Cannabis Law Reform Activism in New Zealand
“How do you speak to your friends, family, and community about the work you are doing in cannabis? How do you work to change the laws in the place where you live?”
Join us for a question and answer session on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. with New Zealand transplant Abe Gray. He has worked in the country for 15 years through political activism and cultural exposition to legalize cannabis through normalizing cannabis, and change the existing taboos around the plant. He’s even campaigning for mayor, and the race will take place later this month.
He’ll answer questions about the process of legalization, and the process of normalization, from a United States background with a now international perspective.
About Abe Gray
Abe Gray moved to New Zealand from the States with the expectation that the government would legalize cannabis soon after he arrived. When a different party got elected in, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Abe founded the Whakamana Cannabis Museum to document the influence of cannabis in New Zealand culture to normalize it and educate the public. Not only that, but he has also decided to run for mayor, and the race will take place later this month.
About Whakamana Cannabis Museum
Whakamana Cannabis Museum is a centre for cannabis education, information and law reform activism based in Dunedin, New Zealand. The museum offers not only permanent exhibitions about cannabis culture, but also a guest room, tours of New Zealand, tools to create presentations, and the space can even be rented out for cannabis-centered events.