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October 4th, 2012
Some good news from the legal sysem this week. Doug McLeod had a charge withdrawn – the charge of permitting premises to be used for consumption of cannabis. He was charged with this “crime” because he was staying at the Daktory one of the times when it was raided.
Eight people turned up at Waitakere Ditrict Court this wet and chilly morning to support Doug. We got plenty of toots and waves from passing traffic as hundreds of people saw our signs.
They told Doug to be at the court at 9 am, but it was early 10 am before the judge turned up. Why are judges alwys late? In most oher jobs you would get sacked if you were late all the time.
Fortunately, Doug’s case was the first one to be called. The police sought leave to withdraw the charge, and it was all over. A few people clapped, but not loud enough to upset the judge.
Doug stood in the dock, proudly wearing his Freedom is NORML T shirt, and asked for an apology from the prosecutor. The judge told him to take it up with his lawyer, and he was free to go.
We gathered outside the court for another show of signs and more photos – you’ll find some of them on Facebook. Doug called out “Cannabis for sale!” when a cop walked by.
Doug’s next appearance at Waitakere court will be on yet amother bullshit charge. He was arrested or sparking up a solar cone at a previous protest. This is a classic example of how the police try to bully the law reform movement into submission.
Dakta Gizi is back at the Daktory, now that her bail conditions have been changed, and she no longer has a curfew. So no more 5 am curfew checks by the filth – a favorite trick of theirs.
At Monday’s bail hearing, police opposed the changes. They even tried to get Dakta Green’s bail conditions altered, in spite of the fact that it was not his bail hearing. They claimed that “law breaking” is still going on at the Daktory. No comment.
Thanks to the people who replied with information about other court appearances. We don’t know about them unless somebody tells us, and we want to spread the word about any of our people being vicrtimized by the legal system – so keep the info coming.
Huge Crowds At Open Day
Just kidding, folks. It was a very quiet Sunday afternoon at the Daktory, but a few friends dropped by – and nothing bad happened. So we did it again Wednesday evening. Six people turned up this time – all wanting to buy weed. We hd to disappoint them – we can no longer offer that service, and we ask people not to smoke on the premises.
Everything else is still here at the Daktory – the pool table, table tennis, table soccer, darts, chess, snacks and drinks, and hard core Daktivists.
We’re having another open day this Sunday, noon to 6 pm. Come and talk to us about what you would like to see and do at the club. We are open to suggestions.
Become a member and help the Daktory survive. Membership is just $20 a month. If enough people join, we can afford to keep the club running – and get the Cannabus back on the road.
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Last But Not Least
A big “Thank You” to everyone who has made a donation to the Daktory. Your support will help to make it possible to reopen and to continue the fight for our rights.
February 14th, 2012
Dakta Green was the 2011 New Lynn candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP), a political party with the platform to bring about cannabis law reform in New Zealand.
With an eight months prison sentence, Dakta Green would have served his sentence and would have been released in time to stand in the November elections in New Zealand.
The solicitor general appealed Dakta Green’s original sentence on behalf of the prosecution and on September 30, 2011, his sentence was increased to 23 months.
For the Crown to extend Dakta Green’s prison sentence to almost triple time and in view of the fact that he was originally offered Home Detention, is truly an abuse of sentencing powers and is extraordinary in that it lends credence to the idea that such an almost tripling of his prison sentence was politically motivated in order to keep him from standing in the forthcoming November elections.
This extension of prison sentence to 23 months is politically motivated and is intended to stop Dakta Green from running in the November elections.
January 24th, 2011
Better late than never, here’s a summary of media stories covering the Armistice Day rally at Parliament:
Tracy Watkins covered the protest for the DomPost.
Radio New Zealand’s Checkpoint program spoke in detail on the matter.
November 5th, 2010
A by-election will be held on November 20 in Mana electorate. Maryjane represented at the TVNZ7 Back Benchers by-election special.
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party candidate Julian Crawford launched his campaign with an appearance on the Dakta Green hour and later on Back Benchers.
October 2nd, 2010
A live recording from The Daktory, New Plymouth – October 2, 2010.
September 22nd, 2010
We had a great time in our Wairoa Daktory tonight. Occasionally I come across people who add tobacco to their cannabis. Usually they are Australian or English/European but in the whole of New Zealand, Wairoa is the only place I have visited where tobacco is routinely added to their cannabis. Not all smokers add tobacco, the older ones do not. But the younger smokers do and it is not a healthy method of consumption. I tried to point out the safer ways tonight.,
August 24th, 2010
Today we are off to Hamilton for a few days of toking and promoting, will see all you Hamiltron Stoners soon!
August 15th, 2010
We can now confirm that our Northland tour will be happening next weekend.
Whangarei – Friday 20th August
Dargaville – Saturday 21st August
August 13th, 2010
Well, not literally.
The bus suffered some more mechanical issues this morning, as the Armistice Tour convoy set off for it’s Northland tour. As a result, we are sorry to inform you that we will be postponing our Northland tour. We are truly sorry to those of you who were hoping to checkout our Mobile Daktory, but we will be making it up to you at a later date.
August 12th, 2010
Despite mechanical breakdowns we commenced our tour on time at 11am August 11th 2010 at Cape Reinga. There is no mobile internet or phone access at Cape Reinga so we were unable to broadcast live via the internet but we did record the 11am statement. Here is the raw footage.