Maori hemp businesses look to exports. Because New Zealand has been slower than other countries to open up to hemp and cannabis products, the members felt they needed to develop high-value hemp-derived products that incorporate Māori values and culture.
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Referendum on New Zealand Cannabis Legalization: the Maori are arrested at significantly higher rates. Approximately 40% of the current Maori prison population are serving sentences for minor possession and supply charges.
New Zealand MP Willie Jackson doesn't want recreational cannabis legalised, but if it is, says Māori have a right to share in the profits under the Treaty of Waitangi.
More than 50 Māori health leaders are calling on the Crown to ensure regulations for cannabis legislation favours Māori who want to participate and operate in the market, if New Zealand votes yes next year.
New Zealand cannabis firm giving high hopes to Maori community; one small New Zealand medicinal cannabis business is looking to secure its slice of the pie, all while empowering a marginalized community and allowing it to create wealth from within.
From reuters.com link to article by Sarah Shearman, April 24th 2019 LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Having witnessed the fallout from drug and alcohol abuse in his struggling Maori community, Manu Caddie was always “quite anti-cannabis”. But now the youth worker-turned-entrepreneur believes the plant will bring prosperity to indigenous New…