New Zealand’s first cannabis club opened in November 2008 in West Auckland. The Daktory style cannabis club is similar to a working man’s club consisting of a large converted factory with pool tables, table tennis and plenty of comfortable couches.
The Home of Mary Jane the ‘Cannabus’ and the new ‘Daktavist’ branch of NORML (National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
Here is where the members of this club pay $20 per month for membership, or $200 per year. This pays for the rent and the utilities of the premises and the bus.
We plan new ways to go out and change the law at The Daktory, whether it be by handing out flyers or protesting, and in some cases getting arrested for the cause.
On Sunday at 4.20pm we hotbox the Cannabus, which holds the world record for the most people to hotbox a bus.
So, come down to The Daktory and mix with people from our culture.
Community controlled, adults-only, not-for-profit social clubs providing a comfortable environment where cannabis users can meet and relax. Cannabis Social Clubs are a way of keeping cannabis users safe.
- Community trusts will regulate and control cannabis clubs in each community.
- Clubs promote health information, encouraging moderation and safe use.
- Each club operates as a cooperative, run by its members for its members.
- Each club provides activities, games and entertainment for its members, as well as a range of food and drinks.
- Clubs do not advertise.
- All cannabis sales are licensed by the community trust. Clubs allow consumption on the premises.
- Clubs are situated in commercial and light industrial areas, away from schools.
- Proceeds go back to the community
- Strictly R 18 – Adults Only.
- Controlled hours of operation
- No drugs other than cannabis are allowed
- No alcohol is permitted
The Cannabis Licensing Trust idea is based on the alcohol licensing trust model used by many communities to regulate alcohol.
They allow for Cannabis to be “sold with care and responsibility, with the well-being of the community in mind, through a charitable organisation whose profits flow back to the community”.
Communities will have local control via the cannabis trusts.
Each club is different. Large or small, each reflects the preferences of the club members and the community they are a part of.”