Seniors back legal cannabis

By July 12, 2016 Recent News

The Northern Advocate 11 July 2016
A group of Northland seniors who want cannabis legalised are urging Grey Power chapters across the country to get behind their cause.

Members of Otamatea Grey Power spoke to the Advocate in April, saying they wanted “the choice of dying pain free” and that medicinal cannabis could be a way to achieve it.

They have now channelled their efforts into a petition with copies sent to all 32 Grey Power chapters.

Grey Power distances itself from marijuana legalisation petition
NewsHub 13 July 2016
Grey Power is distancing itself from its Otamatea branch’s campaign to legalise marijuana, and says it is unlikely to lobby for marijuana legalisation any time soon.

The Otamatea branch launched a petition for marijuana legalisation earlier this week, but it could be up in smoke after a warning from National President Tom O’Connor.

He says he’s not telling the Oramatea branch to stop its petition, but to be aware of the implications.

“Very clever single-issue groups can capture associations from time to time and misuse them to promote their own campaigns,” he says.

“I’ve issued a warning this morning to associations to be careful of that.”