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  1. Video for Native Affairs - Too high for prison
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    Native Affairs- Too high for prison

    Cannabis use is one of the reasons why Māori are overpopulated in our prisons and decriminalising the drug could bring the rates down, says an advisor from the NZ Drug Foundation.

  2. Video for Government urged to take compassionate approach to marijuana legislation
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    Government urged to take compassionate approach to marijuana legislation

    The Government needs a compassionate approach to marijuana legislation.  This was the general message at JDAY today in Whangarei, with those suffering a range of illnesses turning out to call for easier access to medicinal marijuana.

  3. Video for Native Affairs – High Hopes
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    Native Affairs – High Hopes

    Marijuana growers on the East Coast are being encouraged to turn their green fingers to the much more legal commercial activity of growing hemp – and it may be more profitable.

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    10,000 cannabis plants seized in Eastern District over summer- police

    In excess of 10,000 cannabis plants have been seized and destroyed in the Eastern District over the summer period according to police.

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    Ministry to have authority to prescribe cannabis

    Decision-making to prescribe cannabis-based products will now go through the Ministry of Health and will no longer require sign off from the Minister.  That announcement was made by Associate Minister Peter Dunne. But some politicians question if the change goes far enough.

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    New research links marijuana to premature births

    Māori health providers are welcoming new research that shows the impact of smoking marijuana while pregnant. Findings show women who continue to smoke cannabis while pregnant are five times more likely to have spontaneous pre-term births.

  7. Video for Māori Party highly unlikely to support legalisation of cannabis
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    Māori Party highly unlikely to support legalisation of cannabis

    The Māori Party say it's highly unlikely they would support the legalisation of cannabis given the dire effects the drug has had on Māori communities

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    Ormsby sentenced for marijuana possession in Bali

    Leeza Ormsby has been given a 10-month jail sentence for pleading guilty to marijuana possession while on holiday in Bali.

  9. Video for Native Affairs - Illegal Tender
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    Native Affairs- Illegal Tender

    It's the world's most widely used illicit drug and New Zealanders are amongst the highest users in the world.  

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