Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Green Party of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Enable registered medical practitioners and specialists to prescribe cannabis products for severely ill patients.”

“Immediate Steps for Harm Reduction,” 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

None found

Mission:

“Our Mission as a Green Party is to put our Charter, Values and Vision into practice by:

  • Achieving electoral success, supporting our elected representatives and nurturing those that will follow them
  • Seeking political change through fostering and developing community-based Green action
  • Honestly representing those who share our Vision and principles when making public policy and legislation, and when taking part in dialogue and debate
  • Engaging individuals and communities in lively and constructive civic discussion and decision-making
  • Encouraging creative policy exploration and debate among members and supporters
  • Working constructively with all those who want to contribute to achieving Green Goals
  • Campaigning for effective alternatives when challenging unjust and unsustainable ideas and practices
  • Practising and promoting Green ways of living and of expressing Green Values in our political activity
  • Building an organisation which can effectively mobilise resources to produce change”
  • “Green Party Mission,” Green Party of Aotearoa website (accessed Aug. 16, 2007)

    Other:
    New Zealand political party