Residents say the recently revived eradication of cannabis in New Zealand has spiraled out of control. A couple growing three weed plants last February, for example, were having dinner together when a helicopter hovered in the sky, Spray chemicals on their three herbal plants that they used for medical reasons.
The program does not settle well in the modern world – not in time Nearly 70% of New Zealanders are in favor of legalization or decriminalization. Both leaders and residents are tired of wasting resources as the country races toward cannabis reform.
Legalization supporter and Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick said spraying cannabis plants from helicopters is not the way to solve this problem. Last February, a New Zealand Police National Headquarters made the decision for Reviving the cannabis eradication programwhich was canceled in January 2021.
“But we clearly have an incredibly inefficient law when that amount of money is being spent consistently on an annual basis, and it has no effect on street supply,” Tell Stuff.co.nz yesterday.
Instead, Swarbrick suggested focusing on a truly The problem the country is grappling with – like methamphetamine. On June 9, New Zealand Customs issued a press release They discovered “435 grams of methamphetamine, approximately $455,000 in cash, and items related to the clan’s lab.”
New Zealand Medicines Foundation CEO Sarah Helm agreed that police policies are not in line with what is happening across the country. “Almost half of the country Vote for the full legalization of cannabis in the referendum in 2020Helm said. A survey commissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation last year found 69 percent of respondents in New Zealand Support the full legalization or decriminalization of cannabis.”
According to the disclosed documents submitted to Waikato Times under New Zealand Official Information Act, the country has spent $2,653,878 on cannabis aerial spraying nationwide over the past five years. The locals are tired of spending more than $2.6 million on destroying what the majority of the country supports.
on me 48% of New Zealand voters said they supported legalizing cannabis in a referendum held last year. A poll conducted by market research firm UMR for the Helen Clark Foundation showed that an additional 20%, give or take, voted “no” but said she believed cannabis should be decriminalized, bringing the total to 69%.
What is the F*** that cops spray weed on?
So what exactly do cops sprinkle on weeds? journalist from TEO Maori News He also wanted to know in 2018.
The officers were asked what materials they use and an officer was informed TEO Maori News “Nothing, just dye and water.” But a local resident, Whetu Paitai, caught red-handed policemen, Pouring a mysterious blue liquid on the beachAnd they posted a video on Facebook. It turns out it’s the same herbicide they use to kill weeds.
“I took a picture of the container and Googled it to find it’s a weed killer called Bio-Safe from AGPRO,” Paitai said. “They have a Hazchem 2XE code which means that any waste material must be contained and removed for proper disposal, as opposed to material you can only dilute,”
According to AGPRO Bio-Safe’s safety data sheet (SDS), it can harm aquatic life with “long lasting effects,” and is classified as a poison despite being produced using natural ingredients.
A police spokesperson claimed that the spray used only affects plants and has no significant effect on the soil. “A non-toxic, environmentally safe blue dye is used to alert farmers to the fact that a plant has been sprayed,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
We can learn from the past when it comes to herbicides. When funding cannabis eradication programs in Mexico (and other countries) in the 1970s, the United States used Paraquat is a dangerous herbicideCannabis returned to the United States where it ended up harming Americans.
In March 1978, 21% of marijuana samples surveyed from the southwestern United States were found to be contaminated with paraquat. newly study Regarding paraquat poisoning in 2020, it shows that the “in-hospital mortality rate was 72.7%” of the people surveyed, and the main reason behind this was “acute kidney injury”. It is also believed to cause Parkinson’s disease.
There are dangerous effects of smoking pesticides, herbicides and fungicides (in legal processes, especially myclobutanil). Furthermore it , Herbicides can harm leaves, buds, flowers, and fruits– And the spray is spreading everywhere. Lab-tested legal weeds are usually tested for contaminants like these. There must be better ways to dilute illicit cannabis crops without spraying chemicals on them.