NZ – Opinion Piece: Regulated Cannabis Must Have Maori Input Say 50 leaders within Māoridom

NZ – Opinion Piece: Regulated Cannabis Must Have Maori Input Say 50 leaders within Māoridom

If we legalise Cannabis, Māori must be given a leading role in industry to influence it Author: Martyn ‘Bomber’Bradbury Source:  https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjMxODU/If-we-legalise-Cannabis,-Maori-must-be-given-a-leading-role-in-industry-to-influence-it If we are going to legalise cannabis, then Māori must be given a leading role in the newly established legal industry. This argument has been forwarded by 50 leaders within Māoridom and was articulated as part of the Treaty that states sovereignty over all taonga. This definition in of itself opens all types of questions on a range of other taonga. Personally a small tax on everything grown here from the land and generated by the vast tracks of resource held by the State should go to Māori as a base taxation for their use towards the very autonomy promised to them in the Treaty, which I think is a far quicker route to philosophically accept the idea that Māori today must influence the new industry when it has been their agency that has been most penalised by cannabis prohibition. If Māori attempt to look like they are gaining advantage in a new industry, the majority will backlash, if Māori advocate for a system that actively seeks to redress the bias of the old law now by entrenching a…

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