“Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Let my people go!”
When is the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party going to part the Tasman Sea? Their latest press release on the “Free Dakta Green” campaign starts with:
“Let our people go – Free Dakta Green
As much as they are trying to portray Dakta Green as a martyr, he is not. He broke the law. He was found guilty by the courts. He was sentenced. The sentence was appealed. The sentence was extended by the appeal court. It’s called the legal system, and if you want to live in a democratic society, it’s how things work.
Just because 71.9% of people said cannabis should be decriminalised doesn’t mean it has. It just means the majority of New Zealanders believe it should. Cool, let’s do that then. But it hasn’t been done. When Dakta Green was found with cannabis, it was illegal. He broke the law. It was intentional. He has little or no remorse. The sentence is, if anything, too short.