A car door slams. Three men in blue walk up to my door.
They say 'Redwood, you got a right to remain silent.'
I say 'I'm not very good at that, especially when you practice such violence...'
I've been an ecological activist for a long time. But after the NZ Police visited my home in 2015, my personal activism became focused on legalising cannabis in Aotearoa New Zealand. Here are some snippets of my story...
Golden Bay woman wins legal victory for medicinal cannabis
Could loophole give Kiwis more access to medicinal cannabis? (TV clip)
First Kiwi to publicly and legally bring medicinal cannabis into NZ (TV clip)
Meet Rebecca Reider: The woman who legally brought cannabis into New Zealand without a sniff from Customs
(Note: Do not try emulating me; the method I used to import cannabis from the US is currently being blocked.)
Medicinal advocacy (a small selection of it...)
Medicinal cannabis users pen open letter to new government, pleading for law change
What medicinal cannabis campaigners want from the government
We're all human: A cannabis patient's report from Parliament
We won, sort of: A medicinal cannabis user at yesterday's historic vote (The Spinoff)
A medicinal marijuana patient watches the endless, infuriating legalisation debate (The Spinoff)
Government's medicinal cannabis bill doesn't go far enough (Newshub)
Why is the government unlawfully suppressing medical cannabis imports? (Herb)
No reason to delay medical cannabis (Nelson Mail)
Cannabis referendum campaign
Cannabis advocate's impressive justification for legalisation (TV)
Why medicinal cannabis patients are desperate for a yes vote in the referendum (Newshub)
How to convince your grumpy uncle to vote yes in the cannabis referendum
My poetic campaign statement went a bit viral on social media but somehow failed to win us the cannabis referendum:
I had 5 minutes to tell a committee of Members of Parliament how to fix the broken medicinal cannabis bill... so I wrote them a poem: