The Helen Clark Foundation and the NZ Drug Foundation recently hosted the Global Commission on Drug Policy for an event in support of a YES vote in the cannabis referendum. The distinguished panel of speakers outlined the case for reform in an international context. This is a recording of the live webinar.
The event was co-chaired by Holly Walker of the Helen Clark Foundation and Kali Mercier of NZ Drug Foundation.
Our panelists were:
Louise Arbour: Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canada
Juan Manuel Santos: Former President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Geoff Gallop: Former Premier of Western Australia
Helen Clark: Former Prime Minister and UNDP Administrator
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