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Sell hemp and keep state assets

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE NATIONAL Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says it is a waste of taxpayers’ money to police cannabis, when it could be better spent exploring ways of tapping into the lucrative hemp market.

Hemp comes from a different subspecies of the cannabis plant than marijuana and in the United States, the retail market last year was worth about 450 million dollars.

Gary Charles of NORML NZ says that legalizing the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp will avoid the need for government to sell state assets to pay its debts.

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Gary Charles says NORML NZ plans  to campaign regularly outside Parliament for a review of the country’s drug laws.

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