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    Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) is the only party which has contested for a place in Parliament in every single General and By-election since MMP began in New Zealand in 1996 (Cannabis.org.nz). Their ideology is relatively straightforward; ‘The ALCP exists to legalise cannabis for recreational, spiritual, medicinal and industrial purposes’. They are also firm believers of peace and justice, creating a balance between the power of the state and the power of the people. The environment weighs in on their ideals heavily as well, this is why some members have made the migration over to the Green party in recent years. They have ten core principles which play a part in their political choices; Truth, freedom, justice, peace, ecology, commerce,…

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    Highs” in NZ – Cannabis. Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that comprise of three species, Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa and Cannabis ruderalis (Guy, G., Whittle, B., & Robson, P., 2004). Cannabis exists in three main forms; marijuana, hashish and hash oil. The main active chemical is known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabional or THC (“NZ Drug Foundation”, n.d). Cannabis is a depressant, it slows down the transmission of messages from the brain to body which is also the so-called high…

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