Download a PDF copy of the latest Legalise NZ poster! This version is the “Sell weed not SOEs” version for 2013, and is based on a poster seen during the march against the sale of state owned enterprises recently. I’ve also used a fantastic Albert Einstein quote.
“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” – Albert Einstein quote on Hemp
Tor is a darknet that bounces traffic around the globe via many different machines in different countries in order to hide the users true IP address. This enables one to safely and anonymously browse the web without fear of tracking. You can see the amount of users logged into Tor over the past 2 years peaked at around 800,000 users!
Here are some download links to the software on various platforms:
iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Onion Browser
Load this very webpage in your phone now:
Here is an incredibly detailed analysis of the question of exactly how much would be saved in the USA if they went to full legalisation.
The report examines the budgetary implications of legalizing marijuana – taxing and regulating it like other goods – in all fifty states and at the federal level, and estimates that legalizing marijuana would save $7.7 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. $5.3 billion of this savings would accrue to state and local governments, while $2.4 billion would accrue to the federal government.
Miron Report (PDF) 2005
Today, Stephen McIntyre hung himself with a rope, because the Police raided The Auckland Greencross, and then had him up in the courts for opening NZ’s first non-profit charitable trust authorized by the NZ government to help patients to obtain cannabis for medicine. Cannabis a natural plant, used as medicine in Israel for 19 years, U.S.A for 16 years and mentioned in every pharmacological text produced in the past 2,000 years and scientifically proven for many treatments.
New Zealand has the highest arrest and incarceration rate of cannabis users in the world. Yet many of those arrested are young people possessing small amounts for personal use. Is personal use of cannabis really a ‘crime’? And wouldn’t Police time be better spent focusing on more serious matters?
Perhaps New Zealand would have a lower suicide rate if cannabis was legalised / de-criminalised? I think so.
“New Zealand has lost a peaceful and gentle man who advocated quietly for the sort of reforms that have halved the number of drug users in Portugal over the last decade,” said Dr McGrath, who works at two alcohol and drug clinics in the lower North Island.
Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE Obituary Guest Book Currently, the Guest Book for Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE is available for viewing, but not accepting entries until Wednesday, 25 July 2012. View McINTYRE, Stephen Lindsay. On 22 July, 2012 suddenly at home; in his 48th year. Dearly loved husband of Reiko, loved father of Terumi and Takumi, loved son of Lillias and William McIntyre, brother of Ken, Stuart, Bruce, and Lorraine, uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A Service will be held at 85 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland on Friday 27 July at 1.30pm. Battersby Funeral Services Ltd Ph 09-828-5113 Published in The New Zealand Herald on July 24, 2012
Shame on you Peter Dunne, you are creating more pain in the world: http://www.libertarianz.org.nz/libz-appalled-by-death-of-stephen-mcintyre/
Overcrowded prisons and high suicide rate: http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/beasts-from-blenheim-and-creatures-from.html
Backup mirror of this image is at: http://images.onlineparalegalprograms.com.s3.amazonaws.com/going-green.jpg
Greetings to those present, your honour, people in the jury. Also, thanks to my many supporters in the gallery, big ups to each and every one, I give praise and thanks for your support. I would like to address the jury:
You personally today have the unique and once in a lifetime ability to change not just the course of one mans life – mine – but to also change the entire course of NZ legal history itself by contributing a precedent setting legal case due to Jury Nullification! How come? Why is this case gonna change the course of law?
That is because, like it or not, laws are created three ways:
- creatively by politicians
- destructively by judges
- and also destructively by juries like you (potentially) today in the appeal court!!!
You as a citizen and jury-member have the right to stand up and say, no fuck it, SecretStoner has a fucking point, this law is a motherfucking ass, screw this, fuck what you say, give the man a break, we find the defendant…. not guilty!
“Juries were instituted to protect citizens from the tyranny of government”
Clay S. Conrad defines “jury nullification” this way:
Jurors in criminal trials have the right to refuse to convict if they believe that a conviction would be in some way unjust… If juries are nothing more than rubber stamps, they are no limit on government’s power to pass unjust, immoral, or oppressive laws, and citizens are entirely at the mercy of sometimes jaded or corrupt courts and legislatures.
