Councillor launches campaign to legalise cannabis  (Source: Fairfax)


A Waimate councillor is calling for cannabis decriminalisation for the good of her community.

Sandy Mulqueen has formed a lobby group and has made a submission in the council’s long term plan outlining a project to decriminalise marijuana for personal and medicinal use.

The lobby group We Desire Change has been launched online and is backed by her submission.

A Facebook page dedicated to it has attracted 1100 friends since it was formed last week.

Mulqueen says she wants cannabis legalised around the world.

“It’s a wee bit of semantics; I’ve been using decriminalise but I don’t think it’s the right word.

“I think we need to open debate; we’re not being taken seriously by the major political parties.”


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