IP Cannabis Policy - Decriminalization Versus Legalization
I have looked over the Internet Party Cannabis Policy in which it is outlined that Cannabis is to be Decriminalized and treated as a health issue to put it simply.
However that was formed in 2014, a lot of new evidence has formed which may support its legalization. Both in terms of Health Benefits and also to further justify targeted removal of "Synthetic Cannabis". I put that in quotations because I've heard that its all rubbish and contains very little Cannabis.
So after the long haul, what do you guys think about the issue at the moment?
Here is our current policy
Internet Party - Cannabis Policy
Daymond Goulder-Horobin started a poll Fri 14 Dec 2018
Should the Internet Party further push to Legalize Cannabis Closed Sat 22 Dec 2018
Note that once our priorities are sorted then we will discuss the fine tunings of how we will go about it.
Remember there is a difference in that Decriminalization means less criminal penalties, in the sense of our original policy most if not all criminal penalties would be taken down but we would not allow people to have it, with the exception of medicinal as outlined in our current policy.
|4 - Yes - Lets extend our policy towards full legalization of Cannabis overtime.|
|1 - No - Lets stick to the current path of Decriminalization and allowance for medicinal usage only.|
Geoff Anderson Fri 14 Dec 2018
Lets get our terminology correct.
Decriminalize means its still an offence punishable by fines and other means.
Legalize means its not an offence at all.
Jo Booth Fri 14 Dec 2018
We need to move towards a health focused policy that embraces the good and rejects the bad. a legislative framework that allows use moves it out of the criminal areana and I hope should result in better outcomes for all.
Mason Bee Sat 15 Dec 2018
IMO a health based approach would be best with the taxes being pointed back into drug addiction in general.
Stephen Dickson Sat 15 Dec 2018
Absolutely yes. Get rid of the cows under irrigation and replace with pot.
Lead the world in hemp plastics, clothing, medicine etc.