Jury Nullification in New Zealand
This Not-PC blog is decent and reminds us of the Waihopai verdict.
And for christs sake, look, why be all up and anctious about a herb which, well look this picture says it all…
I just wanna pay taxes and contribute to helping the environment and making some great music. Not sit in jail all day getting depressed about how cool my life used to be (and it was wicked) and how to rebuild it later. OK? Sort it. Power in your hand guvna. Do it jury man. Do me and your country proud. Do it for yourself.
Some good news about that shocking election: 192% increase in party vote for Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party!!! Good work dakta kiwis! OK, maybe you’re saying going from 0.25% to 0.48% aint much, and yeah you’re right. But that’s 9,516 people fighting against an oppressive, evil totalitarian waste of time racist prohibition. Freedom must come to our innocent political prisoners. However, I am growing tired of waiting so more action is needed.
Also, the only party with a greater increase was the Greens with an exactly 200% increase. Considering that the green party is powered by the awesomely intelligent and talented Metiria Turei, who is anti-prohibition, perhaps you can say this is a strong signal the public are giving the government about legalisation?
We just saw NZ’s shit-est election with the lowest ever voter turnout ever since records began back in the 1800s.
|2011||Party Votes||Change||Percentage||Change||Seats Allocated|
|ACT New Zealand||21,446||62.22%||1.07||70.86%||1|
|Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party||9,516||165.55%||0.48||192.00%||0|
|Democrats for Social Credit||1,432||132.72%||0.07||140.00%||0|
|New Zealand First Party||135,865||104.42%||6.81||119.06%||8|
Official results from the NZ 2008 general election, sorted by votes:
|The Republic of New Zealand Party||0||344||0.02|
|99 MP Party||0||601||0.03|
|Direct Democracy Party||0||782||0.03|
|Democrats for Social Credit||0||1079||0.05|
|New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party||0||1178||0.05|
|Christian Heritage NZ||0||2821||0.12|
|Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party||0||5748||0.25|
|Destiny New Zealand||0||14210||0.62|
|Jim Anderton’s Progressive||0||26441||1.16|
|ACT New Zealand||1||34469||1.51|
|United Future New Zealand||2||60860||2.67|
|New Zealand First Party||7||130115||5.72|
Get your mates together and come support the NZ theatrical release of Smokescreen, a brazilian made documentary about drug prohibition around the world and in Brazil. This screening in NZ is part of the ReelBrazil film festival. For more details please see the official Smokescreen page on ReelBrazil. You can get tickets to the Wellington screenings here, however, when I checked on the Rialto site, it was not possible to get tickets on what is as far as I could tell the Smokescreen page on Rialto.
Smokescreen raises the subject of drug policies in effect worldwide, focusing on their social and political implications in countries such as Brazil, England, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, Argentina and the US. Its premise is a rethink of countries’ prohibitionist drug policies. The confronting documentary discusses some of the consequences of such drug laws, such as violence and corruption, reaching unacceptable levels.
Through interviews in Brazil and abroad with physicians, researchers, leaders, policemen and representatives of civil movements, the filmmaker and journalist Rodrigo Mac Niven introduces a new vision of the early 21st century. It is a documentary that questions prohibition, and discusses the complexities of a taboo subject with honesty and transparency.
Friday 23 September 6:30pm Wellington Paramount Theatre
Sunday 25 September 3:00pm Wellington Paramount Theatre
Tuesday 27 September 6:30pm Wellington Paramount Theatre
Friday 28 October 6:30pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
Sunday 30 October 3:00pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
Tuesday 01 November 6:30pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
Here are some pics from around the ‘net collected together from the J Day Auckland 2011 event, which was fantastic. Please send yours in, I can blur any faces if required before upload.
This first one is arguably the best and captures the shot I was hoping to find from the day. Thanks to Gonzo. It was exciting to be part of such a large 4:20 smoking celebration, definitely I have not seen that much being smoked in one place, this even beats the Sly and Robbie concert.