Chris Fowlie http://www.hempstore.co.nz
One of the lynch pins of cannabis law reform gives us a background on how all this began, funding a party that failed to get into parliament left a huge hole that needed to be filled with something more long term, a center for activism, this is what started the Hemp Store, New Zealand's only specialist Hemp retailer.
Over the years there have been incredible highs and a few lows, one of the worst lows being the last decade where parliament has been handcuffed by a tobacco & alcohol company candidate, Peter Dunne.
Corruption, lies, deceit and misrepresentation on the part of authorities since before most who live today have produced a false view of cannabis as harmful or dangerous.
This lifetime brainwashing can be attributed mostly to special interest groups who simply don't want a competitive industry to threaten the dominance of their reign, this is a human struggle as much as it is a political one.
Full version on youtube: http://youtu.be/aKjSY03eIIM