MPs concerned over anti-drug campaign’s similarity to US group
Radio NZ News 2 July 2020
Family First Comment: Andrew Little and Chloe Swarbrick raised concerns that a US organisation is ‘interfering’ in New Zealand politics. SAM-NZ Campaign Spokesperson, Aaron Ironside, set the record straight with Corin Dann this morning. Listen to the interview.
‘Say Nope to Dope’ campaigners have come under fire for their ‘affiliation’ with a powerful US anti-cannabis lobbying group.
Both groups – SAM and SAM-NZ – share the same name.
SAM also provides research, speakers and experts to the New Zealand group.
Several MPs have raised concerns the US organisation is ‘interfering’ in New Zealand politics.
SAM-NZ insists the support goes no further than a shared name and common interest: to stop the legalisation of recreational cannabis.
SAM-NZ Campaign Spokesperson, Aaron Ironside, speaks to Corin Dann.