeanette Saxby - Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
Note: headline by MAP


Sir-Brad McDonald's attitude (February 24) is typical of the
moralistic but misinformed parents who continue to support the
hypocritical laws at present.

The minds of our young are in very good hands, with Nandor, himself a
university graduate, who advocates a sensible approach to the
decriminalisation and use of all substances, including alcohol.

Our young are at risk. Our suicide rate proves it. It is high time
some good people took a stand on behalf of those disaffected youth.

I commend Nandor for his bravery, because the law at present is very
punishing to the 30,000-plus people in jail for cannabis offences.

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
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MAP posted-by: Derek Rea