Key public figures are set to assemble at the Auckland Town Hall tonight to host a public discussion on the impacts of cannabis laws in NZ communities.
The launch of the "Let's Start The Conversation" campaign – a national vehicle to create informed community discussion and debate around the impacts of current cannabis laws – kicks off on Tonight June 27th with a Town Hall Assembly in Auckland officially endorsed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the New Zealand Criminal Bar Association.
Chaired by Russell Brown and featuring Helen Kelly, Professor Max Abbott (AUT), Warren Young (New Zealand Law Commission, Ret.), Dr. Chris Wilkins (Massey SHORE) and others, the event follows on from the Great Marijuana Debate chaired by the late Sir Peter Williams on 26th Oct 1984.
In the three decades since, New Zealand has seen some major progressions in law and human rights including; mental health law reform, homosexual law reform, prostitution law reform and abortion law reform. However despite recommendations from many official committees over this time, most recently the Law Commission in 2011, there has been no significant changes to cannabis legislation.
We as the New Zealand public need to sit down and have an open discussion about what our future cannabis laws should look like and what we hope to achieve. Please join us as we start this very important conversation.
Auckland Town Hall
TONIGHT! - Monday 27th June 2016