OneNews 4 June 2014
Internet Party leader Laila Harre wants cannabis to be decriminalised.
Ms Harre says it’s her personal view and the Internet Party itself is yet to finalise its policy on the issue.
However, she says the party has today put the issue up for discussion on a new online policy development platform that allows members to raise ideas and debate policy.
Ms Harre says there is a growing push towards decriminalisation globally, yet high political barriers remain to such a move in New Zealand.
She says every year thousands of young people are convicted for cannabis possession, often for small amounts, meaning they have to go through life with a criminal conviction.