Media Release

Legal action threatened over media misrepresentation

The Cannabis Party has confirmed it is not associated with Auckland mayoral candidate Adam Holland, as reported in some media outlets.

Mr Holland, is the founder and sole member of Auckland Legalise Cannabis. It is not connected to the Cannabis Party in any way.

His drunken and satirical antics during the mayoral campaign trail have caused many people to believe that the Cannabis Party had descended into disrepute

Election planning conference and AGM at Awaroa Bay

The Cannabis Party will hold its election planning conference and AGM at Awaroa Bay in the Abel Tasman National Park.

The conference will be on the 1st and 2nd of October at the resort made famous by the crowd funded beach which was returned to public ownership earlier this year.

Party members, supporters of cannabis law reform and the media are invited to take part in the weekend conference.

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Cannabis Party's shadow budget summary

The Cannabis Party's shadow budget focuses on increasing public revenue while decreasing government spending.

The National Party has created a $100 billion dollar debt hole for New Zealand. The Cannabis Party would prioritise paying down debt and balancing the books.

The Labour Party wants to increase existing taxes. The Cannabis Party would add taxes to the commercial cannabis trade, but maintain or lower existing taxes.

New policies being developed

The Cannabis Party is developing new policies as it builds up to the 2017 general election.

Party leader Julian Crawford said that as the party matured it was only natural that it would widen its policy focus.

An announcement on a new tertiary education policy will be made at the University of Otago next week, following approval of the policy by the party's executive board.