The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is telling drug using beneficiaries to vote for them or risk using their benefits:
Party Leader Michael Appleby said the only way for beneficiaries to continue using cannabis was to ensure the ALCP was elected on November 26 to fight for their rights.
The Government’s Welfare Working Group led by economist Paula Rebstock, aims to tackle drug addiction by introducing drug testing for those on the benefit.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said she supported the move.
“We expect it for people who are in work so why shouldn’t we expect it for people who are looking for work? Frankly, I don’t think that is too much to ask,” she said.
This plea might appeal to those beneficiaries who use cannabis.
But there will be a lot more people who work to pay the taxes that provide the benefits that support these people who will see it as a very good reason to vote National.