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Photo: David Large, Otago University Student Magazine
Otago University students protest New Zealand’s cannabis laws

​Phil Saxby, president of NORML New Zealand, on Monday welcomed the New Zealand Medical Association’s stance on cannabis for medicinal use, and called upon the government to adopt the same sensible position.

“The NZMA has said that it supports a Law Commission proposal which allows patients to use cannabis under medical supervision,” Saxby said, reports Voxy. “NORML has supported medicinal use for a long time.”
The Law Commission has also proposed that medical cannabis growers should be licensed in the same way as other legitimate producers of controlled drugs, Saxby pointed out.

Dakta Green: “Live like it’s legal”

​Dakta Green, founder of New Zealand’s most visible cannabis club, will argue in court Wednesday that marijuana laws are a fundamental breach of his rights, in what is being called a “landmark” hearing.

Green will argue before Judge Ann Kiernan in Auckland District Court that cannabis laws discriminate against users of the herb, and that the severity of marijuana penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act violates New Zealand’s Bill of Rights Act.
“Alcohol and tobacco are dangerous drugs but are legally available,” Green said. “Cannabis causes less harm to our community.”
Green, whose motto is “live like it’s legal,” will call two witnesses to bolster his claims of persecution and discrimination.